Women issues

[Q-ID0399] Can women offer the janaza prayer? Can they pray it along with men?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can only women offer a janaza (funeral) prayer? Can they pray it along with men? Questioner: Uthman from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب Offering of the janaza…

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[Q-ID0388] Why can a man have upto 4 wives but a woman can only have one husband?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, why can a man have four wives in Islam but a woman can only have one husband? Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: Allāh, to Him belongs all praise, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated. There is no…

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[Q-ID0385] What is the ruling on women having IVF treatment?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is IVF permissible? If a woman is not able to conceive children, this is the only way using which her treatment can be done. This is also known as test tube baby. In such a case,…

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[Q-ID0381] Can a husband go into the labour room with his wife?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: can a husband go into labour room with his wife? Meaning at the hospital where birth is given to children, when his wife is due to give birth. Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ…

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[Q-ID0362] Can I listen to naat/nasheeds during child birth?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: during childbirth is it permissible to listen to na’at (poetry in praise of the Messenger of Allah)? Also, tell me of such litanies that when recited will lessen the pain of labour and make childbirth easy.…

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[Q-ID0353] What is the Islamic ruling on abortion due to rape?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: what does Islam say about abortion? If the foetus was formed as a result of rape, and the family does not agree to the birth of the child, then can it be aborted? Questioner: Tayyib from Blackburn,…

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[Q-ID0348] Do I pay fidyah for the fasts I missed due to pregnancy?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: there are some outstanding fasts from the previous Ramadan due upon me because I was pregnant. There were 20 fasts outstanding, of which I kept 3 and there are now 17 left. Can I pay the…

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[Q-ID0340] During Ramadan, should women eat publicly or privately, if on their menstruation cycle?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Should those women who are in their menstrual period during Ramadan and hence cannot fast, eat openly or secretly? Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب A…

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[Q-ID0339] Can I perform wudu wearing eye-liner?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is wudu valid for someone who performs it when she has an eye liner applied? Questioner: Ruby from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب Wudu is invalid when done…

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[Q-ID0326] What are the physical restrictions between Husband & Wife during menstruation (hayz)?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter: during the period of menstruation, what restrictions are there between husband and wife, and which physical interactions can they carry out? Questioner: Sister from England ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب It…

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[Q-ID0324] Can a woman travel alone to perform Hajj or Umrah without a Mahram?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars of the mighty sharī’ah say regarding this case; I am working in Saudi Arabia and for umrah I want to bring my mother here. My father and mother are not together; will my mother need a mahram to travel here, from another country? Also is it possible that she arrives…

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[Q-ID0323] Does Shariah Law require 4 witnesses to prove Rape? What is the punishment for a Rapist?

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QUESTION: Is it true that according to Shariah Law there must be 4 witnesses of a rape before the culprit can be found guilty? Isn’t this almost impossible and unfair on the woman? Please could you shed some light/reasoning on this matter. Also what is the punishment for a rapist in an Islamic court of…

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[Q-ID0306] I have nose and ear piercings, do I take extra caution when performing the ghusl bath?

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QUESTION: What do the ‘ulamā say regarding the piercings a woman has for jewellery in her ears and nose, is it necessary for her to pour water into them during a fard ghusl (an obligatory bath)? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب If these jewellery piercings are not…

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[Q-ID0295] Till what age can a mother breastfeed her child?

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QUESTION: Until what age can a mother breastfeed her child? Are there any exceptions? ANSWER: A mother can breastfeed her child until the child reaches the age of 2 years old. The measure of years is LUNAR years (i.e. Islamic years). It is stated in Holy Qur’ān: وَالْوَالِدَاتُ يُرْضِعْنَ أَوْلَادَهُنَّ حَوْلَيْنِ كَامِلَيْنِ ۖ لِمَنْ أَرَادَ…

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[Q-ID0290] Can I attend a Mawlid gathering in the Masjid if I am on my menstruation cycle (periods)?

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QUESTION: What do the noble ulamā say regarding a woman who is in her monthly cycle of bleeding (hayd) is she permitted to enter a Masjid to attend a Mawlid gathering? Question received from: Naheem (England) ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب It is impermissible and harām for…

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