Colours for Dyeing Hair

Q: Is dyeing/coloring of hair for men/women allowed in Islam or not? If so, what colors? A: It is permissible to dye the hair. Do not use black dye, as this is forbidden. Also, do not use dye which contains Haraam ingredients. (Bahrur Raa’iq V8 P208).  Do not use colours which have become a fashion […]

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Bath for Ladies on Fridays

Q: I would like to know if the following hadith also applies to ladies: Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu): The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Ghusl (taking a bath) on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim reaching the age of puberty.” Bukhari Vol. 1 : No. 817 A: According to the Hanafi jurist […]

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Imitation Rings for Women

Q: Are women allowed to wear imitation rings? A: Imitation rings are not allowed because the Messenger of Allah r prohibited the use of all metal rings besides gold and silver. This includes all types of metal such as copper, brass, etc, and the reason for this was that these types of rings were used […]

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Bath after Internal Examination

Q: I’d like to know whether a woman needs to take a ghusal bath after visiting her gynaecologist and having an internal scan done? Is it ok if she just makes wudhu in order to read her salaah or will she have to take a full ghusal bath? A: Your query refers. After an internal […]

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Dead Sea Products

Q: Is it permissible as a Muslim to use products/cosmetics, which contain minerals from the Dead Sea? A: The Dead Sea is where the Punishment of Allah came down upon the nation of Nabi Loot (Alayhis-Salaam). There is spiritual darkness in this area, so Muslims are not allowed to use products made from the sand […]

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Female Seeing a Male Gynecologist

Q: Is it permissible for a female to be seen by a male gynecologist? A. It is necessary that a Muslim lady sees a female Muslim doctor if such is available. If there is no Muslim female doctor, or if such a doctor is not competent or experienced enough to render treatment, then she should […]

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Playing Chess

Q: Is Chess (the game) haraam? A: 1) According to the Hanafi Madhab chess is not allowed, for the following reasons: a) There is a Hadeeth that states: One who plays chess, it is as if he has soaked his hands in the blood of swine. b) The reason for this stern reprimand is that […]

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Son in Law as Mahram

Q: Is it possible for a woman to do umrah with her son-in-law? Is the son-in-law a mahram if he is not her nephew? A. Although a father-in-law or mother-in-law is considered Mahram for the daughter-in-law or son-in-law in terms of Shari’ah, but if the age gap between the two is not big then they […]

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Using Utensils of Non Muslims

Q: I know its a general rule that Muslims do not eat from the pots of non-Muslims, but still use there plates, forks etc. Is this acceptable or is the use of any utensils of non-Muslims haraam/makrooh? A: The actual ruling is that all utensils AND cutlery used by non-Muslims must be washed at least […]

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Men Shaving Chest

Q: Is trimming or shaving of chest hair allowed for Muslim men? A: It is permissible for men to shave or trim the hair on the chest. However, it is preferred not to do so, as some Books of Fiqh mention. In other words, if one does it there is no sin at all.

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