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Why is a man allowed to have more than one wife in Islam? i.e. why is polygamy allowed in Islam?

Definition of Polygamy 1. Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, … Continue reading

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Attractive Hijabs & Shari’ah

Living in the west, the hijab has become a potent indicator of identity with many non-Muslims viewing it as a political statement. However, it is pertinent to note that the hijab is, first and foremost, an act of worship that … Continue reading

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Is Divorce so Hated That it Causes the Throne (Arsh) of Allah to Shake?

In the section of At-Talaaq (Divorce) in Al-Fawaa’id ul-Majmoo’ah, pg. 139, Hadeeth #1, Al-Imaam Ash-Shawkaanee (رحمه الله) discusses the following narration attributed to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم):  تزوجوا و لا تطلقوا ، فإن الطلاق يهتز له العرش … Continue reading

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When is it permissible for a woman to uncover her face?

We know that the most correct opinion among the scholars is that women should cover their faces, but there are many situations where women cannot cover their faces. Could you shed more light on this topic? Praise be to Allaah. … Continue reading

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Covering the face

Our attitude towards the differences of opinion among the imams with regard to covering the face There is an important matter that is giving me sleepless nights, which is: what is the meaning of the differences of the imam concerning … Continue reading

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Do not Marry 7 types of Women

Ibn Uthaymeen: “Do not Marry 7 types of Women … 1. Al-Annaanah: The woman who whines, moans and complains and ‘ties a band around her head’ all the time (i.e. complains of a headache or some illness but in reality … Continue reading

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Home-schooling: The solution?

”..Over the past decade, the ranks of families home-schooling have grown dramatically and there are signs that home-schooling parents are doing a better job than public schools…” As parents we worry about many matters involving our children – their religion, … Continue reading

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The ruling on Tabarruj (Display of Beauty)

BY Dr Saleh as-Saleh Article ID: 1357 Transcribed by Aboo Uthmaan [1]   1. Tabarruj is disobedience to Allaah and His Messenger (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) The one who disobeys Allaah and His Messenger (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) can only … Continue reading

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Mothers: Producers of Heroes

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…Mothers play a great role in building a generation. The better a mother is at raising her children, the more successfully the Ummah is built and the more successful it is at producing heroes. … Continue reading

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The wives of the Prophet

The wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), the Mothers of the Believers (may Allaah be pleased with them) Can you pls tell me ,how many wives does our Propher(pbuh)had with names and exact prove … Continue reading

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The Story of a pious Sister

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How a woman should wipe her head when doing wudoo’

What is the way in which a woman should wipe her head when doing wudoo’?. Praise be to Allaah. The way in which a woman – and a man whose hair is long – should wipe the head when doing … Continue reading

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Worship is love and veneration; it is not burdensome and difficult

What is the wisdom behind there being no rest period from worship for men, as there is for women? For example, we fast in Ramadan but when our period comes, we break the fast; we pray but when our period … Continue reading

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Poem: Hijaab

[By Sister Fatme H. Jaber from USA] You look at me and call me oppressed, Simply because of the way I’m dressed, You know me not for what is inside, You judge the clothing I wear with pride, My body … Continue reading

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A Wife Should Not Let Anyone Enter Her Husband’s Home Except With His Permission

Question: When should a husband or wife allow or not allow others ‘mahrams or non-mahrams’ to enter the couple’s home?. Answer: Praise be to Allaah. The marital home is a noble and honourable home, which Allaah has commanded both spouses … Continue reading

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Women Are Of Four Types – 20 Pieces Of Advice To My Sister Before Marriage

Ibn Hibban narrated in his work Nazahti Al-Fadlaa the advice of Al-Khattaab bin Mu’laa Al-Makhzoomee to his son. At the end of his words he mentioned the following: “Know that women vary more than the fingers of your hand. So … Continue reading

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Women in the Qur’ân and Women in the Bible

By Sultana Yusufali (a 17-year-old high school student) Published in Toronto Star Young People’s Press Qur’ân:  “And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends one of another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship … Continue reading

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Woman travelling to seek knowledge without a mahram

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The saheeh evidence indicates that a woman is not allowed to travel except with a mahram. This is part of the perfection and greatness of Islam, which protects honour, and honours and takes care of … Continue reading

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Imam Ahmad Mother

“Far away, chilly Baghdad winds would wake up a little boy. Much before Fajr, his mother would bundle him in warm shawls and escort him through the darkness, making sure he reached the Masjid safely. After Fajr, she would wait … Continue reading

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Righteous Women and the Maidens of Jannah

It is reported from Hibbân b. Abî Jablah that he said, “The women of this world who enter Paradise will surpass Al-Hûr Al-‘În by the deeds they did in this world.” Ibn Al-Mubârak, Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqâ`iq Vol. 4 p463. Hibbân … Continue reading

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The best thing after Iman and the worst thing after Kufr

It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with him – once addressed the people and said: No man can have anything better after faith (îmân) than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing. And no … Continue reading

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VID; Tell your wife you love Her

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Female students kissing one another every day

Praise be to Allaah. What is prescribed when meeting is to say salaams and shake hands. If a person has come from a journey then it is prescribed to embrace him. As for kissing at every meeting, this is not … Continue reading

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Does a woman get the reward for praying in congregation if she goes to the mosque?

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: A woman’s prayer in her house, even if it is offered alone, is better and brings a greater reward than her prayer in the mosque, even if it is offered in congregation. This is indicated … Continue reading

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Is it true that women’s ‘awrah in front of other women is from the navel to the knees?

Praise be to Allaah. All of a woman is ‘awrah in front of non-mahram men, and it is not permissible for her to appear before men even if she is covered, if there is there is the fear of fitnah … Continue reading

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Seeing drops of blood after doing ghusl following menstruation

Q; After my period had finished and I had done ghusl, I was surprised to see some drops of blood. Do I have to do ghusl again or not? Please advise us, may Allaah reward you. Praise be to Allaah. … Continue reading

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When women get together, is it better for them to pray in jamaa’ah or individually?

Praise be to Allaah. We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows: It is better for them to pray in jamaa’ah, if possible, but the reward of twenty-seven times more … Continue reading

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“She died a Martyr in her own home…”

Umm Waraqah the Woman Who Died a Martyr’s Death In Her Own Home The Righteous Sahaabiyyah “Umm Waraqah Bint Nawfal al-Ansaariyyah” May Allaah be pleased with her, when the prophet went for the ghazwah of Badr she said,”Grant me permission … Continue reading

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