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Age of Mahram and Women’s Travel

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed You mentioned that when a girl reaches seven years of age, it becomes unlawful for a man to be alone with her. Does this mean that it is permissible for a woman to travel with her [h: male] mahram when he reaches seven years of age?...

When Does it Become Obligatory to Pray?

Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team According to the Shafi`i school of fiqh, at what age does salah become obligatory? Is it at five, seven, or ten years? Answer: Wa Alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu, In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful &...

Must a teenager wear jilbab?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Must a teenager wear a jilbaab once she reaches puberty? If her clothes are not tight fitting, does it not suffice? Answer: In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Compassionate.Once a woman reaches the age of puberty (and a...

The Basics of Fasting

Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher What are the basics of fasting according to the Shafi`i school? Answer:   In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate   The Basics of Fasting according to the Shafi’i School (An abridged and edited...

Raising Children

Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher I just wanted to confirm that we should gently start treating children as adults when they reach age 7 , and start enforcing it at age 10. So my daughter, who is approaching 7 lunar years, should start...

Minimum Age for Khalwa

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed What is the age at which being alone with a girl becomes forbidden? Is it permissible for a man to be alone with a four year old girl? What about a seven year old? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate A. It is...

My youngest daughter is not my ex-husband’s

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, SunniPath Academy Teacher I am a revert of 2 years. Alhamdullilah! But before I reverted I made a lot of mistakes. I fell pregnant to a person I hardly knew. After this fact I went back to my ex-husband and he took her as his own and...