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Q&A

Internal Examination

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 07:55

Question:

Asalaamu alaikum 

1. Does a Pap smear and internal break my fast? 

2. Does it break my ghusal and wudhu? 

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Brother in law Lives in our Home

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 15:26

Question:

What are the rulings of living with a brother in law? Is this allowed in Islam?

Bearing in mind that there are other, more sensible alternatives available to the brother in law, he has moved in with us instead of staying in his own home with his parents, for no particular reason.

Are there any duties of a husband towards his wife, with reference to the Quraan and hadeeth, in terms of providing her with her privacy and comfort in her home etc?

I struggle with not having any privacy and freedom in my home, along with many other inconveniences that arise with being in such a situation.

Jzk

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Can Women Work?

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Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 15:32

Question:

Are women allowed to work?

Answer: 

Bismihi Ta'ala

Respected Sister

Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraakatuhu

Women are allowed to work, provided no laws of sharee‘ah are broken in the process. In particular, the laws of hijaab must not be flouted in any way, such as intermingling with non-mahrams (strange men), etc. 

Having said this, it is necessary to understand that in the light of the sharee‘ah a woman’s work is at home. The Quraan Majeed clearly addresses the women: “Remain firmly within your homes” (s33, v33). Therefore without necessity she should not emerge from her home. 

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I Want Children

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:55

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

I married 3 years ago but my husband was living abroad. Now, since the last 4 months we are living together but I cannot conceive. Doctor’s reports are ok.

Please help me I want my own babies.

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Indecent Dressing?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:39

Question:

I often wear jeans and other western attire indoors. If I leave the home, I always don an abaya over my clothes and also wear hijaab. My husband is ok with my dressing but my mother keeps fighting with me that my dressing is indecent. I do not see anything indecent in how I dress, especially since it is only indoors. Please advise. (summarized).

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