My Friend’s Husband Walks Around in Pyjamas. What Can She Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My friend’s husband sometimes walks about in pyjama pants with a short shirt. These pyjama pants are tight-fiting. She is uncomfortable that he walks around like that in front of their daughters, and that he prays like that too. She has asked him to wear longer shirts to […]

Should a Woman Cover Her Feet During Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum Should a woman cover her feet during prayer? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. This is a matter in which there is legitimate difference of opinion within mainstream Sunni scholarship. The prevalent opinion in the Hanafi school is that […]

As a Man Can I Work as a Hair Stylist and Cut Women’s Hair?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum As a man can I work as a hair stylist and cut women’s hair? Answer: Asalamu alaikum Allah Most High says: قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ النور 30 “Say to the believing men that they should lower their […]

Is It Permitted to Breastfeed in Public?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum What is the Islamic stance on breastfeeding in public? These days there are many things you can buy that help you cover up while breastfeeding, so you don’t expose yourself. Is it frowned upon to breastfeed in public? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the […]

Is the Knee Cap Included in the Minimum Nakedness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, (1)Is the knee cap included in the minimum nakedness in the Hanafi school? (2)What is the minimum nakedness in the Shafi and Maliki school? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah. The minimum nakedness (‘awra) in the Hanafi school is from […]

Is It Permissible to Wear Maxi Skirts?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is It Permissible to Wear Maxi Skirts? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. For as long as your maxi skirt and cardigan are loose (not figure-hugging) and covers your awrah, then it is permissible to wear. Basically, wear clothes which you can […]