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Discharge After Making Ghusl For Menses

Question: After my periods and I make ghusl, I get a lot of discharge. When it is time for prayers do I need to wash myself for every prayer? Discharge

Recommended age to start to wear hijab

Question: What would be the recommended age for girls to start wearing headscarves and abayas? It is not easy to get plain black scarves or plain any colour scarves for

Wearing Heels only in a private gathering

Question: What is the ruling on wearing heels to a wedding if they are shown (not deceitful regarding height) for short period of time? They would not be worn on

Women seeing other women’s awrah

Question: A lady suffers from severe back pain especially after labour. Is it allowed for her to hire a lady to massage her with oils and bathe her? Zaynab El-Kateb:

Permissibility of permanent hair removal

Question: Is permanent hair removal permissible such as laser hair removal? Zaynab El-Kateb: It is permissible to have permanent hair removal. Nevertheless, it cannot be done on parts of the

Putting misk before menses ghusl

Question: I have a question regarding the following hadeeth – Narrated `Aisha: An Ansari woman asked the Prophet, peace be upon him, how to take a bath after finishing from

Does brown discharge, directly before or after menses, affect fasting?

Question: May Allah reward you for your efforts! Ameen. Yesterday I fasted, completed my fast, prayed and ate. At maghrib time I believed that I was still in the state

A woman visiting a male doctor

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim female to visit a male doctor, in case of no improvement in the disease/condition in seeing the female doctors available? Would it be

Women Driving

Question: What’s the ruling about a woman driving alone and going shopping? Zaynab El-Kateb: There is no ruling in Islam to prohibit the woman from driving. The women companions did

Seeking husband’s permission to spend own wealth

Question: Does a woman need her husband’s permission before she spends her own money? Zaynab El-Kateb: No, the woman has an independent authority over her money or wealth. Ri0715