Hijab

A hijab (Arabic: حجاب‎ ḥijāb) in common English usage is a veil worn by some Muslim women in the presence of any male outside of their immediate family, which usually covers the head and chest. The term can refer to any head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women that conforms to Islamic standards of modesty. Hijab can also refer to the seclusion of women from men in the public sphere, or it may denote a metaphysical dimension, for example referring to "the veil which separates man or the world from God." People usually talk about "the hijab" rather than "a hijab", as evidenced by this article.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There are many shar'i concerns regarding a mixed gym, for both males and females.

The dressing of men and women are not within the shar'i boundaries, and any male or female will without choice see someone of the opposite gender with bare minimum clothing, or in provocative positions that for us could be considered immodest in public. This could lead to lustful gaze, and other things that entail haram.

If you are able to avoid all of this, and avoid doing things that would be against a Muslim woman's public modesty, then you can go. This means you would need to go at a time where there are no men at all.

Alternatively, you can go to a women only gym, or purchase gym equipment and use at your own discretion at home. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 3 months ago

Hijab is not a precondition for the acceptance of du'a. However, anything we do with a sincere intention for the sake of Allah should, God willing, bring us closer to Allah.

However it does not guarantee acceptance of a specific du'a, especially since some things are kept from us because it is in our best interest, there is some wisdom behind it, or we are meant to follow a different path in life.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

If she has fulfilled her duty in Hijab, she will not then responsible but the man who looks at her with lust will be responsible of his evil thoughts. Men must avoid looking with lust to females especially who have done their full Hijab.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Muslim man must lower his gaze always and never look at females who are not wearing Hijab. Sitting with non-Hijabi women should not encourage them or give wrong message endorsing their act in neglecting the orders of Allah in Hijab.

Wassalam.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Although each circumstance is different, a starting point, after making sure you and your spouse are on the same page, may be to have a clear conversation with your inlaws to find out why they are uncomfortable with your daughter wearing hijab. The second step would then be to make absolutely clear that this is something you would like for your child and that you are not happy with any type of discouraging. In short, it is important to set a clear boundaries and if that boundary is not respected then you can think of the next appropriate action. 
 

May you always be successful 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 5 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

No, you do not need to be in hijab to recite Quran, dua or dhikr. It is a wonderful thing that you continuously remember Allah ta'ala, in any state and every state. 

And Allah knows best.

Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

No need for female to wear Hijab to do Dhikr or Du'a. Dhikr and Du'a can be done in any situation and any where.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

Hijab is an obligatory practice on every Muslim female. Non Hijabi female working or mixing with men causes them looking at her hair or arms or legs which is itself not permissible for the men. We should cause any sin to any one. Discrimination is bad against people with equal qualities, but encouraging non Hijab is completely wrong and means disrespecting the orders of Allah (SWT).

Muslim must obey the orders of Allah in every matter and every field of life.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

We must do our best to avoid looking at non Mahram as much as we can. We should never deliberately look at non Mahram.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 5 months ago

There are a lot of books about Islam that you can read, and I think it's good to read whatever seems to fit your needs and interests now, since people have different interests.

However, this might be of interest and also has a brief discussion of hijab: https://www.al-islam.org/seeking-straight-path-reflections-new-muslim-di...

There are some small differences between Sunni and Shi'i methods and times of saying the 5 daily prayers. (Also there are some small differences between the 4 main schools of thought among Sunnis.) So some of the guidance you will find in books or online will vary. If you are not committed to any specific school of thought/sect now, I suggest you just pick one method and do it, and if you want to change how you do it, you can change later.

Here is a Sunni descrption: https://muslimhands.org.uk/latest/2020/07/how-to-perform-salah
Here is a Shi'i description: https://www.al-islam.org/articles/laws-and-practices-how-perform-daily-p...

I am sure there are some helpful videos on YouTube too.

Sometimes all the details (and, for people who do not speak Arabic already, Arabic words) can be intimidating so just do your best. 

Best wishes on your journey!

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 months ago

Dress of the female must have all conditions of full Hijab including avoiding tight cloth and transparent cloth. Color of the outer dress should not be attractive to men.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 months ago

Real Hijab requires the woman to cover her hair and body with out showing its shape. Wearing her hair in bun goes against this condition of Hijab.

Wassalam.