Man

A man is a male human. The term man is usually reserved for an adult male, with the term boy being the usual term for a male child or adolescent. However, the term man is also sometimes used to identify a male human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "men's basketball".

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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 days ago

It depends on the common understanding of the society. In some
societies, both girls and boys wear earrings but if the society looks
at wearing earrings as an act specified for females, then males will
not be allowed to do any act of females or wear like females. Vice
versa, females are not allowed to wear any special dress of males.

Wassalaam.

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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... Answer updated 2 weeks ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. There is no problem in a man or woman removing the hair in between the eyebrows.

May you always be successful

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Vinay Khetia, Shaikh Vinay Khetia has studied at various traditional Islamic seminaries in London, Iraq and Syria. He has an undergraduate degree in Religious and Near Eastern Studies from the University of... Answered 1 month ago

Salaamun Alaykum,

Bismihi Ta'ala

Thoughts in and of themselves are not sins. But they however can easily lead to sin. The idea of thought control is very important in Islam and it begins with being attuned to our ideas and the images , sounds, and casual mixed gender interactions that effect our heart-whether it be in real life or online/social media.

For example if someone was to see an image that was sexually exciting that can lead him or her to have certain thoughts or imaginations of for example committing adultery or obsessing over another man or woman which in could  effect harmony of the marriage. We should pay close attention to our daily salaat, give in charity, read Qur'an/Du'a, and try our level best to control our glances. Also and perhaps most importantly, beseech Allah in du'a swt for his divine assistance ins seeking refuge from Shaytan and Satanic whispers while attempting to root out the causes of impure thoughts as mentioned in the question. Thus it requires a deeper investigation into the self to understand what triggers such ideas.

wa Allahu al-'Alim

wa salaam

Sh.Vinay

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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

Masturbation is haram, and the aforementioned situation would not exempt a man from conducting such an act. 

He can either request assistance from his wife, if he is married, and if not, to find alternative halal methods, which he certainly will be able to find.

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

It is not necessary for a man to bare his right shoulder during Tawaf. This is usually done by some Muslims who do not follow Ahlul Bayt (AS).

In state of Ehraam, it is necessary for man to avoid wearing any stitched cloth as it is forbidden on men during the state of Ehraam to wear any stitched cloth.

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 1 month ago

Yes it is allowed but not recommended.

Wassalam.

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

as salam alaikum

the 'awrah of a believer should be covered during salat. According to the opinion of the vast majority of Imami Shia scholars the 'awrah of a Muslim male includes the pudendal area. However it is disliked to show any parts from the navel to the knees. This disliking should not be underestimated after considering the importance to dress properly during salat. The Qur'an says: "O children of Adam! Adorn yourself at every time of worship" (7:31). It is worth to note that also some of the early Shia scholars have issued fatwas stating the 'awrah of a man being what is between the navel and the knees like Ibn Barraj in "al-Muhaddhab" and Abu al-Salah al-Halabi in "al-Kafi fil-Fiqh".

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 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

It would not only be permitted to massage your mother's feet, but indeed a blessing and an honour, as you will be bringing comfort and ease to your mother. 

As for legs being 'exposed', to the son, there is no problem with that, as long as of course the mother's private parts are covered. 

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 2 months ago

Ejaculation by itself by any reason , whether lawful or unlawful, is one of the reasons of Janabah. Sexual intercourse is another reason for Janabah, even if ejaculation does not take place.

We do not ask Allah (SWT) for reasons because we fully trust in His full Knowledge, Wisdom and Full Mercy. Our brain is limited while the Wisdom of Allah (SWT) is unlimited, so we will never be able to contain His Wisdom.

We always believe that what ever He told us is the Absolute Truth which is always in our favor.

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 2 months 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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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 3 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. There is no problem in manscaping any area of the body by yourself. 

May you always be successful. 

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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 months ago

as salam alaikum

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.