Entering Masjid-e- Nabawi in the state of Haidh

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Question: Can a woman in the state of Haidh enter the lady’s section in Masjid-e-Nabawi where normally the ladies go to make Salaam? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It is not permissible for a woman in the state of haidh to enter Masjid-e-Nabawi. [1] However, she can make Salaam from the courtyard of the Masjid.[2]  And Allah Ta’ala Knows … [Read more...]

Gender of the baby

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Question: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته What about asking of knowing the gender of the baby ? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It is not permissible to expose ones awrah (private area) for the sole purpose of checking up the gender. However, if it is done within the regular check-up, it will be permissible. [1] And Allah Ta’ala Knows … [Read more...]

Necessity of Sawm if Haidh Ends Right Before Subhus Sādiq

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Question: Please explain the ruling for fasting regarding a woman whose menstrual cycle (of less than ten days) ends before the Fajr time sets in such that she does not have sufficient time to perform Ghusl. Will she have to fast that day? I found the following two books to be contradicting. Birgivis Manual – “PRECEPT 8: The time it takes to take a purificatory bath (ghusl) is considered part of the menstrual or lochial … [Read more...]

Sajdah Tilawah and Haydh

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Question: السلام عليكم و رحمة الله،i've been having a bit of confusion with my menstruation cycle lately. Iwas reciting Quran the other day not realizing I was still in the stateof haydh after I had made ghusl, and I read several ayaat of Sajdah,planning to make them after I was done with my Quran. Do I still have tomake those Sajdah Tilawahs which I read thinking I was clean?جزاكم الله خيرا. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most … [Read more...]

Hijab for young girls

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Question: As-Salamu Alaikum Sheikh Dont you think it's a bad idea to force young girls/teenagers to wear hijab. They do it only for their parents and don't like being forced. Can't we be easy on young girls and tell them to do it when they are 18!! A concerned Sister Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. The law of hijab is first and foremost an … [Read more...]

Permissibility of Wearing Hair Extensions & Rulings of Wudhu and Ghusl

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Question: Is it permissible to have hair extensions? What about wudhu and ghusl if it is glued? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It is permissible to use hair extensions with the following conditions: 1.      They should not be made from human or pig hair as that is forbidden; however, those made synthetically or … [Read more...]