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Does Islam allow slavery?

Assalaamu Alaikum, Q:I am asking a question on behalf of my wife. Upon reading Surah Ma’arij verse 29&30 she asked me does it mean therefore that Islam allows slavery? And does it then mean a Muslim brother or sister is permitted to have sexual relations with...

Women Not Covering Their Face During Hajj

Question: Assalamu Aliakum, I would like to find out why women are not allowed to wear the niqaab during Hajj? Jazak Allah   Answer: Assalamu Alaikum, The Prophet (s.a.w) has prohibited a woman from covering her face (wearing the Niqaab) while she is in the state of...

Waxing And Removal Of Hair For Women

Question: Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, 1. It is a common practice of young Muslim females to wax their body hair i.e. hair from arms, legs and face especially before their weddings. I know it is not permissible to pluck the eyebrow hair but is this...

Step Father Being Mahram To Adult Step Daughters

Question: As Salaamu Alaikum, A sister had a question about mahaarim that is related to Ayah 23 of Surah Nisaa where it mentions the stepfather and the stepdaughter. (1) If you have adult daughters does the husband you marry after they became adult become a mahram to...

Taking Ownership Of A Found Item

Question: Assalaamu Alaikum, Can you give me a full explanation towards why it is not allowed to take ownership with a bag of money or any other valuable item that is found lying at the side of the road?   Answer: Wa Alaikum As salaam, The reason you cannot take...

Status Of Wudhu While Wearing Nail Polish

Question: Assalamu Alaikum….I am a Muslim woman and I was wondering if Sacha nail polish was permissible to wear at all times…Will wudu be accepted if worn?…Please reply Because I have had this concern for a while….Wa Salaamz.     Answer: Wa Alaikum As Salaam, Sacha...