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

The Iddah ( waiting period) for divorced woman is three menstrual periods or three months. If she is pregnant, her Iddah will last till the delivery of the child.

If the woman was divorced before any sexual intercourse took place between her and her husband, then No Iddah on her because marriage was never consummated.

If the woman is old and she has no menstrual period , then there no Iddah of divorce on her.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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Islam is a religion with guidelines for all aspects of life. Marriage is also an aspect of life and it is regulated by the Almighty according to His divine standard. The Qur'an states that it is not permissible to marry polytheists: "And marry not an idolatress until she believes: a believing maid is better than an idolatress even though she might highly please you. And do not give believing women in marriage to idolaters until they believe. And a believing slave in better than a free idolater" (2:221). Marriage-life in Islam is not simply a companionship between two people but part of the spiritual journey to Allah where husband and wife help each other for His sake and under His holy guidance: "Help one another in righteousness and taqwa" (5:2). A non-Muslim husband or wife cannot fully understand and observe all faith-related, spiritual and sometimes moral etiquettes that a Muslim person is called to observe. Also, Islamic lifestyle in ordinary circumstances is not a path that can be traveled unilaterally by a husband or a wife alone.  

It is true that in some cases there can be mutual respect and levels of understanding with a non-Muslim spouse but this is not a perpetual common ground to walk in, neither a shared path of faith leading to the same destination.

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 1 week ago

Bismihi ta'aa

I would say we cannot give a yes, or no answer to this question, as there are many issues to take in mind. 

Yes, from a Fiqhi perspective, there is no problem in itself with women watching men "playing sports." There would be a problem if the men were topless, for example. There is also no shar'i requirement that every woman who attends, Muslim or not, must observe Hijab. Unless of course it is an Islamic country where Islamic dresscode is applied to all in public. 

An issue that we need to look into is whether the atmosphere is appropriate for young boys, or girls, or even women. Will there be excessive swearing and offensive language thrown around. Is the mixing between genders so much that it would be an inappropriate environment for a mu'min/mu'minah to be in. 

Is it culturally accepted, for women to go to such a tournament, or will it be taken as something bad, or she will be criticised, or spoken ill about. 

It is clear that we are influenced and dragged into today's sports culture, and we might have an interest in following some sports group, or be serious fans. At the same time, we have religious and moral principles that we must never abandon.

This applies to both genders as well. Our level of modesty, evaluating where we should go and where we should not go, looking into the shar'i, social and cultural aspects of what we participate in, and other important factors. 

More can be said about this, but in general the mukallaf must try to look at this from different angles, and like everything else be as cautious as possible, choosing what would bring him/her closer to Allah ta'ala.

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 3 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

The answer to this is no, in this case she does not need to perform Ghusl Janabah, and the discharge is also tahir. 

It is only when she has an orgasm, and discharges, making Ghusl wajib, and also the discharge najis. 

For more detail, please refer to our other answers to questions similar to this.

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 3 weeks ago

Muslim man is not allowed to marry an agnostic woman. Marriage is an establishment of shared life between man and woman which must be based on principles of Faith in Allah, The Glorious.

Marriage is not just for fulfilling sexual desires, but to build a shared life based of Faith which is the main condition of harmony.

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... Answer updated 3 weeks ago

1. Just a letter from the husband or his attorney does not mean real Islamic Talaq unless Talaq has been pronounced properly in front of two pious witnesses along with all other conditions of Talaq ( Husband should not be forced to divorce, wife should not be passing her menstrual period, etc)

2. Iddah of Talaq is obligatory on the wife for three periods of menses or three months after she knows about Talaq, no matter how much time they were separated.

3. If the wife is old enough that she has no menstrual period at all, then she has no Iddah after Talaq.

4. If the marriage was only been recited but never consummated, then no Iddah after Talaq.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 month ago

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The rules of mahramiyyah apply to all mahrams: those mentioned in the ayah and those who are not mentioned.

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 1 month ago

The moisture which is emitted because of foreplay is called Mathi مذي and is not Najis and it does not even break Wudhu. Semen gushes out in ejaculation. If no ejaculation, then no Ghusl is obligatory. If the wife reaches climax orgasm just because of foreplay, then Ghusl will be obligatory on her.

If husband and wife have sexual intercourse, Ghusl will be obligatory on both of them even if no ejaculation or orgasm took place as far as the penetration took place.

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 1 month ago

Yes it is allowed as far as it does not amount to exposing her beauty in front of outsider man. Just removing unwanted hair from her face is allowed.

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 1 month ago

There is no female circumcision in Shia Islam, which is the Islam of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and his Holy Progeny Ahlul Bayt (AS).

In some African societies, they cut a part of the private part of the female , which is according to their culture. It is Haraam ( forbidden) do that when it causes harm to the female. 
Circumcision is only for males and it is called in Arabic Khitaan. There is no Khitaan for females at all. All we have in our books for females  is Khafdh which is not circumcision at all. Khafdh is not recommended in religion but it is a cultural practice among some societies. Khafdh is removing part of the skin on female private part.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 month ago

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the Qur'an says: "And tell the believing women to restrain their looks and guard their chastity and do not disclose their beauty except what is apparent and hit their khimars over their bosom" (24:31).

Some scholars have interpreted the expression "do not disclose their beauty (zinah)" in reference to the hair also.

The khimar is a veil that covers the hair. Some have interpreted the "hitting over the bosom" of the khimar as "covering the face" indicating the passage of the veil from the top of the head to the chest but it is a minority view.

The Qur'an also says: "O Prophet! Tell your wives, your daughters and the women of the believers that they should draw lower upon themselves their jilbabs" (33:59).

The jilbab is a wide dress that should cover the hair also.

In both verses the reference is to "the believing women", so it is not to be taken as a cultural practice but religious one.

There are also several hadith explaining the necessity of covering of the head and hair.

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 1 month ago

Yes you are allowed to get married to him because he is a Muslim like you and all Muslims are allowed to marry with Muslims as far as the marriage does not cause harm to religion.

Wassalam.