Woman

A woman is a female human being. The word woman is usually reserved for an adult, with girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent.

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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 1 week ago

If fasting harms her health or the health of her embryo, she is then not allowed to fast.

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 1 week ago

Bismihi ta'ala

It is highly recommended for both men and women to recite Adhan and Iqamah, especially if they are praying on their own, and not in jama'ah. 

Of course, the difference is that a female should recite in a low voice in the presence of a non-mahram. As for performing jama'ah prayers, of course a female can do loud Adhan and a female can lead jama'ah prayers if they are all women. 

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 1 week ago

Bismihi ta'ala

In general, Islam prohibits abortion, and this is the primary law, considering abortion unlawful and a form of murder, where blood-money must be paid and a kaffarah.

In brief, there are certain circumstances where abortion becomes allowed. In the case of a rape incident, with the victim falling pregnant, before the fourth month (entering of the soul into the fetus), she is allowed to abort the fetus if there is extreme difficulty upon her to keep the baby. This means her mental state as the mother is unstable, her family and social status will be ruined, and she will not be able to bear the extremely damaging consequences of all of this. In this case, she is permitted to have an abortion. 

As for after the fourth month, there are different opinions on this, and she must refer to her Marja' taqleed for the fatwa. 

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 3 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If you do not have a physical injury or a handicap that would prevent you from observing the correct form of prayer, which is standing up, then you are not allowed to pray sitting down. 

Whatever the environment may be, you must be able to take breaks, in which you can find an empty space to pray in. If the situation is very bad, then you must think of leaving that toxic environment so you are able to express your religious freedom and do you wajibaat in the correct form. 

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 3 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If all necessary shar'i boundaries are observed as far as interaction with a non-mahram person of the opposite gender, then there would not be any problem.

For example, it being in open area, being careful of what type of conversation it is, avoiding lustful gazes, etc.. 

Another thing that could be applicable to certain situations like this is to avoid accusations or suspicious thoughts from others who might see you, but this would depend where you are and what is culturally appropriate in the place you live in.

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 4 weeks ago

Main thing is insuring her safety and security. She must be sure that she is fully able to protect herself and keep her respect and modesty as a Muslim female who performs Hijab and all religious duties. She should never take risk of living far away from her family when there is possibility of any harm on her her.

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 3 months ago

The 313 most trusted believers who will come with the Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) when he will come back to the public include many ladies. Some narrations mentioned that they will be fifty ladies among the 313. This is narrated by Jaabir Al-Jo'fi from Imam Al-Baqir (AS). (Ethbaat Al-Hodaat by al-Hurr Al-A'amily; 3:575.

In Dalaa'il Al-Imamah by al-Tabari , page 259: Mufadhdhal ibn Omar  said: I heard Imam aal-Sadiq (AS) saying: There will be with The Imam Al-Qaa'im thirteen women. The narration says that the Imam Al-Sadiq (AS) mentioned some names of those ladies: Alqinwaa Bint Rasheed, Umm Ayman , Hubabah Al-Waalibiyyah,  Sumayyah Umm Ammar, Zubaida, Umm Khalid Al-Ahmasiyyah,  Um Sa'eed Al-Hanafiyyah,  Subabah Al-Mashta, and Umm Khalid Al-Juhaniyyah.

So, the leading ladies with Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) are not just two but much more up to fifty. Thirteen of them will be very prominent personalities who will be resurrected from their graves to be with the Imam (AS).

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 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

It is our Shi'i culture that in the two months of Muharram and Safar we do not engage in celebration or any form of public happiness, or adorning ourselves with zeenah, makeup, and so on. 

If one was to dye their hair (as zeenah) in desecrating the sanctity of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.), then it would certainly be haram. 

However, for the sake of getting rid of white hair, and not for zeenah, it would not be considered haram, but best not to, especially if the common custom ('urf) sees it as something wrong. As the hadith expresses, we show happiness when Ahlul Bayt are happy, and we show grief when Ahlul Bayt are sad. 

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 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There is no impediment that prohibits a woman from living by herself, as long her parents are happy and it is not socially rejected or taken as a bad sign.

In general, it is makruh to live alone, eat alone, sleep alone, so it would always be better for a person, male or female, to live with other people.  

With prayers for your success.

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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

Your female cousin is non Mahram to you and it is not allowed for you to look at her with out Hijab, nor talk to her in any emotional or love words unless you enter with her in a temporary marriage contract with its conditions.

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

If she can maintain hijab and stay with the Islamic boundaries, then there isn't an issue. If for example there may be some activities such as music and singing, she must avoid such things and only partake in activities which don't go against Islamic teachings and hijab. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Both women and men should perform ghusl al-janabah after penetrative sexual intercourse (also inclduing anal intercourse). 
 

Also if a woman has an orgasm or climax without sexual intercourse, then the ghusl al-janabah should be performed. It's worth noting that this type of ghusl would make one in the state of wudu so one could perform Salah after the ghusl without doing wudu again. 
 

if a woman is aroused causing some fluid or discharge, this wouldn't make ghusl al janabah obligatiory unless she reached climax. 
 

May Allah Grant You success