Questions/Answers

women with her face covered

Question: In attending Ḥajj this year, I witnessed many other women who were covering their faces whilst in Iḥrām.  Prior to attendance, my husband and I attended some preparatory classes where the Sheikh mentioned that a woman shouldn’t cover her face when assuming Iḥrām.  However, when he was pressed on this point during the class, he back-tracked and said it was okay in some circumstances, citing a tradition from ‘Aishah

Are women obliged to keep long hair?

Question: I’ve been asked this question and I want to raise it here for it to be answered if possible: are women obliged to keep long hair?   Is it not allowed for a woman to cut her hair?  Some have said that one points of reasoning behind this is, is that it would cover their awra’ on the day of judgement. Answer:  No on both counts. Reasoning: The cited reasoning

Fasting on Saturday, 'Ashurā

Question: Saturday is the day of ‘Ashurā.  Some are saying that we shouldn’t fast that day because it is a Saturday and it is not allowed for us to do so.  Is this correct? Answer: Fasting on the day of ‘Ashurā is a recommended fast.  The reported aḥādith which are often alluded to are in reference to singling out Saturday as a day for fasting.  Several scholars have disagreed though

people in eminono in turkey sitting around the square

Evidence prohibiting men and women mixing? Recently we were sent a copy of an article entitled: ‘No. 1200: Evidence Prohibiting of Mixing of Men and Women,’ written by Muḥammed Ṣāliḥ al-Munājjid.  The article is published and available online.  We have been asked to review and critically evaluate this answer, paying particular attention to: a) the subject and terms being employed; and more importantly, b) the evidences, textual or otherwise, that

ringer made out of iron

Question Is it correct that it is not allowed for a woman to wear rings / jewellery made from other than gold and / or silver?   I have seen this mentioned in the following links and would like to know whether this is soundly established: http://islamqa.org/hanafi/daruliftaa/7739 http://youtu.be/FgDmXlE0yHY Answer There doesn’t appear to be sound evidence from the book and the Sunnah to establish a prohibition specifically relating to women