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 colors of the cloth of the female in front of the non Mahram men should not be extra attractive even if it covers her body as full Hijab. Extra attractive colors must  be avoided.

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 3 weeks ago

as salam alaikum

several ahadith discourage divorce to the point that has been said: "The most hated from what is lawful is divorce". Sometimes divorce is necessary but this usually should take place as a last resort after consulting wise people and attempts of reconciliation. In the case of divorce the husband may accept the separation on his wife's request in return of a payment that she may take or detract from her mahr. This practice is called "khul'ah" 

If the situation become islamically unbearable for the wife, she can consult an Islamic Judge that may decide a divorce to take place. Some of the cases that leads an Islamic Judge to such decision are the followings:

1) Refusal of the husband to pay his wife's maintenance.

2) Unacceptable behavior from the husband that unjustifiably hurts and/or abuse his wife physically or emotionally.

3) Lack of religiosity of the husband to the point that becomes unbearable for the wife to continue to live with him.

In any case, it should not be a hasty decision but very pondered one with continuous prayers and appealing to Allah asking for the best outcome. 

With prayers for your success.

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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 1 month ago

This is found primarily in the Sunni hadith collection of al-Bukhari. (I am not saying the idea has never been adopted by any Shi'i but this is the main reference.)

In the Shi'i hadith book Man La Yahduruhu al-Faqih, it is related that al-Fudayl asked Imam al-Sadiq (A), "The people are saying that most of the people in Hell will be women." Imam al-Sadiq said, "How could that be true, when a man can marry a thousand women from this world there, in a castle of pearl." (Ok maybe this might be a little strange to some people, but the point is, he is refuting it.)

Anyway, the idea that more women or more men will be in hell contradicts the ethos of the Qur'an, which does not judge people by gender, ethnicity, origins, etc, and instead judges people based on their inner purification/beliefs and outer deeds. The tone of this hadith also contradicts what is known of the character of the Prophet (S). The Prophet (S) was so shy that he hesitated to say "no" to someone or criticize someone unless necessary; why would he rail against women? This is more like the way ordinary people talk to each other - in particular, women when they complain about men, or men when they complain about women. 

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 1 month ago

The narration of (Majority of people of hellfire will be women) is not authentic according to our leading scholars. It is mentioned in Sunni books like Al-Bukhari and Muslim. This narration was refuted by Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) as we read in Hadeeth 4627 in Al-Faqeeh. In fact, on the contrary we have a Hadeeth narrated by Ammaar al-Sabaati that Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq said: Majority of people in the Paradise will be women who were dealt with as weak, so Allah knew their weakness, so, He bestowed His Mercy on them. (Reference: Manla Yahdharuhul Faqeeh, by Al-Sadouq, Vol. 2, Page 468).أكثر أهل الجنة من المستضعفين النساء . علم الله ضعفهن فرحمهن )

You can see in Sunni books very strange narrations against women which have been fabricated because of the Bedwish Jaahilyyah ideas among those who were not following Ahlul Bayt (AS). In Saheeh Muslim (Hadeeth number 1119) which is one of the most important Sunni books of Hadeeth : Salaah of the Muslim is invalid if a woman or a donkey or a dog pass in front of him.   يقطع الصلاة المرأة والحمار والكلب

I invite Muslim scholars to research such false narrations and warn people from them.

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

Islamic rules are the most realistic rules known in the human history. It save guards the interest of human beings in all the stages of their life and avoids them any expected or unexpected harm. Marriage of the virgin girl can be influenced by her emotion because of her delicate nature which can be misused by some men. That is why, a condition was put to assure that her emotions are not been misused. Nevertheless, this condition of her father's permission is not an absolute condition, but it has exceptions and exemptions e.g. when the virgin girl is mature enough and emotionally stable, and she needs to get married to a suitable believer, and her father is refusing the marriage for reasons which are not approved by Islam, then she will be entitled to get married to a suitable believer to save herself from sin.

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

The operation itself is permissible but it must not involve any sinful act like a non Mahram man touching her or seeing her with out Hijab.

Wassalam.

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 1 month ago

It is allowed to get plastic/cosmetic surgery. 

 

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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

This discharge during pregnancy is not menstruation. It can be what is
called Istihadha. During Istihadha, females must perform Salaah but
she has to perform Wudhu for every Salaah if the quantity of the blood
is small. But if the quantity of the blood fills the whole pad, then
she has to add one Ghusl in the morning before morning prayers and one
Wudhu for every Salaah. If the quantity of the blood is too much that
it not only fills the pad but it leaks out then three Ghusls will be
obligatory - one before morning Salaah, another before Zohr and Asr
and third before Maghrib and Ishaa Salaah.

Wassalaam.

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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

It is compulsory on any new Muslim man to get himself circumcised.
Circumcision for him is an obligatory act (Wajib). If he does not
perform this obligatory act, his Tawaaf around the Ka’aba will be
invalid and if he slaughters any animal, that animal will be not be
Halal.

As far as having children with his Muslim wife, it is permissible in principle, but
his Muslim wife should be sure that he is really a Muslim who does not object
to the rules of Islam.

The Muslim women should be sure about the future of her marriage future with him and should not, God-forbid, have to face unexpected situation that he rejects the rules of Islam.

Wassalaam.

 

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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

If her marriage is the first marriage, then she needs the permission
or consent or approval of her father or her paternal grand-father. If
the father or the paternal grand-father refused to approve the
marriage for reasons which are not based on Islamic teachings and she
wants to get married to a suitable believer man who can help her to
preserve her religion and dignity, she will be permitted to get
married to such a suitable believer man to save herself from falling into
sinful act.

Wassalaam.

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You can still recite Quran during that time as long as it is not one of the 4 ayahs of sajdah. If it involves those, you can take a break and continue afterwards.

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Mateen Charbonneau, Sheikh Mateen Joshua Charbonneau achieved a certificate from Harvard University in Islamic Studies. He undertook Howza classes under esteemed scholars since 2013 and has been teaching at Imam Mahdi... Answered 1 month ago

"It is forbidden for a menstruating woman to touch the text of the Qurʾān, to touch the names of Allah (so long as they are referring to Him), and also the names of the Prophets and Imams: according to precaution.  She is forbidden from reciting those verses of the Qurʾān which require an obligatory prostration, or even their respective sūras based on precaution."