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  • History of the Anklet
  • Fatawa regarding wearing anklets

History of the Anklet


History of the Anklet
From the ancient Sumerians in Mesopotamia over 4000 years ago came the first evidence of the use of ankle bracelets.  Based on study of this civilization, it is believed that the jewelry of the wife signaled the wealth of her husband, much as jewelry can show the wealth of a women or her family today.
History of the Anklet from EHow

Fatawa regarding Anklets

Ruling concerning wearing anklets 
Question: What is the ruling concerning wearing anklets in front of one's husband only?

Response: There is no harm in wearing such in front of one's husband, women and mahram men. That is because it is a type of jewellery that a woman wears on her legs.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Fataawa al-Mar.ah
http://www.fatwa-online.com/

Wearing Gold Jewelry


Source: Fatwa Online: Gold Jewelry: Ruling concerning circular shaped gold jewelry

Question:
What is the ruling concerning circular shaped gold jewellery?

Response:
It is permissible for women to wear either circular shaped or  non-circular shaped gold jewellery. This is based on the general meaning of the verse, {[Do they then like for Allaah] a creature who is brought up in adornments [wearing silk and gold ornaments, i.e., women] and in dispute cannot make herself clear?}, [al-Zukhruf 18]. Allaah has mentioned that wearing jewellery is a characteristic of women. This is general and covers gold as well as other jewellery. Furthermore, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and an-Nasaa.ee record with a good chain from the Leader of the Faithful 'Alee ibn Abu Taalib that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) took silk in his right hand and gold in his left and then said, ((These two are forbidden for the males of my Nation.)), In the narration  by Ibn Maajah, it ends, ((And permissible for its women.)) Also, Ahmad, an-Nasaa.ee, at-Tirmidhee-- who said it is saheeh-- Abu Daawood, al-Haakim-- who also called it saheeh-- at-Tabaraanee and Ibn Hazm- who again said it is saheeh-- all record from Abu Moosaa al-Ash'aree that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said, ((Gold and silk have been made permissible for the females of my Nation and forbidden for its males.))
Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Fataawa al-Mar.ah

Rulings Regarding Cutting Women's Hair

Various rulings regarding women cutting their hair



Fatawa regarding cutting the hair

http://www.fatwa-online.com/


Ruling concerning a woman cutting her hair

Question: I hope you will help me concerning cutting my hair from the front of it in a certain style wherein the hair sometimes falls down over the eyebrows of a Muslim woman. Is this allowed or not? May Allaah reward you.

Response: I do not know of anything [wrong] in cutting a woman's hair. It is not allowed to shave all of it off. You cannot shave off the hair of your head but you may shorten its length. I do not know of anything wrong with that. However, that should be done in a good way that is pleasing to you and your husband. You should agree upon how it is going to be done. Also, it should not be in imitation of the disbelieving women. If you leave it long, it makes it more difficult to wash it and tend to it. If it is long or thick and a women cuts it short or layers it, there is nothing wrong with that. Or she may cut part of it short to make herself more beautiful to herself and her husband. I do not know of anything wrong with that. However, one may not shave all of it off. This is not allowed except in the case of some disease or problem.
S
haykh Ibn Baaz
Fataawa al-Mar.ah

The ruling regarding cutting the hair from behind or cutting it in the Princess Diana style


Question: What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair from the back (of the head) such that it is above the shoulders whilst leaving the hair a little longer at the sides?
What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair according to the following styles:
i) Diana style – she is a well-known kaafirah (disbelieving woman);
ii) Lion style;
iii) Mouse style;
and likewise, these are (all) different styles; either by cutting the hair in a style similar to that of the lion, and the other is a style mentioned in the previous question?

Response: It is not permissible for a woman to cut her hair from the back whilst leaving the (hair on the) sides longer. This is because this consists of playing around with her hair which is from her beauty. Also, there exists therein resembling the disbelieving women (kaafiraat), and likewise cutting the hair in different styles as those of disbelieving women and animals, such as the Diana style – the disbelieving woman and (likewise) the animals, and also for that which exists therein of playing around with the woman’s hair which is from her beauty.
Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan
al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa ash-Shaykh al-Fowzaan – Volume 3, Page 190;

Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha'r an-Nisaa - Question 22, Page 29


Women shortening their hair out of necessity

Question: What is the ruling regarding (women) shortening their hair out of necessity such as in the United Kingdom where the women find washing their hair difficult due to the cold weather so because of this they shorten it.

Response: If the situation is as mentioned, then it is permissible for them to cut short their hair according to what their needs stipulate only. As for cutting short their hair out of resembling the disbelieving women (kaafiraat), then this is not permissible as the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
((Whoever resembles a nation, then he is from them)).
And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
Head: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan;
Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Qu'ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., - Volume 5, Page 182, Question 2 of Fatwa No.2922;
Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha'r an-Nisaa - Question 27, Page 32

The ruling regarding cutting the hair short to reduce falling out


Question: My wife complains of her hair falling out a lot and it was said to her to cut it short as this will reduce the falling out (of the hair). Is this permissible?

Response: If the situation is as mentioned, then it is permissible (to cut the hair short) since this will prevent further harm.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
Head: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan
Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Qu'ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., - Volume 5, Page 182, Question 1 of Fatwa No.6259;
Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha'r an-Nisaa - Question 28, Page 33

Wearing Make Up


Fatwa: Women wearing makeup image_thumb

(Taken from http://www.abdurrahman.org/)
source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor - the series of guidance and light - tape no. 697
maa shaa Allaah this is truly a much needed clarification of the ruling on makeup, about which many are unaware. shaykh al-albaani (rahimahullaah) advises both women and men in this regard.
~
"It is not permissible for the woman who does not wear hijaab, let alone who wears hijaab, to use the makeup of the disbelievers, the makeup of the rebellious and disobedient (to Allaah). You did not know a thing about the adornment of women called by a name that Allaah did not send down an authority for, 'makeup' - this is a language that we don't know, not us nor your fathers from before. Rather, it is only a word...expressing an adornment for rebellious and disobedient women, the rebellious and disobedient women of Europe, and our women unfortunately imitate - except those from them whom Allaah protects - decorating with this adornment that is affecting the islamic society, namely makeup. So it is not permissible for the woman. And this truth is from the strange ironies, in the road we see a woman wearing hijaab...[with] a khimaar...covering her hair and covering her neck etc., but [she is wearing] blush (a power used to redden the cheeks). This [wearing the hijaab] is against this [wearing makeup]' two contradictory, conflicting  matters, they do not go together. What is the reason [for this type of occurrence]? It is one of two things, either ignorance and heedlessness of the islamically legislated ruling or it is from the women's following of the temptations of the shaytaan.
Therefore, we remind firstly the women who are afflicted with this make-up. Then secondly, we remind the guardians of the women, from a father or a husband or a brother, as (the Prophet) ('alayhi ssalaat wa ssalaam) said: 'Everyone of you is a shepherd, and everyone of you is responsible for his flock. So a man is a shepherd, and he is responsible for his flock-' to the end of the hadeeth... So you, the husband of the woman, it is not permissible for you to allow her to go out in this manner which puts to trial the middle-aged men, let alone the young men. And you are supposed to, O man, O father, O brother, to be very jealous. Why? Because the Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam) said: 'A duyyooth will not enter Jannah.' Why? Who is a duyyooth? He is the one who does not guard his womenfolk jealously."

Is Shortening/Removing Eyebrows Permissable?



Question:
(1) What is the ruling concerning shortening extra eyebrow hairs?
Response:

(1) It is not allowed to remove or shorten eyebrow hairs. It is confirmed that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) cursed the one who has them removed and the one who removed them. The scholars have stated that the Hadeeth is in reference to those who remove eyebrow hairs.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Fataawa al-Mar.ah
via http://www.fatwa-online.com/

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses?

 Is it permissible?

 

image_thumb[1]Question: What is the ruling regarding wearing coloured contact lenses with the justification (for doing so) being for beautification and following the latest trend (fashion), keeping in mind that their price is no less than 700 (Saudi) Riyals (approximately £120)?

Response: There is no harm in wearing contact lenses due to necessity; As for other than that, then it is better to leave doing so especially if they are expensive, since this equates to being excessive in (spending one’s wealth) which is prohibited, in addition to that which exists therein of deceit and covering up the reality because they make the eyes appear in other than their natural state without there being a (Islaamically justifiable) need for that.

Shaykh Ibn Fowzaan
al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan - Volume 3, Page 317, Fatwa No.468
http://www.fatwa-online.com/,

Miswak/Siwak



This page:
  • Ahadith regarding Miswak
  • Miswak: Facts/benefits/use

Ahadith

Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 13 :: Hadith 12
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If I had not found it hard for my followers or the people, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak for every prayer."
Muslim :: Book 4 : Hadith 1841
'Abd al-Rahman son of Abd Sa'id al-Khudri reported on the authority of his father that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Bathing on Friday for every adult, using of Miswak and applying some perfume, that is available-these are essential.
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 21 :: Hadith 237
Narrated Hudhaifa :
Whenever the Prophet got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with Siwak.
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 13 :: Hadith 13
Narrated Anas:
Allah's Apostle I said, "I have told you repeatedly to (use) the Siwak. (The Prophet put emphasis on the use of the Siwak.)
Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 4 :: Hadith 246
Narrated Hudhaifa:
Whenever the Prophet got up at night, he used to clean his mouth with Siwak.

Miswak Facts/Benefits


Marital Relations


This Page:
  • Fatwa
    No limit to what may be seen of the spouse’s body
    Ruling concerning staying with a husband who does not pray
    Dealing with a troublesome husband
    • Books, Treatises, Articles
    • Ahadith regarding marriage


    Fatwa

    • No limit to what may be seen

    Question: Is it allowed for a woman to look at all of the parts of her husband's body or for him to look at all of her with the intention of enjoying what is permissible?
    Response: It is allowed for a woman to look at any part of her husband's body and it is allowed for a man to look at all of his wife's body without any exception. This is based on the Qur.aanic verse:
    {And those who guard their private parts except from their wives or slaves, for then, they are free from blame. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors}, [Soorah al-Mu.minoon, Aayah 5-7].
    Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah
    http://www.fatwa-online.com/

    • Ruling concerning remaining with a husband who does not pray

    Question: My husband is heedless with respect to his religion. He does not fast Ramadhaan or pray. In fact, he keeps me from doing any type of good. Now, he has started to have doubts about me to the point that he has left his job so he can stay home and watch me. What shall I do?
    Response: It is not allowed to remain with such a husband. By his not praying, he has become a disbeliever. And it is not allowed for a Muslim woman to remain with a disbeliever. Allaah has said:
    {If you know them [the women] to be true believers, send them not back to the disbelievers. They are not lawful [wives] for the disbelievers nor are the disbelievers lawful [husbands] for them}, [Soorah al-Mumtahana, Aayah 10].
    The marriage between you and him is annulled. There is no marriage between the two of you unless Allaah guides him, he repents and returns to Islaam. Then you will remain his wife. As for the husband, his behavior is very wrong. In my opinion, it is a kind of illness. It is the illness of doubt, suspicion and whisperings that some people are exposed to with respect to their worship and dealings with others. The only thing that can remove that sickness is the remembrance of Allaah, turning to Him and putting one's complete trust in His decree.
    The important point, with respect to you and him, is that you must separate from that husband and not remain with him. This is because he is a disbeliever while you are a believer. As for the husband, we advise him to return to his religion and to seek refuge in Allaah from the accursed Satan. He should also be very keen on beneficial words of remembrance that will repel these whisperings from his heart.
    We ask Allaah to benefit him. Allaah knows best.
    Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah
    http://www.fatwa-online.com/


    Books/Treatises/Articles

    The Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding  - Shaykh Albaanee (PDF) (Salaf us Saalih.org)

     

    Ahadith Regarding Marriage

    The Marriage Contract

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    • THE MUTUAL AGREEMENT
    "A Woman is not married until she is consulted, and a virgin is not married until you have her permission." They said, "O messenger of Allaah! And how do obtain her permission? He(Sallallaahu Alay hi Wa Sallam) said: "If she is silent." (An taskuta)
    [reported by Abu Hurayrah (r)] [Bukhaaree, Muslim, Abu Daawood, and an-Nisaa'ee]
    Shaykh Al Albaanee reports it in Mukhtasar Saheeh Muslim no. 602
    He makes the takhreej of it in Irwaa Al Ghaleel no. 1727
    He declares it authentic in Saheeh Al Jaami' vol. 2, no. 7470
    • THE CONTRACT
    In It'haaf Al Karaam, I found the following:
    (1018) And from Mu'aawiyah ibn Hakeem from his father that he said, "I said, 'O Messenger of Allaah(Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), What is the right that one of our wives has over us?' So he said, 'Feed her when you eat, clothe her when you wear clothes, and do not strike her on the face, and do not revile her or make hijrah from her, except in the house.'
    [recorded by Ahmad, and Abu Daawood, and Nisaa'ee, and Ibn Maajah, and Bukhaaree with some parts of it being Mu'allaq, and it was authenticated by Ibn Hibbaan, and Imaam Al Haakim] Shaykh Mubaarakfooree also considers it to be Saheeh. It can be found on p. 304 of It'haaf Al Karaam.
    Source: AbdurRahman.org

    • THE WITNESSES


    "There is no marriage except with a Walee, and trustworthy witnesses." (Wa Shaahidee 'Adl)
    [reported by Umraan, and Aa'ishah(r)] [Bayhaqee]
    Shaykh Al Albaanee makes the takhreej of it in Irwaa Al Ghaleel no.'s 1839, 1858, 1860
    He declares it authentic in Saheeh Al Jaami' vol. 2, no. 7557
    b. "There is no marriage except with a Walee, and two witnesses."
    [reported by Abi Moosaa] [At-Tabaraani in Al Kabeer]
    Shaykh Al Albaanee makes the takhreej for it in Irwaa Al Ghaleel no. 1839, 1858.
    He declares it authentic in Saheeh Al Jaami' vol. 2, no. 7558.
    Source: AbdurRahman.org

    Choosing A Husband

    Question: What are the most important considerations a young lady should make when choosing a husband? If she refuses someone simply for economic or worldly reasons, will that expose her to the punishment of Allaah?


    Response: The most important attributes that a woman must look for in selecting a husband are character and piety. Wealth and lineage are secondary considerations. The most important aspect is that the proposed groom be a person of piety and proper behavior. The person of proper behaviour and piety will not do his wife wrong. Either he will keep her in a way that is proper or he will leave her to go free in the best way.
    Furthermore, the person of religion and behavior may be a blessing for her and her children. She may learn manners and religion from him. If he does not have those characteristics, she should stay away from him, especially if he is one of those who is lax with respect to performing the prayers or if he is known to drink alcohol, may Allaah save us. As for those who never pray, they are disbelievers. Believing women are not permissible for them nor are they permissible for the believing women. The important point is that the woman should stress character and piety. If he is also of a noble lineage, that is to be preferred. This is due to the Messenger of Allaah's (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) statement:
     ((If a person whose religion and character you approve of comes to you, then marry him)).
    However, if he is also suitable [in other ways, such as economics standing and so forth], that is better.


    Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah
    http://www.fatwa-online.com/

    Forced Marriages

     The young lady is not to be forced to marry a man she does not want to marry

    Question: Is it allowed for a father to force his daughter to marry a specific man that she does not want to many?
    Response: Neither the father nor anyone other than the father may force a woman who is under his guardianship to marry a man that she does not want to many. In fact, her permission must be sought. The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
    ((The non-virgin [without a husband] must not be married until she is consulted. A virgin must not be married until her permission is sought)).
    They said: "O Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) how is her permission given?" He said:
    ((By her being silent)).
    Another narration states:
    ((Her silence is her permission)).
    Yet a third narration states:
    ((A virgin's father seeks her permission and her permission is her remaining silent)).
    The father must seek her permission if she is nine years of age or above. Similarly, her other guardians may not marry her off except by her permission. This is obligatory upon all of them. If one is married without permission, then the marriage is not valid. This is because one of the conditions of the marriage is that both partners accept the marriage. If she is married without her permission, by threat or coercion, then the marriage is not valid.
    The only exception is in the case of the father and his daughter who is less than nine years of age. There is no harm if he gets her married while she is less than nine years old, according to the correct opinion. This is based on the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) marrying ‘Aa.ishah without her consent when she was less than nine years old, as is stated in authentic hadeeth. However, if she is nine years old or more, she cannot be married, even by her father, except with her consent.
    The husband should not approach the woman if he knows that she does not want him, even if the father approves of it. He must fear Allaah and not approach any wife that did not want him even if her father claims that he did not coerce her. He must avoid what Allaah has forbidden for him. This is because the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) ordered that her permission must be sought. We also advise the woman to fear Allaah and to accept the man if her father finds that he is suitable to marry her, as long as the prospective groom is good in his religion and character. This is true even if the one who is doing the marrying is not the girl's father [but her legal guardian]. We make this advice because there is lots of good and lot of benefits in marriage.
    Also, there are lots of hazards in living as a maiden. I advise all young ladies to accept those men who come to them if they are qualified. They should not use schooling, teaching or other causes as an excuse to avoid marriage.
    Shaykh Ibn Baaz
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah

    http://www.fatwa-online.com/


    Marriage Interview and Proposal

    This section:
    • Looking at other than the face and hands of the woman
    • Exchanging Photographs?
    • Parents refuse a suitable man for marriage
    • Relations before marriage
    • Is it permissible to talk to one’s fiance over the phone (or visit)?

    Looking at other than the face and hands of the woman he wishes to propose to


    Question: Is it permissible for a man to look at other than the face and hands of the woman he wishes to propose to, such as looking at her hair and her neck?

    Response: That which is apparent to me, and Allaah knows best, is that this is permissible without a previous agreement. He (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said that which means:
    ((If anyone’s heart settles on proposing to a woman, then he can look at that which will lead him to marry her)), [Translators note: This is the hadeeth of Jaabir ibn ‘Abdillaah (radhi-yallaahu 'anhu) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
    ((If any of you has proposed to a woman, and if he is able to look at that which will lead him to marry her, then he should do so))]
    As regards a previous agreement, then it is not permissible to look at more than the face and hands.
    Shaykh al-Albaanee
    Fataawa Muhimmah li-Nisaa. al-Ummah – Page 138
     http://www.fatwa-online.com/



    Exchanging Photographs

    Exchanging photographs (for the purpose of marriage) via the internet

    Question: Is it permissible for a woman to send a photograph of herself via the internet to a man looking to get married, but who lives far away, so he can see her (what she looks like) and decide whether he wishes to marry her or not?
    Response: I am not of this opinion.
    Firstly: Since it is possible that someone other than the person intended could see the photograph;
    Secondly: Because the photograph does not portray the complete truth (reality). So how many photographs has a person seen, and when he sees the one photographed, finds him completely different (in appearance);
    Thirdly: It is possible this photograph may remain with this man, even after he excuses himself from proposing to her, however, it remains with him and he may cause mischief with it, and Allaah is the Most Knowledgeable.
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
    Fataawa Mu'aasirah - Page 77
    al-Mowsoo'ah – 2027
    http://www.fatwa-online.com/


    A religious young man proposed to me but my mother refused

    Question: I am seeking a solution to my problem. I am twenty-four years old. A young man proposed to me. He has finished college. He is from a religious family. After my father agreed to him, he asked me to come to see him. I saw him and was pleased with him and he was pleased with me. [We saw each other] because our pure religion has stated that I should see him and he should see me.
    However, when my mother came to realize that he was from a religious family, she became harsh against him and my father. She swore that such a marriage would never take place in anyway. My father desperately tried to persuade her, but to no avail. Do I have the right to seek the Law to intervene in this matter?
    Response: If the matter is as you have mentioned in your question, then your mother has no right to make any objection. Indeed, such a stance is forbidden. You are not obliged to obey your mother in matter. This is because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
    ((Obedience is in what is good and right)).
    Rejecting a suitable proposal is not from what is good and right. In fact, it has been narrated that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
    ((If one whose religion and character pleases you proposes to you, you should marry him. If you do not do so, there will be tribulations in the land and great evil)).
    If you have need to take your matter to a court of law, you would not be wrong in doing so.
    Shaykh Ibn Baaz
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah

    http://www.fatwa-online.com/

    Relations before marriage

    Question: What is the view of the religion concerning [pre-marital] relations?
    Response: If the questioner means by "before marriage," before consummation of the marriage but after the contract, the there is no harm in such relations since she is his wife by virtue of the contract, even though they have not decorously consummate the marriage. However, if it is before the marriage, such as during the period of engagement or otherwise, such contact is forbidden and impermissible. It is not allowed for a man to enjoy a nor related woman's company, either by speech, look or private company.
    It is confirmed that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
    ((A man cannot be alone with a woman except in the presence of [one of her] mahram. And a woman cannot travel except with a mahram)).
    In sum, if that contact or association is after the marriage contract, there is no harm in it. If it is before the marriage ceremony, even if it is after proposal and acceptance, it is not allowed. Such behavior is forbidden for him since the woman is a non-relative and non-wife until they conclude the marriage contract.
    Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah
    http://www.fatwa-online.com/


    Is it permissible to talk to one's fiance over the phone? (PDF)

    Appropriate Age for Marriage


    This section:
    • Appropriate age for marriage
    • A young woman waiting to finish her studies before marriage
    • More on not delaying marriage (Marriage comes first)

     

    The appropriate age for marriage

    Question: What is the appropriate age for men and women to marry? Some of the young ladies of today do not accept to be married to men older than them and also some of the men do not get married from anyone older than them either. We hope for a response, may Allaah reward you.

    Response: I advise the young ladies not to refuse a man because of his older age. Even if he be ten, twenty or thirty years older, this is not a valid excuse.

    The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) married ‘Aa.ishah when he was fifty-three years old and she was nine years old. Older age is not harmful. There is no problem if the woman is older than the man and there is no problem if the man is older than the woman.

    The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) married Khadijah when she was forty years old and he was twenty-five years old, before he received his first revelation. That is, she was fifteen years older than him (may Allaah be pleased with her). And ‘Aa.ishah was married when she was a young lady of six or seven years and the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) consummated the marriage when she was nine years old and he was fifty-three years old.

    Many of those who talk on the radio or television and speak against having disparaging ages between husband and wife are wrong. It is not permissible for them to say such things. Instead, what must be done, is the woman must look at the prospective husband and, if he be pious and appropriate, she must agree to him even if he is older than her. Similarly, the man must try to marry a woman who is pious and virtuous, even if she is older than him, especially if she is still less than mid life. In any case, age should not be taken as an excuse. It should also not be considered a shortcoming, as long as the man is pious or the woman is pious.

    May Allaah make the affairs good for everyone.
    Shaykh Ibn Baaz
    • Fataawa al-Mar.ah
    http://www.fatwa-online.com/


    Ruling concerning a young lady who refuses marriage in order to finish her studies

    Question: A common practice today is for a young lady or her father to refuse one who proposes in order for the woman to finish her high school, college or study of certain years. What is the ruling concerning that? What is your advice to those who do such, given that many times the woman reaches the age of thirty or more without getting married?
    Response: This practice goes against what the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) commanded. The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
    ((If one whose religion and character pleases you comes to you [for proposal], then marry him)).
    The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) also said:
    ((O youth, whoever of you has the means to get married should get married for it lowers the gaze and protects the chastity)).
    By preventing marriage, one loses out on the benefits of marriage. I advise my brother Muslims who are the guardians of women and my sister Muslims not to keep from marriage due to finishing school or teaching. In fact, the woman may put a condition upon her husband that she may remain studying until she finishes her studies or she remain teaching for a year or two, given that she does not become busy with her children. There is no harm in such an act.
    However, a matter which needs further consideration is where the woman is continuing her studies in an area that is not truly needed. In my view, when a woman finishes the elementary stages and has the ability to read and write, thereby being able to benefit from her knowledge through reading the Book of Allaah, its tafseer, the hadeeth of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and their explanation, that is all she really needs. Unless, of course, she is continuing her studies in an area that the people need, such as medicine and similar fields. This is also conditional that the study not involve aspects which are forbidden, such as mixing with men and so forth.
    Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah
    http://www.fatwa-online.com/

    Marriage comes first

    Question: A common custom among the people nowadays is for a woman or her father to refuse a man's proposal so that she may finish high school, college or some specific amount of studying. What is the ruling concerning that? What is your advice for those who fall into that trap? Sometimes, the woman reaches the age of thirty or more and she has yet to get married!
    Response: My advice to all young men and young women is to get married quickly if the means to it are made possible for you. This is because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) has said:
    ((O youthful people, if any of you have the means to, he should get married, as it lowers the eyesight and protects the private parts. Those who have not the ability to do so should fast, as it will be a shield for him)). This was recorded by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.
    The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) also said:
    ((If one whose religion and character pleases you proposes to you, you should marry him. If you do not do so, them will be tribulations in the land and great evil)). This was recorded by at-Tirmidhee with a hasan chain.
    The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) also said:
    ((Marry the child-bearing, loving woman for I shall outnumber the peoples by you on the Day of Resurrection)). This was recorded by Ahmad and graded Saheeh by ibn Hibban.
    Therefore, there are many benefits to marriage which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) alluded to, including lowering the gaze, protecting the private parts, increasing the numbers of the Muslim Nation and being saved from great evil and misfortune.


    May Allaah grant to all what is best for their religion and worldly lives. He is All-Hearing, Close.
    Shaykh Ibn Baaz
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah

    The Role of the Wali

    There is no marriage except with a Wali

    "There is no nikaah, except with a Walee." (Laa nikah illaa bi walee)
    [reported by Ibn Abbas (r)] [Ahmad, Abu Daawood, an-Nisaa'ee, At-Tirmidthi, it was authenticated by Imaam Al Haakim - this particular chain is from Abi Moosaa] [It comes from another authentic chain in Ibn Maajah from Ibn Abbaas (r)]

    Shaykh Al Albaanee makes the takhreej of it in Irwaa Al Ghaleel no. 1839
    He decalares it authentic in Saheeh Al Jaami' vol. 2, no. 7555
    NOTE: So both chains are authentic.
    b. "There is no marriage except with a Walee, and the Sultaan is the Walee for whomever there is no Walee."
    [reported by Aa'ishah(r)] [Ahmad, Ibn Maajah]
    Shaykh Al Albaanee declares it authentic in Saheeh Al Jaami' vol. 2, no. 7556.

    Responsibility of the Wali

    Question: What is the responsibility of the walee (guardian) of a young woman towards a man who has come forth to propose to his daughter?


     Response: It is obligatory upon the walee to select, for the one to whom he is a guardian over, a suitable pious man whose (practise of the) religion and trustworthiness he is pleased with, as he (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:

    ((When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied with asks for your daughter in marriage, accede to his request. If you do not do so, there will be temptation on Earth and extensive corruption)), transmitted by Ibn Maajah and at-Tirmidhee, who said the hadeeth is hasan-ghareeb.
    So it is obligatory upon the walee to fear Allaah in this regard, and honour the best interests of the one to whom he is a guardian over, and not his own interests; Certainly, he has been entrusted with the responsibility which Allaah has bestowed upon him, and he is not to require of the proposer (to the young woman) that which he is unable, such as requesting mahr above the common practice (rate).
    And with Allaah lies all success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his noble companions.
    The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising -
    Head: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;
    Member: Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh;
    Member: Shaykh Bakar 'Abdullaah Abu Zayd
    Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. - Volume 18, Page 46-47, Fatwa No.20062, Question 3

    Source: Fatwa Online

    A Mother’s Advice to Her Daughter for Marriage

    ‘Abd al-Malik (RA) said: “When ‘Awf ibn Muhallim al-Shaybani, one of the most highly respected leaders of the Arab nobility during the jahiliyyah, married his daughter Umm Iyas to al-Harith ibn ‘Amr al-Kindi, she was made ready to be taken to the groom, then her mother, Umamah came into her, to advise her and said:

    ‘O my daughter, if it were deemed unnecessary to give you this advice because of good manners and noble descent, then it would have been unnecessary for you, because you posses these qualities, but it will serve as a reminder to those who are forgetful, and will help those who are wise.
     ‘O my daughter, if a woman were able to do without a husband by virtue of her father’s wealth and her need for her father, then you of all people would be most able to do without a husband, but women were created for men just as men were created for them.
    ‘O my daughter, you are about to leave the home in which you grew up, where you first learned to walk, to go to a place you do not know, to a companion to whom you are unfamiliar. By marrying you, he has become a master over you, so be like a servant to him, and he will become like a servant to you.

    ‘Take from me ten qualities, which will be a provision and a reminder for you:
    ‘The first and second of them are: be content in his company, and listen to and obey him, for contentment brings peace of mind, and listening to and obeying one’s husband pleases Allah.

    ‘The third and fourth of them are: make sure that you smell good and look good; he should not see anything ugly in you, and he should not smell anything but a pleasant smell from you. Kohl is the best kind of beautification to be found, and water is better than the rarest perfume.

    ‘The fifth and sixth of them are: prepare his food on time, and keep quiet when he is asleep, for raging hunger is like a burning flame, and disturbing his sleep will make him angry.

    ‘The seventh and eighth of them are: take care of his servants (or employees) and children, and take care of his wealth, for taking care of his wealth shows that you appreciate him, and taking care of his children and servants shows good management.

    ‘The ninth and tenth of them are: never disclose any of his secrets, and never disobey any of his orders, for if you disclose any of his secrets you will never feel safe from his possible betrayal, and if you disobey him, his heart will be filled with hatred towards you.
    ‘Be careful, O my daughter, of showing joy in front of him when he is upset, and do not show sorrow in front of him when he is happy, because the former shows a lack of judgment whilst the latter will make him unhappy.

    ‘Show him as much honor and respect as you can, and agree with him as much as you can, so that he will enjoy your companionship and conversation.

    ‘Know, O my daughter, that you will not achieve what you would like to until you put his pleasure before your own, and his wishes before yours, in whatever you like and dislike. And may Allah choose what is best for you and protect you.”


    Taken from Jamharah Khutah al-‘Arab
    Reprinted from The Clear Sunnah

    Some time ago, I created a PDF file with this advice: Download

    Reciting Quraan & Duaa During Menstruation?

    Question: Is it allowed for a menstruating woman to read a book of supplications on the Day of ‘Arafah, given the fact that the book contains Qur.aanic verses?

     Response: There is no harm in a menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman reading the books of supplications that are written for the rites of the pilgrimage. In fact, there is nothing wrong with her reciting the Qur.aan according to the correct opinion. There is no authentic, clear text prohibiting a menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman from reciting the Qur.aan. The thing that is narrated is concerned with the sexually defiled person only, as such should not recite the Qur.aan while he is sexually defiled. This is based on the hadeeth of ‘Alee.

    As for the menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman, there is the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar which states, "Neither the menstruating woman nor the sexually defiled person is to recite anything from the Qur.aan." However, this is weak. This is because it is from the narrations of Ismaa’eel ibn Iyyash on the authority of people from the Hijaaz and he is weak when he narrates from them. However, she may recite from her memory without touching the Qur.aan. As for the sexually defiled person, he/she may not even recite the Qur.aan from memory or touch the mushaf until he/she makes ghusl. The difference between the two is that the amount of time one is sexually defiled is very short as he may make ghusl as soon as he has done the act with his spouse. The amount of time is not long and he is in control of its length as he may make ghusl whenever he wishes. Even if he cannot find water, he can make tayammum and pray or recite the Qur.aan. However, the menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman does not have control over their lengths, such control is in the hand of Allaah. Menstruation and post-partum bleeding take days.

    Therefore, it is allowed for them to recite the Qur.aan so that they do not forget what they have memorized and so they will not lose the merits of reciting it. It is also so they may learn the laws of the Sharee’ah from the Book of Allaah. Therefore it is even more so permissible for her to read the books of supplications that have verses and hadeeth intermixed with them. This is the correct view and is the correct opinion of the scholars- may Allaah have mercy on them- on that point.


    Source: Fatwa OnlineShaykh Ibn Baaz
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah

    Islamic Books and Articles on Menstruation

    Books (Electronic)

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    Natural Blood of Women by Shaykh Uthaymeen, rahimuhullah, 57 page PDF
    “This book deals with fiqh issues specific to women regarding menstruation, post partum (Nifaas), and abnormal bleeding (Istihadah).Shaykh Uthaymeen brings proofs from the Quran and Sunnah.Widely Referenced book for Women.”

    Articles/Treatises/lectures

    Notes from Umm 'Abdillaah Al-Waadi'iyyah   lecture on Bulugh al Maram on issue of Menstruation (10 pages) (Link not working, but this was from Salaf us Saalih

    Nail Care


    Wearing Long Fingernails & Fingernail Polish

    Ruling concerning letting fingernails grow long and wearing nail polish


     Q: What is the ruling concerning letting fingernails grow long and putting on finger nail polish, given that I make ablution before putting them on and it stays for twenty-four hours and then remove it?

    A: Letting the fingernails grow is something that goes against the sunnah of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam). He said, ((From the acts of nature are five: circumcision, removing pubic hairs, trimming the moustache, cutting the nails and plucking the hair from under the armpits.)) It is not allowed to leave them for more than forty nights. This is based on the Hadeeth of Anas who said, "The Messenger of Allaah set a time limit for us for trimming the moustache, trimming nails, removing armpit hairs and removing pubic hairs. They cannot be left for more than forty nights."

    Letting them grow long resembles animals and some of the disbelievers.

    As for nail polish, it is better to avoid it. One must remove it when making ablution since it prevents water from reaching the nails.

    Source: Fatwa Online
    Shaykh Ibn Baaz
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah

    Are High Heeled Shoes Permissable?


    Q:  Is it permissible for women to wear high-heeled shoes?

    A: This is not permissible.  It involves resembling the disbelieving women, or the wicked women.  It has its origins amongst the Jewish women before Islaam.  When one of them wanted to attend a gathering where her lover was present, she would wear a pair of high shoes for him to see her, being taller.  Then after a time, those became high-heeled shoes.  Further, that type of shoe changes a woman’s way of walking, causing her to tilt from left to right, and therefore, the wicked and unbelievers choose this type of shoe.  Therefore, a Muslim woman following the Sharee’ah (Islaamic Law) should not wear high-heeled shoes; especially since many times it causes her to fall!

    Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee
    Source: Troid.org

    Puberty Lapbooks/Unit Studies Resources

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    Puberty/Personal Care Lapbook  - free from Umm Abdul Basir’s log

    Really wonderful and with pics of the interior and links to files.

    Puberty in Islam


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    Source: Fatwa Online: The age a woman becomes Islamically legally bound
    Question: A girl reached the age of 12 or 13 years and the blessed month of Ramadhaan passed without her having fasted. Is there any sin upon her or her family? Is it upon her to fast and if she doesn't then is she sinning?
    Response: The girl becomes Islaamically bound with (the following) conditions: Islaam, sanity and puberty.
    Puberty is attained either by:
    1.  Menstruation,
    2. Excrement of discharge as a result of sexual desire, or having a wet dream if she saw the discharge,
    3. The growth of thick hair around the front private part
    4. Reaching the age of 15 years.
    So if this girl fulfilled the conditions of being legally bound by Islaam, fasting is obligatory upon her and it is a must that she makes up the fasts she left off while being at that age. And if one of the conditions are not fulfilled then there is nothing required of her.
    And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
    The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising -
    Head: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz;
    Deputy Head: Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee;
    Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan;
    Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Qu'ood
    Fataawa Ramadhaan - Volume 1, Page 49-50, Fatwa No.16;
    Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. - Fatwa No. 4147

    Vulva Care

    Newborn Baby Vulva Care
    Discusses a section on vulva care for newborns

    Vulva skin care for girls
    “Occasional episodes of itching around the vulva (genital) area can be common in young girls. Irritation to the skin can cause pain. The symptoms are usually not serious and improve naturally.
    Mothers can try the following suggestions to help reduce their child’s symptoms through hygiene, clothing and other simple changes to lifestyle. If after using these suggestions symptoms continue, please see your family doctor.”
    This article discusses:
    • Clothing and Laundry, Hygiene, Physical activities, medication, key points to remember.
    • Vulva skin care for teenagers
    Tips for  clothing and laundry, hygiene, physical activity, medication use.
    Some of the same information as the previous article, with some special issues for older females.

    Vulvovaginitis
    Vulvovaginitis is inflammation or irritation of the vagina and vulva (the opening of the vagina).
    Mild vulvovaginitis is a very common problem in young girls. It will affect most girls at some stage and for some may be a recurrent problem with good spells and troublesome episodes. As girls begin to develop breasts vuvlovaginitis usually gets better.
    In most girls vulvovaginitis is not a serious problem and it will usually improve with simple measures. In most cases no treatment or tests are needed.
    This article discusses:
    • Signs and symptoms of vulvovaginitis
    • Causes
    • Treatment
    • Care at Home
    • Key Points to Remember

    Plucking Gray Hair?

    Dawud :: Book 33 : Hadith 4190
    Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:
    The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do not pluck out grey hair. If any believer grows a grey hair in Islam, he will have light on the Day of Resurrection. (This is Sufyan's version). Yahya's version says: Allah will record on his behalf a good deed for it, and will blot out a sin for it.

    Are Wigs Permissible?

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    Source: Fatwa Online : Ruling concerning wearing wigs
    Question:  Is it allowed for a woman to use a wig to beautify herself for her husband? Is this considered part of the prohibition of adding hair to one’s hair?

    Response:
    Wigs are forbidden and are considered a type of adding hair to one’s hair. Although it is not exactly that, it makes the woman’s hair look longer than it is and becomes similar to adding hair. The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) cursed the one who does the adding of hair as well as the one who requested it. However, if the woman does not have any hair upon her head, for example, if she is bald, then she may use a wig to cover up that blemish as it is considered permissible to remove blemishes. For example, the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) allowed the man who had his nose cut off during a battle to wear a fake nose of gold. The matter is more flexible than that. It might also include the question of having plastic surgery to fix a small nose and so forth. However, beautification is not the same as removing a blemish. If the matter is that of removing a blemish, there is no harm in it, such as when the nose is crooked and needs to be straightened or the removal of a beauty mark. There is no harm in such acts. But it is not to remove a blemish, such as tattooing or removing eyebrow hairs, then it is forbidden. Using a wig, even with the permission and approval of the husband, is forbidden for there is permission or approval in matters that Allaah has forbidden.
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah

    Hair Extensions?

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    Source: Fatwa Online : The ruling regarding hair extensions
    Question: What is the ruling regarding a woman having hair extensions?


    Response:
    It is haraam for a woman to have hair extensions using (real) hair or that which resembles (real) hair for the authentic evidences which mention this (prohibition).
    And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
    The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
    Head: Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;
    Deputy Head: Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;
    Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan
    Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-’Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., - Volume 5, Page 193, Question 10 of Fatwa No.9850;
    Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha’r an-Nisaa - Question 5, Page 8
    Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 72 :: Hadith 817
    Narrated 'Aisha :
    An Ansari girl was married and she became sick and all her hair fell out intending to provide her with false hair. They asked the Prophet who said, "Allah has cursed the lady who artificially lengthens (her or someone else's) hair and also the one who gets her hair lengthened."

    Hair Care Regimens

     
    Hair Regimen Building for Newbies-Learning to Build a Hair Regimen that Works!

    How to Have a Good Hair Day: Taking Care of Your Hair
    Discusses:
    • Summertime Hair Care
    • Tips for Happy, Healthy Hair
    • Hair Types and How to Care for Them
    • Dry Hair
    • Fine Hair
    • Normal Hair
    • Oily Hair
    • Permed, Straightened, or Colored Hair
    • How to Wash Your Hair
    • Dandruff

    Curl Power: Healthy Hair Tips (tips for African American hair)
    Discusses:
    • Five misconceptions about hair care
    • Five situations to avoid
    • Five favors you can do for your hair

    Face/Skin Unit Study Resources

     Lapbooking/Notebooking Ideas

    Using a face template (this one or your own) for a shape book, add pages about:
    • Keeping the face clean
    • Protecting your skin
    • Acne (Mini Book Shape for Lapbooks) (Homeschool Share)

    Activities

    • Have facial cleaning demonstrations or spa day at home to apply new knowledge/review.
    • Set up a yearly calendar and schedule regular facial care review sessions.

    Skin Care Products


    imageNatural Skin Care Products

    Creative Homemaking's  Make-It-Yourself Skin and Hair Care (PDF)
    8 page PDF with  homemade skin care recipes
    Styles 101.com Natural Skin Care Recipes
    List common skin problems and provides remedy recipes
    Skin Care Solutions
    List common skin problems and remedies (same site as above, different problems)

    Face and Skin Care


    face

    Teenager Skin Care

    The hormonal changes that occur during the teen years tend to cause an increased production of oil (sebum) which can lead to breakouts. Kids that had normal to dry skin before puberty are likely to see occasional pimples and kids whose skin was already a bit oily will often suffer significant skin problems. Although virtually all teenagers will see some changes in their skin, with proper care, breakouts can be kept to a minimum.
    This article discusses:
    • Keeping Clean
    • Protecting your skin
    • Acne treatments
    • Do’s and Dont’s 

    Skin Care 101  (for teens)  Girls' Health.Gov

    1. Wash your face regularly using a mild cleanser and warm water. Be gentle—don't scrub hard! Avoid astringents, which can dry out and irritate skin.
    2. Use only light, water-based moisturizers. Look for one that has SPF 15 or a higher number sunscreen.
      For sensitive skin, try products that say "fragrance-free" or "without perfume."
    3. If you're allowed to wear makeup, use only water-based products that say "noncomedogenic" or "nonacnegenic" on the label. Make sure to take off your makeup before going to bed.
    4. To control acne, try over-the-counter products that you can buy without a doctor's order. These products come as gels, lotions, creams, and soaps. Your doctor can treat more serious acne problems.
    5. Drink plenty of water.
    6. Always wear "broad-spectrum" sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVB rays. Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. SPF alone does not protect against these two types of harmful rays. Follow the directions on the bottle to put more on after a while. Wear lipscreen with at least SPF 15. And, your skin needs more than just sunscreen.
    7. Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, and a hat (not a problem for Muslimahs!)
    8. Stay in the shade.
    9. Stay out of the sun in the middle of the day, when rays are strongest.
    Acne
    From Girls’Health..gov discusses:
    • How is acne treated?
    • What can make acne worse?

    Daily Grooming/Personal Hygiene


    A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Grooming Habitsimage
    Excerpt:
    The process of teaching your child proper grooming habits starts right after they are born and will continue for many years. Although a baby might not understand the purpose of a bath or the brushing of their hair you as a parent are setting up what will ultimately be a lifetime lesson of taking care of their bodies. Teaching your child proper grooming habits is a long and often difficult process although it does not have to be. You need to be committed and willing to help your child every step of the way. The amount of time spent helping to teach your child about proper grooming will depend on several key things that include the child’s age, skill level and interest.
    How to Use Montessori Methods to Teach Grooming
    Excerpt:
    Montessori teaching methods are based around the idea that children learn best when they have control over what and how they learn. This creates an exploratory environment that enables students to learn in a variety of ways that will prepare them for later lives of independence and creativity. In Montessori preschools and elementary schools, children not only learn letters and numbers, but also "practical life" lessons that teach them to groom themselves, keep their living and working areas clean and to contribute to household chores. Even if your child is not enrolled in a Montessori school, you can use Montessori methods to instill a sense of responsibility for proper grooming habits in your little one.

    Hijaab Clip Art


    Muslim Dolls at Easel and Ink Forumotion (under Muslimah dolls)
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    A wonderful site  for Muslim clip art in general!


    (Muslimah) Dolls

    Hijaab Unit Study Resources

    Resources for making hijaab lapbooks/notebooks or hijaab unit studies.
     muslim-girls

    Lessons

    • Hjiaab Lessons:
    Purchase TJ’s Clothing and Islamic Manners of Dress: Lapbooking Kit/Learning Pack and get the following lesson:
    Lesson 12: Hey, Sister!
    • The Hijaab
    • Observations
    • Activity 12-1: Survey
    • Virtues of the Hijaab
    • Activity 12-2: Virtues of Hijaab Wheel
    • Conditions of the Hijaab
    • Activity 12-3: Conditions of the Hijaab
    • Activity 12-4: Is this hijaab appropriate?
    • Activity 12-5: Promote the Hijaab and its Conditions

    Lapbooks

    Making/Sewing a Niqaab

    Is the niqaab mandatory?

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    At Salafi Talk.net, there is a thread on the Niqaab and whether or not it is waajib (obligatory).
    Scroll Down to “Must a Woman Wear Niqab (Veil)?”

    Do young girls have to wear hijaab?

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    Source:Fatwa Online

    Question: What is the ruling concerning the young girls who have not reached the age of puberty? Is it allowed for them to go out without covering themselves? Can they pray without wearing a head covering?

    Response: It is a must that their guardians bring them up and teach them the manners of Islaam. They should tell them not to go outside unless their bodies are covered. This is in order to avoid any temptation and to get them used to the virtuous manners so that they will not be a source of spreading evil. They should be ordered to pray with head coverings. If they pray without it, their prayers are sound. This is because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said, ((Allaah does not accept the prayer of a female who has reached the age of puberty except if she is wearing a head covering (khimaar).)) This was recorded by at-Tirmidhee, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and Ibn Maajah.
    And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
    The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
    Fataawa al-Mar.ah

    Q.  My brother dresses his four year old daughter in a veil and says, “He who grows up upon something grows old upon it”, and he tries to force this upon my children.  Whereas I disagree with him in this, and say to him, when they reach their menses.  What is your opinion about this severity by which he has chained the childhood of this child at the age of four?  May Allah reward you with good.


    A.  There is no doubt that your brother’s statement is the common occurrence: He who grows up upon something grows old upon it, this is why the Prophet, salallahu ‘alayhi wa salam, has ordered the one who reaches the age of seven years to perform the prayer, even though he is not yet responsible for his actions, rather this is an order than he be accustomed to it.
    As for a young girl, there is no ruling concerning her private zone, it is not obligatory upon her to cover her face, neck and hands or feet, and it is not befitting that she be forced into this.  Whereas if she reaches a stage at which men start to become attracted to her, then she should wear the hijab to prevent trials and evil.  This varies with different women, for there are some who develop quite rapidly, while others are the opposite of this.  Allah is the One Who gives success.
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
    [Fataawa Manaar al-Islaam: 3/810]
    (also found in Islamic Fataawa Regarding the Muslim Child, page 153)
    via abdur rahman.org

    What colors can the hijaab be?


    The female companions were known to wear black and dark colors (such as the hadith [mentioned in the thread this was taken from], "crows on their heads"), but other colors are also permissible for a woman to wear. She must not wear any color, however, in vanity.
    Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.715

    ...'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil ...
    Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.733

    that he had seen Um Kulthum, the daughter of Allah's Apostle (saaws), wearing a red silk garment.
    Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.713

    The Prophet (saaws) was given some clothes including a black Khamisa. The Prophet said, "To whom shall we give this to wear?" The people kept silent whereupon the Prophet said, "Fetch Um Khalid for me." I (Um Khalid) was brought carried (as I was small girl at that time). The Prophet took the Khamisa in his hands and made me wear it and said, "May you live so long that your dress will wear out and you will mend it many times." On the Khamisa there were some green or pale designs (The Prophet saw these designs) and said, "O Um Khalid! This is Sanah." (Sanah in a Ethiopian word meaning beautiful).
    Hadith - Sunan of Abu Dawood #4055, Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

    We came down with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) from a turning of a valley. He turned his attention to me and I was wearing a garment dyed with a reddish yellow dye. He asked: What is this garment over you? I recognised what he disliked. I then came to my family who were burning their oven. I threw it (the garment) in it and came to him the next day. He asked: Abdullah, what have you done with the garment? I informed him about it. He said: Why did you not give it to one of your family to wear, for there is no harm in it for women.
    Source: SalafiTalk.net

    Conditions of the Hijaab

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     The Obligatory Conditions for an Islaamic Hijaab

    The Hijaab:
    • Covers all of the body
    • Must not be a display
    • Must not be transparent
    • Must not be tight
    • Is  not to resemble the dress of men
    • Is not to resemble the garments of the kuffar

    Articles: Virtues of the Hijaab


    Why should I wear the Hijaab?image
    "An oft-asked question by many Muslim woman! See the clear and simple answer!"  
    The Reality of Hijaab, the Muslim Woman's dress
    "Contrary to the tales of the media, the Hijab provides an honour for the woman like no other garment does."  An Islamic Duty,  Benefits of Hijaab and other topics covered.
    Hijaab is Beautiful
    Intro:
    "It often occurs to me that many of my sisters in Islam are not properly encouraged once they begin to observe the requirements of Hijab. It may be that a sister has been obliged to wear the Hijab without truly pondering over its superiority. Perhaps she has reached the age of puberty and her Wali (guardian) has instructed her to wear it. Perhaps she has recently re-verted to Islam and her close sisters have told her of its obligation. Or, perhaps her husband has commanded her to wear Hijab. A sister who does not truly know the superiority of Hijab will always remain envious of the women of the Kufar. Why? Because they see these misguided women looking beautiful for all to see. Hence, the Muslim woman then compares herself to that woman which causes her to feel ashamed of her own Hijab.
    Therefore, what follows is a reminder for my sisters in Islam."

    Bra Unit Study Resources

    Lapbooking/Notebooking

     Bra Unit Study Outline

    (to plan a bra unit study or lapbook)

    • Development of Breasts, how your body changes
      • Essay or diagram on development of the breast
      • Breast Development mini book (Homeschool Share)
    • History of the Bra/Bra facts
      • enumerate facts that show major points in history regarding the bra
    • Physics of Bras
    • Bra Styles/Parts of a Bra
    • Choosing a Bra (style, size/taking measurements)
      • Tips for choosing a bra(enumerate tips for choosing a bra in a mini book)
        • How to Find Your Size – Read the article, copy the graphic on the page, print and cut out. Measure yourself as directed and write in your measurements on the diagram. Place diagram  in your lapbook for reference. On the head of the diagram, write in your bra size
      • Go to store and select your first bra/a new bra (essay: Why did you select the bra you did? Write about the experience in a journal)
    • Laundering and Care of a Bra
      • Make a reminder chart for bra care tips
    • Bra Issues (societal, health concerns)
      • Can Wearing Bras Cause Cancer?


    Worksheets

    Bra Worksheet 1 (TJ)
    Read linked article and answer questions. Questions can be put in shape books and answered to go into lapbook/notebook.

    The First Bra

    Articles to learn/teach about breast development and guidelines for selecting a bra.

     Kidshealth.org: Breast and Bras

    • When do breasts start growing? 
    • Getting a Bra
    • The ABCs of Bra Sizes
    • What Size Bra to Buy
    • What Kind of Bra to Buy
    • A Girl’s Changing Shape

      Bra Basics

    Topics:
    • Cups or No Cups?
    • Cup Lingo
    • Bra Size
    • Shopping Tips

     My First Bra.net

    “Useful Guideline for Young Girls and their Parents”
    • Bra Size
    • Buying Guidelines for girls
    • Similar topics as to First Bra.us.(site 2)

     Teen Advice: Before You Buy A Bra (About.com)

    Laundering and Care of a Bra

    Tips for keeping that new bra looking nice and fitting right!

    Gentle detergents: Remember harsh detergents won't just damage your bras, they can also irritate your skin.

    Cold water wash: Always wash your bras in cool water. Hot water will often shrink the material, causing the underwire to pop out.

    Hand wash and hang: Fill the sink with cool water and mild detergent and agitate for a few minutes. Rinse the garment in cold water, being careful not to wring or twist it. Hang it to dry.
    If you must machine wash. use a product and wash cycle designed for delicate fabrics.
    Attach hooks and eyes to prevent tangling and snagging. For even better protection, place your garments in a zippered lingerie bag and wash them in the delicate cycle.

    Alternate bras: Try not to wear the same bra two days in a row. The "rest" will allow it to retain its elasticity and regain its shape.

    Fold to store: Underwire bras can be safely folded in the middle to store. Molded bras can be folded with one cup tucked inside the other.

    Source: Bra Fit Guide

    How Should a Muslim Women Cover Her Body Around Others?

     

    What is the awrah?

    The part of the body that is private and should be concealed from view.

    What is the women’s awrah?

    The awrah of a woman, which is different than that of a man, differs depending upon in whose company she is in:

    -With Her Husband

    There is no awrah between a man and his wife. (SalafiTalk Forum)

    -With Muslim Women

    Read: On the Awrah of a Muslim Woman To Other Muslim Women (Salafi Publications-PDF)) 

    -With Her “Mahrams” (uncles and her brothers)

    She is allowed to show to her Mahrams: her face, head, neck, hands, arms, feet, shanks (the part of the lower limb between the knee and the ankle), and she should cover everything else other then that.

    -With Non Muslims

    This is discussed in (24:31) of the Quraan:

    “And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyûbihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband's fathers, or their sons, or their husband's sons, or their brothers or their brother's sons, or their sister's sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islâm), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allâh to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.”   (Suratun Nur: 31)

    You can find a lesson on the Awrah of men and women my
    on sale from my TpT store!
    13 lessons on Islamic dress:


    Unit Outline:
    Lesson 1: Why Do We Wear Clothes?
    Lesson 2: Keep It Simple
    Lesson 3: Cover Up (Awrah)
    Lesson 4: Keep it Loose
    Lesson 5: Too Much of a Good Thing
    Lesson 6: Clothes Resembling the Kuffar
    Lesson 7: Hey fella....I mean ma'am?
    Lesson 8: No pants?
    Lesson 9: Do your garments hang low?
    Lesson 10: What's that on your clothes?
    Lesson 11: On Your Feet
    Lesson 12: Hey Sister! (The Hijab)
    Lesson 13: Alhamdulillah for Clothes

    Includes duaas for wearing new clothes and clothes in general