Islamic rulings regarding Islamic sisters

Shari’ ruling on wearing a scarf

Question 1: What have respected Islamic scholars ruled on the following issue? To wrap a scarf twice while wearing it has been prohibited in a blessed Hadees. These days, when wearing scarfs, women wrap them multiple times. Is this also prohibited?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: It is stated in a blessed Hadees mentioned in Abu Dawood that the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم came to the mother of believers Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Salamah رَضِیَ اللّٰەُ عَنْهَا who was wrapping a scarf around her head. He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Wrap it once, not twice.’

Commentators have stated that the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said it for the reason that Arab women, when wearing a scarf or shawl, would wrap it around the head like a turban so that it would not fall from the head. The scarf wrapped in this way would look like a turban, showing resemblance to men. On the other hand, women in our society do not wrap the scarf or shawl like a turban around the head. Nor does it show any resemblance to a turban. Therefore, this is not included in the prohibition stated in the Hadees. Actually, women in our society wrap the scarf so that it will not fall from the head without any resemblance to men. This is permissible. In fact, it is necessary to do so especially at the time of Salah and on occasions when hairs must be covered. (Abu Dawood, vol. 4, pp. 88, Hadees 4115; Lam’aat-ut-Tanqeeh, vol. 7, pp. 372; Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 24, pp. 537)

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Recitation of the verse of prostration in menses

Question 2: What have respected Islamic scholars ruled on the following issue? If a woman experiencing menses recites the “verse of prostration”, will the “prostration of Quranic recitation” be Wajib for her or not? Moreover, if a person hears the verse of prostration from a woman experiencing menses, will the prostration be Wajib for him or not?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: It is impermissible and Haraam to recite the Holy Quran during menses. If such a woman recites any verse of prostration, the prostration of Quranic recitation will not be Wajib for her. However, if anyone who is sane and has reached puberty and is capable of offering Salah hears any verse of prostration from a woman experiencing menses, the “prostration because of Quranic recitation” will be Wajib for him. (Hidayah ma’ Fath-ul-Qadeer, vol. 1, pp. 468; Maraqil Falah ma’ Tahtaawi, vol. 2, pp. 89; Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 729)

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

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