Female Issues

Ruling regarding maintenance if the wife requests divorce

Nasihah (Advice): Only request Talaaq for a valid reason   Sayyiduna Thawbaan Radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah sallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Any woman who asks her husband for a divorce without a valid reason, the fragrance of Paradise becomes forbidden for her.” (Sunan Abi Dawud) __________________________________   Question and Answer:   …

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Observing Niqab in front of the Brother-in-law

  Nasihah (Advice): Adherence of Sahabiyah to the command of Hijab   Sayyidah Aa’isha radiyallahu anha said: ‘May Allah bestow His Mercy on the early emigrant women (Muhaajireen). When Allah revealed: “… and to draw their veils all over their Juyubihinna (i.e., their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)…” (V.24:31) they tore …

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Securing accommodation for one’s spouse after demise

Nasihah (Advice): Remembering death decreases the desire for this world   Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radiyallahu Anhuma reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Remember frequently the destroyer of pleasures i.e. death. For verily, no one living with excess (wealth) does so but that it diminishes his (worldly) aspirations, nor one living with …

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Balancing Modesty and Fitness in Islam

Nasihah (Advice): Islam is characterized by its modesty   Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily, every religion has a distinct characteristic and the distinct characteristic of Islam is modesty.” [Sunan Ibn Majah] __________________________________   Question and Answer:   A recent article sent out …

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Applying Fragrance when bathing a Deceased Female

Nasihah (Advice): Adding scent when giving ghusl to a Mayyit   Sayyidah Um ‘Atiyya al-Ansariya narrates, “Rasulullah (ﷺ) came to us when his daughter died and said, ‘Wash her thrice or five times or more, if you see it necessary, with water and Sidr and then apply camphor or some …

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Is it the Wife’s Responsibility to Cook?

Question: There is a message going around that a wife does not have to cook. A husband must provide three times cooked food for the family. Is this the ideal we ought to be living by? Any examples from the life of Rasulullah Sallahu alaihi wasalam and the Sahabah would …

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Finding the perfect spouse

Question: I want to get married but I really hope I get the best person in the world. Please advise me how to find the right one? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Every young adult experiences a time in …

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Mould your Child

Question: There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not …

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Homosexuality, Arranged Marriage, and Moral Dilemma

Nasihah (Advice): Disclosing flaws that may hinder a marriage when consulted   Sayyidah Fathimah bint Qays Radiyallahu Anha narrates, “I came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said to him: Muawiyah and Abul-Jahm sent me a proposal of marriage.” Rasullullah (ﷺ) replied, “Muawiyah is destitute and he has no wealth, and …

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Why must a woman travel with a Mahram

Nasihah (Advice): The Difficulty of Travel   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Travelling is a torment because it deprives a traveller of his food, drink and sleep. So when one of you has accomplished his purpose of journey, let him return home quickly.” …

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