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Hijab in Islam is not due to sexual obsession

Question: I am curious about the coverings that you have to wear if you're a female in your religion/culture. it really does all seem very vain for us that are Christian because it implies that a woman thinks every man wants her if she is not wearing this type of garb. it also seems that men are not to be trusted with someone from your culture/religion because of the "beauty" that you feel you possess, but people could be beautiful, and not every man wants them. can you shed some light on this for me? I will be honest and say that when I see someone wearing this, I always think "how vain are you?". thank you ahead of time for replying. Answer: Praise be to Allah. First of all we would like to thank you for your frankness, the clarity of your question and your search for an answer. We hope that you will find the answer in these few lines we write.  We will begin our answer by posing a question, which we would like you to answer, then after that our point will bec

Being a Muslim Woman, how must they wear their attire to say that she is a Muslim woman?

Scholars have specified the requirements of the Muslim woman's proper dress before al-ajaanib (lit. foreigners, i.e., those to whom marriage is permissible) from both the Glorious Qur'an and the sunnah. Once a woman adheres to such conditions, she can wear whatever she likes and go out into public places so far as her hijab complies with Islamic law. A summary of the requirements are as follows: 1: It should cover the whole body. 2: It should be thick enough, i.e. non-transparent or translucent. 3: It should be loose and not tight on her body. 4: It should not be decorated or ornate such as to attract onlookers. 5: It should not be perfumed. 6: It should not be considered libaas al-shuhrah. 7: It should not resemble the dress of men. 8: It should not resemble the dress of the unbelievers. 9: It should not bear crosses or depictions of anything with a soul (humans, animals, etc). This is a summary of the requirements according to the Islamic shari'ah.

The guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) regarding i’tikaaf

The guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with regard to i’tikaaf was the most perfect and moderate of guidance.  Once he observed i’tikaaf in the first ten days of Ramadaan, then in the middle ten days, seeking Laylat al-Qadr. Then he was told that it is in the last ten days, so then he always observed i’tikaaf during the last ten days, until he met his Lord.  On one occasion he did not observe i’tikaaf during the last ten days, so he made it up in Shawwaal and observed i'tikaaf during the first ten days thereof. This was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. In the year in which he died, he observed i'tikaaf for twenty days. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2040.  It was said that the reason for that is that he knew his life was drawing to a close, so he wanted to increase his good deeds, to show his ummah how to strive hard in doing good deeds when the opportunity for doing so drew to close so that they could meet Allaah in the best way. And it was said t

The Month of Ramadan and Virtues

Ramadaan is one of the twelve Arabic months. It is a month that is venerated in the Islamic religion, and it is distinguished from the other months by a number of characteristics and virtues, including the following:  1 – Allaah has made fasting this month the fourth pillar of Islam, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):  “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month…” [al-Baqarah 2:185] and it was narrated in al-Saheehayn (al-Bukhaari, 8; Muslim, 16) from the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Islam is built on five (pillars): the testimony that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah; establishing prayer; paying zakaah; fasting