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...]

Permissibility of tampon usage

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Question: Salaams  Is it permissible for a woman to use tampons whilst travelling? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Insertion of any foreign object into the internal genitalia is Makrooh[i] (undesirable) due to ethical and medical reasons. Therefore, using alternative menstrual products which are not inserted into the internal genitalia, … [Read more...]

Trimming hair to keep it healthy.

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Question: Is it permissible for women to trim hair every 2-3 months to keep it healthy and not for fashionable reasons? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. According to the Shariah, it is prohibited for a woman to shave or cut her hair[1]. However, if not cutting the hair will lead to severe hair loss or damage, then she will be allowed to trim that … [Read more...]

Can Women Cut Split Ends?

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Question: I want to know your opinion in regards to cutting split ends.      Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. In principle, it is not permissible for women to cut their hair. Those women who cut their hair are distanced away from the mercy of Allah Ta’ala and are required to make istighfar.[1] The two major factors for the … [Read more...]

Can a menstruating women perform Ghusl of a deceased?

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Question: 1.      Can a woman who is menstruating perform Ghusl of a mayyit? 2.      Can a woman who is menstruating be in the same room as the mayyit? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Dear Brother/Sister in Islam, 1.      It is disliked for a menstruating woman, a woman experiencing … [Read more...]