(It should cover all the body apart from whatever has been exempted).
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way).That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
This aayah clearly states that it is obligatory to cover all of a woman’s beauty and adornments and not to display any part of that before non-mahram men (“strangers”) except for whatever appears unintentionally, in which case there will be no sin on them if they hasten to cover it up.
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As we enter upon the month of Shawaal, let us not leave off the many acts of worship we performed during the blessed month of Ramadhaan. Ramadhaan, for most of us, was a time of renewal and reestablishment of our commitment to Allaah and His religion.
We fasted, gave charity, read the Quran and performed the night prayer. We avoided gossip, slander and every evil that would invalidate our fasting. But now that Ramadhaan is over, the majority of us, unfortunately, will put the Quran back on the shelves, will suspend fasting until next year and will abandon the night prayer. This is not the way it should be, because all of these acts of worship carry rewards and are of benefit to us throughout the year, in addition to the fact that there is no divine prescription limiting them to Ramadhaan. Continue reading Keep the Spirit of Ramadhaan Alive
What is love?
My definition of Love:
The guy I want my future with,
The guy I want to marry,
The guy I want to cater for, in everyway.
When he is sad, alone and scared…
I want to be there to let him cry on my shoulder,
Confined in me and trust me.
I want to bore his kids,
Bring them up, seeing the beauty of Allah.
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• Fatawa: Lying Is Not a Trait of the Muslim.
• Question: Respected scholars of Islam, Asslamu Alaykum. I would like to know the Shari`ah-based ruling on telling lies. Jazakum Allah Khayran.
• Answer: Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear brother in Islam, it gives us pleasure to receive your question and to see the Muslim youth are interested in knowing the teachings of Islam, which Allah has chosen for His servants as a way of life. According to the Qur’an, a true Muslim should refer to scholars to get himself well-acquainted with the sound image of Islam.
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Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it.
She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.
Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.
Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot.
Continue reading Which one are you?