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Introduction

Islam is a perfect deen. Part of the perfection of Islam is that together with the general obligations that apply to everyone, many laws are specific to males or females, keeping in mind each one’s specific roles in life, their physiological differences and other unique characteristics. Thus the laws pertaining to males and females differ in many aspects, among which are the postures of salaah, etc. Some of these rulings are briefly discussed hereunder.

Shar‘ee Rulings and Etiquettes

Qurbaani FAQ

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 16:38

Q: A woman does not have enough cash to purchase a qurbaani animal. She does, however, have jewellery that equals the nisaab in value. Will qurbaani be waajib on this woman?

A: Qurbaani will be waajib upon her.

Q: Is it permissible for a woman to slaughter her own qurbaani animal?

A: It is permissible for a woman to slaughter her own qurbaani animal provided she does not appear before such men from whom sharee‘ah has instructed her to maintain purdah.

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Wudhu FAQ (#1)

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:26

Q: Is it necessary to wash the area between the sideburns and ears in wudhu?

A: Yes, it is necessary.

Q: Is it necessary to remove rings, earrings, bangles etc. when making wudhu?

A: If water reaches the area beneath the rings, earrings and bangles without removing it, it will not be necessary to remove the rings, earrings and bangles. Otherwise it will be necessary.

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Q: What will be the ruling for a woman who experiences bleeding during her pregnancy?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:29

A: The bleeding of a pregnant woman is considered as istihaadhah (dysfunctional uterine bleeding). Hence, she will continue performing her salaah etc.

   

Q: Is salaah necessary on a woman in labour?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:36

A: During labour, if a woman is conscious, she is still required to offer her salaah. If she cannot offer it with the normal postures, she will perform it with gestures (ishaarah). However, if by performing salaah she fears for the life of the child, she may delay her salaah.

   

Q: Will ghusl be compulsory if a woman did not experience any bleeding after childbirth?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:26

A: If after the birth of the child no blood comes out at all, even then it will be necessary to have a ghusl (bath) after the delivery.

   

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