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Women wearing ankle length socks

Q: I am a woman and I bought black ankle socks in the men's section (the women's section in that shop did not have my size). Am I allowed to wear those socks? Or do I have to buy it from the women's section. A: If generally women wear these socks it is permissible to...

Conveying the reward of good deeds to the deceased

Q: Recently a woman's husband had passed away and on a ladies group we are all on someone asked for those who wished to read a para or more. She used the word "khatham". To my knowledge it is bid'ah as the Qur'an is for reading, pondering, listening, learning from...

Patience during difficult times

Q: I am a 28 year old single woman who works full time. I moved in with my grandmother when I was 14 as I left my home after being sexually abused by my step father. My mother chose not to believe me and continued to live with him.I am deeply unhappy with where I am...

Applying henna during iddat

Q:1. Is it permissible for a woman to apply mehndi while she is in iddat due to her husband passing away?2. If she applies mehndhi, will she be sinful?A:1. It is not permissible2. YesAnd Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.أخبرنا محمد بن منصور، قال: حدثنا سفيان، قال:...

Lady performing umrah with a group of ladies

Q: A married lady wants to perform umrah without a mahram but with a group of ladies, is it permissible?A: It is not permissible. It is not permissible for a woman to travel the distance of 78km or more without a mahram.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows...

Performing ghusal after istihaazah

Q: Is it compulsory for a woman to perform ghusl once her istihazah has finished? A: No.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by:Mufti Zakaria MakadaChecked & Approved:Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source Link

Making sabar

Q: Sabar has much importance in Islam. I want to ask that if a woman is ugly and she is criticised by the people around her and compared by her sisters who are beautiful. Even there is no marriage proposal for her. But she always showes patience. Is it a type of Sabar...

Marrying a woman who has children out of wedlock

Q: I want to marry a Christian lady who is ready to convert to Islam. However, she has two young kids aged, 2 yrs and 4 yrs. The kids, as she told me, were born out of wedlock. What does Mufi saheb say in light of Qur'an and Sunnah about marrying a lady described...

Bleeding during pregnancy

Q: I am pregnant and I have some bleeding from my private part. Can I perform salaah in this condition?A: Yes, you should perform salaah in this condition. This bleeding is regarded as istihaazah. In the state of istihaazah, a woman is regarded as pure and will have...