Category Archives: Clothing

‘boar bristle are made from pig hair’

Q: Assalamu Aalykum Imam,
I had a question regarding Hair brushes that Muslims can use. I have heard that Continue reading

if piercing is allowed

Q: Assalamualaikum.. just wanted to know if piercing is allowed for ladies in ISLAM? Continue reading

salah and the washing of clothing

Q:  Salam, I have recently discovered that washing powders and detergents can contain animal by-products and alcohol, I have tried to contact companies  such as persil and surf as this is what i use, but i have had no feedback i have also tried to find washing powders that don’t contain theses impurities but i can’t finf none. So i don’t no what to do i need clean clothes but will my salah be accepted even though i have doubt of the clothes i pray in. please can you let me no as soon as possible.Thank you
Time: Wednesday August 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Rule: Salah would be accepted with such detergents upon your clothing, primarily due to the extensive change that has transpired from its original state, (as well as its minuscule amount being used as part of the ingredient list.)
Advice: In your case, since you seem like an obedient servant of Allah (SWT) and wanting to do the correct thing, i would recommend that you have a few sets of clothing that you use only for a salah — clothing you have washed without such (animal product) detergent, this way your heart would not be restless. Give Allah (SWT) the most pure and inshalAllah you shall gain the greatest acceptance from Allah (SWT).
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

blood etc

Q: السلام عليكم
1) Can in pray with dry blood on my cloths ?
2) And it had not been washed Continue reading

letter for beard growers

Q: i am looking a for a letter that allows me to keep a beard at work.


name withheld (email)


Kindly fill in your name in the appropriate places. May Allah make matters easy for you, amen.


May 16, 2011

Mr xxxxxxxx has brought to our notice that he has requested employment within your company. He is known to be an individual of dedication and honesty.

Mr. xxxxxxxxxxxx has also requested that a letter be furnished pertaining to the need of a Muslim male retaining a beard whilst employed by your company. Islamic rules require that under general circumstances Muslim men should maintain a beard as a requirement to male adornment. It is part of the Islamic belief that such a beard should also be maintained with neatness as defined by our religion as well.

We hope that your company will allow Mr. xxxxxxxx to be employed whilst maintaining a dress code conduct that he adheres to and views as an integral part of his belief.

Should you have any question pertaining to this letter or questions pertaining to religious laws of dress and culture, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours truly,

Muhammed Shoayb

‘colorful Hijab’

Q: Salamo alekom,

I live in Egypt and i’m 25 years old.

I’ve already read on the website the colorful Hijab is ok and not haram. Could you plz send me the proof of this from sunnah or maybe any strong hadith that allows colorful hijab?

The reason why i’m asking is because i like colors and wear a colorful hijab all the time, i don’t stick to one dark color!
Jazakom Allah
Time: Sunday April 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm Continue reading

Our youth seem to always want to do the right thing.

Q: asalamwalaikum….i want to ask that is covering our face with naqab is compulsary or can we jst wear a scarf?????without naqab…plz reply me

Time: Thursday December 9, 2010 at 12:15 am Continue reading

hindu dot on muslim woman forehead

Q: we went to a wedding. My sister was wearing a dot on her head like the actresses to in the movies. An elder came a told her it is haram sister to have this dot. she says it not really a dot but like a dot. Can u xplain to my sister please. I btw agree that this elder was right. She says it was not a dot but to everyone it is. thankx. (text) Continue reading

can nonMsulim touch a muslim for fun?

Q: Asalamualikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakathu! Imaam hoping your in good health inshallah, I was wondering if getting a piercing by a XXXXXX (disbeliever) was allowed or not if not, why?

Time:  11:34 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

Hadith: Modesty only brings goodness. Also another Hadith states: modesty is part of imaan.

Reality: Allah (SWT) has given value to each human. For us to attain spiritual success, we must appreciate the worth Allah (SWT) has bestowed upon us. The spiritual worth we give to ourselves is directly linked to our faith (imaan.)

It is not that Islam prohibits cordial relations with people other faiths. Rather, there are certain aspects that remain personal to each human. Some of these boundaries are human made.  Muslim  rules however are derived from Quran and Sunnah as it relates to boundaries. Our rules  exist as spiritually enhancing.

Bases of ruling as it relates to piercing:

  • Disbeliever must not touch the body of believer (female) when a Muslim exists to do the same exact function (for a fellow believer.)
  • If a piercing is to take place, it should be done on those parts of the body that represent dignity, modesty (haya) and the piercing  must function as a non-resemblance to those that are cultures and groups opposed to Islam in their affairs. (Thus, Muslims are limited as to what they can have pierced and the manner in which their bodies can be pierced.)
  • Certain parts of the body should not be touched by strangers — be they Muslim or nonMuslim, thus some parts of the parts would be off limits when it comes to piercings. Thus, as it relates to ears, it is viewed as private (area of non-display) for a woman; thus, it cannot be touched/seen by  ‘strange males.’
  • There are two opinions as it relates to ear piercings. One says it is part of disfiguring of the body, yet others (Ahnaf and hambalies) agree that it can be done. When two opinions exist, we should always be more cautious when doing a given function. Thus, it is our contention that since ear piercings are a luxury and not necessity, it must be done female on female, and preferable, Muslim female on Muslim female, for a Muslim female is awrah (private) to strangers men. (Likewise it is also highly preferred that she not be displayed to any disbelieving persons under general conditions.)

Allah Certainly Knows Best
Kindly read the following for added insight to the matter.
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Islamic clothing promotion

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