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Origin of the Idea of Rejecting the Islamic Veil As a Religious Obligation

Following is an excerpt from our much larger essay entitled: Evidences for the Obligation of a Muslim Woman’s Headscarf (Khimar) & Outer Garment (Jilbaab). If there has always been a consensus over the obligation of a Muslim woman’s headscarf (khimar) and outer garment (jilbaab), then where does the idea of rejecting the Islamic veil as a …

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Covering the Head for Women in Traditions Other Than Islam

Following is an excerpt from our much larger essay entitled: Evidences for the Obligation of a Muslim Woman’s Headscarf (Khimar) & Outer Garment (Jilbaab). Today, the idea of covering the head for women has become associated exclusively with Islam. It is seen as something which is derogatory and only practiced within Islam. However, throughout history many …

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Why the First Four Caliphs of Islam Called the ‘Rightly Guided’

The ‘rightly guided’ period is the 30 year reign of the first four caliphs of Islam after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). These four caliphs were some of the closest companions of the Prophet (pbuh) and his strongest adherents. Each one of them had particular special merits which distinguished him …

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What Are the Minimum Actions Required to Be Considered a Muslim? – Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Dr. Yasir Qadhi goes into detail on the issue of eemaan (faith) in relation to actions in this video. He points out that the bulk of the Muslim world, the mainstream, has always held the opinion that some actions are part of faith. However, the scholars differed as to what those actions are. In other words, there …

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