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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

Human dignity of woman does not allow her to be with more than man at the same time. It is not only in Islam, but in all main religions that woman is allowed to marry one man at the same time. More than one man at the same time means destroying the dignity of the woman and shaking her self respect. Obviously, if a woman is allowed to marry more than one man at the same time, the society will lose trust in the belonging of the children to their father as no one will know who is the real father of the child. That itself is a big damage to the human sonciety.

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... Answered 3 months ago

Yes

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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

congregational  prayers are much more better than praying alone. The reward of praying in congregation is many folds more which can be hundreds or thousands of times.

Congregational prayer has conditions including the conditions of the Imam of Jama'at. Woman can lead women only in prayers and she should stand in the first row with other women and not to stand ahead of them.

'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... Answered 5 months ago

I don't think we have any mention in our texts specifically about this subject.

However, in general, it is said that Imam Mahdi (A) will make some adjustments to our understanding of Islam on areas where people became confused during the course of history. Also, he will bring overall large amounts of knowledge, as well as justice.

Furthermore, the Prophet (S) was concerned about the ill-treatment of women around him.

So it seems reasonable that he will probably address this subject also, but it isn't possible to say how. (We will have to wait!)

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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

Muslim woman is not allowed to wear and show any jewelry in front of non Mahram men, including necklaces, bracelets, rings etc.

Wassalam,

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

This is all going to be circumstantial, because a female could be wearing a ring, and it could be attracting the gaze of the non-mahram, and it could not. 

The outer hijab of a woman is covering up herself, with the exemption of her face, and her hands up to her wrist. Everything else should be covered. 

If she is wearing any jewellery, and that jewellery is on top of her hijab clothing, or on her hand, like a ring, then it could be either halal to show, or haram. 

It would depend on whether the piece of jewellery is attracting the gaze of a non-mahram, or resulting in lustful looks, or solely considered as 'zeenah'. In this case it would be haram for her to reveal. 

If a woman is wearing a necklace on top of her hijab, or a brooch, a ring, a bracelet, etc, and it is not attracting the gaze of a non-mahram man, then she can wear it. 

A woman might not be intending it to bring notice of a non-mahram, but it would still be considered haram if it is bringing notice, as it would be considered as zeenah. 

And Allah knows best. 

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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... Answer updated 7 months ago

First of all, we as Muslims believe that Allah is The All Knowing, Most Wise, Most Merciful and we believe that everything comes from Him is based on full wisdom for our interest, that is why we never question His Wisdom in any matter. We believe that the full reason is best known by Allah (SWT), the Messenger (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) who are the real successors of the Prophet (SAWA).

We also believe that our human abilities of thinking are limited and can never reach to everything. We know for sure that every order from Allah (SWT) is based on our benefit and we don't question the details.

Hijab is obligatory on females because Allah (SWT) who created males and females made males more attracted to females than females to males in usual situations. Hair of man can be attractive to some females in some situations but females are in general are much more attractive to males. This can be one of the reasons. Men are responsible to work hard to earn livelihood for their families. Hijab of women is for maintaining her dignity, modesty, safety and honour. Hijab also provide safe atmosphere away from sinful acts. Allah (SWT) says in Quran about Hijab on women (So that they are known so that they should not be harmed ( كي يُعرَفنَ فلا يؤذَين)) 33:59).

Wassalam.

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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 7 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is permissible to watch movies, or series, or TV in general, for both men and women, as long as it does not entail anything haram. 

Of course, what is meant by entailing haram, or even spiritually bad/immoral, are things like haram lust, haram gaze. Also, being negatively influenced is another important thing to always keep in mind. We can see how damaging this cultural invasion is, systematically making the world desensitised towards certain unethical practises. 

This is why we can see that our esteemed jurists have at times prohibited the watching of programs or series coming from certain countries with bad agendas and subliminal messages. 

It is a matter of not just being religiously responsible, but also alert and aware of not becoming negatively influenced or change our Islamic mindset due to being "brainwashed" by constant viewing of negative propaganda. 

Another point I would like to add is moderation. No need for "binging-viewing". Balance your free time, with various activities, and your priority should always be that you are healthy, physically, spiritually and mentally. 

With prayers for your success. 

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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 7 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is permissible for Muslim women to wear high heels, as long as it is not considered as zeenah that should be concealed, and does not attract lustful gazes of non-mahram men. 

And Allah knows best.

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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 9 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

This is a bit of a complicated question, because it can be looked at from various angles. 

Assuming that the question is asked by a woman living in a non-Islamic country.

We will have to consider a few scenarios that would occur and will determine whether she is able to overcome these situations, from a shar'i perspective.

Will she be able to observe her correct hijab, and modesty, along with her other religious obligations, like salat, sawm, etc.

As a police-woman, there could be situations where she will have to freely mix with non-mahrams, like a non-mahram male police partner, and that could be a problem.

There would be situations where she will have to physically handle a man, and if it not emergency cases, then that could also be a problem, from a shar'i perspective.

Will she be enforcing something that is legally lawful, but religious prohibited. That is going to be an issue as well. 

What if she chooses to work a desk job, and not patrolling the streets, for example? In this case, she also needs to look at whatever scenarios that could arise, and decide whether it is suitable for her or not.

Yes, we understand that in every occupation there are going to be challenges, and shar'i matters that a woman, and even a man, must take into consideration when they choose their career path. However, that being said, it is always best to be realistic and find something that one will be comfortable with and also represent their deen in the best way possible.

Personally, I believe we Muslims in the West do need female police officers, not just for the purpose of showing that a Muslim woman can be in the work force, but so that she can contribute in educating her colleagues more about how the Muslim community is. But of course, as long as it does not clash with her religious and family commitments.

And Allah knows best. 

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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 9 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

This question is similar to many other fiqhi questions, where one would need to refer to his/her Marja' taqleed. 

That being said, according to the view of most of our esteemed jurists, Ahlul Kitab are not najis, and as for temporary marriage with a Kitabiyah woman, most Maraji' also deem it as halal.

And Allah knows best.

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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 9 months ago

It is recommended for the women during her menstruation period to perform Wudhu in the time of Prayers and wear her prayers dress and sit on her place of prayers and be busy in remembering Allah for time like her prayer time. This Wudhu break like any other Wudhu although such Wudhu does not allow her to perform Namaz because of her menstruation.

Wassalam.