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Age of puberty

An Unmarried Person Adopting A Child

Question:Can an unmarried person adopt a child? Answer: It is clear from the above narration that getting married and having many children is encouraged and praiseworthy.  To abstain from having children without a legitimate excuse is disliked...

A Father Bathing His Daughter

Question:Up to what age can a father bath his daughter? Answer: A father can bath his daughter up to the point that he doesn’t have any inclination or desire for her.As far as the age-limit for this is concerned, the Fuqahaa (Jurists) have not stipulated a specific...

School

Salaam Alaykum In USA. If one can not afford Islamic school for their children is it permissible for them to attend public school? There is a hadith I’m not sure what the exact words are but it says something like “ do not leave your children in the hands of the...

Are feet considered awrah in the Hanafi madhab?

السلام علیکم ورحمة الله وبركاته Mufti Sahab, I have always read (and followed the opinion) that feet (upto ankles) are not considered awrah for women in the Hanafi madhab, but recently came across a fatwa which states otherwise. Here is the link for that fatwa:...

Touching an elderly woman

Question السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Mufti saab, 1) Is it permissible to touch a non-mahram person of the opposite gender who is very old?  2) Is it permissible to touch a non-mahram person of the opposite gender who is still very young and below the age of...

Female ‘Awrah in Prayer (Hanbali Fiqh)

Q: What is the 'awrah of a female in prayer?A: The 'awrah is considered that which must be covered of the body. The minimum that must be covered for girls ages 7 to puberty for prayer to be valid, is everything between the navel and the knees.Women, the age of puberty...