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Gender Interaction in Islam; Shaking Hands

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Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: What is the Islamic ruling for a Muslim man and woman to shake hands, in a business context? Is it absolutely ḥarām to shake hands with a non-maḥram? Answer: Jazāk Allāh Khayr / Thank you for your question. Shaking hands of a non maḥram opposite gender is not permissible… read more »

The Prostration Position in Ritual Prayer for Women

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Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: Can women raise their elbows in ritual prayer (ṣalāh) when going for prostration? Answer: Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question. In general the four jurists, Imams Abū Ḥanīfah, Shāfi’īe, Mālik and Aḥmad bin Ḥanbal are of the opinion that a woman will compress her body in the… read more »

Three types of Talaaq

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Q: What are the different types of Talaaq? Please explain each type in detail together with the ruling. A: In Islaam, there are three types of Talaaq:  1.) Talaaq e Rajee 2.) Talaaq e Baain 3.) Talaaq e Mughalladhah. Talaaq e Rajee (revocable divorce) refers to where the husband divorces the wife with the clear words of Talaaq… read more »


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Q: Nowadays, there are many arguments about three talaaqs and halaalah. The problem is that most people do not have the correct understanding about three talaaqs and halaalah. Can you please enlighten us in this regard? A: The shar’ee ruling in regard to the issuing of three talaaqs is that if the husband issues three talaaqs,… read more »

Validity of the nikaah

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Q: A woman once tried to make a man fall in love with her. She said a dua, blowed into water and then gave the water to a man to drink to make him fall in love with her. She understood that she has done a wrong thing. She repented. Now whatever she has done,… read more »

Sending one’s parents for Hajj

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Q: An elderly man and woman have been accredited to go for Hajj. However, due to limited financial means, they are unable to go. Their young son has already performed Hajj and has been accredited for the second time to go for Hajj. Is it the son’s responsibility to first send his parents for Hajj?… read more »