Category Archives: Clothing

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
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niqab matter

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

oh youth, think of death when you see white!

Q: From my childhood i wear white of fridays. I really do not know why i wear it. my child tells me i am wrong and it is an onovation. i am not wanting to argue with him. i saw my teacher do it. i loved him. i feel he was right. am i right to do it? also, Why do old shieks wear white. not all, but many that i have seen? does it have a baes? (email.) Continue reading

eid if a girl wanted to wear a sariee

Q: For eid if a girl wanted to wear a sariee would this be haram? Continue reading

bathing my younger sister

Q: Asalmaualaikum. Imet you in the majid on friday. i was the guy inthe black shirt. i asked you for your email. My parents work a lot of hours. Sometime they have to work night shift. My elder sister took care of me. Now she is married and i take care of my younger sister. my thing is this.  can i wash her when she needs to be washed or when my mom tell me to. you said something about awrah in the khutba. my q is from that topic khutba. Thank you. (email.) Continue reading