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Hajar

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  1. Salaam alaikum, Thought some history of high heels would be nice. Apparantly it was *men* not *women* who wore them first. :o The History of Heels The history of heels is clouded, although they date back to pre-Christian times. Egyptian butchers wore high heels to raise them above the carnage, and Mongolian horseman had heeled boots for gripping their stirrups firmly. The first recorded year heels were worn for vanity was 1533, when Catherine de Medicis brought heels from Florence to Paris for her marriage to the Duke d'Orleans. The style was immediately set forth by ladies from the French c
  2. (salam) The iddah for mutah is two menstrual cycles or 45 days. The three month iddah (or three menstrual cycles) is for divorce after permanent marriage, not mutah. WaSalaam, Hajar
  3. Salaam alaikum, If that was the case, why didn't the storm hit Washington DC? Or some other wealthy area? Why the poor South? WaSalaam, Hajar
  4. Salaam alaikum, The only sea creatures we can eat are fish with scales and shrimp. Sayyid Seestani: A Code of Practice for Muslims in the West 163. In order for fish to become permissible for a Muslim, it must have the following conditions: (a) The fish must have scales on it. [That is, it should not be a skin fish.] (B) The Muslim should be certain or satisfied that the fish has come out of the water alive or that it died while it was already in the fishing net. It is not necessary for the fisherman to be a Muslim or to utter the name of Allãh for the fish to become halãl. So, if a non-M
  5. Salaam alaikum, Much of Louisiana is below sea level or near sea level. The place I grew up in was only 6 feet above sea level. New Orleans has been an important city for a long time. It is (or was until now) a major port city on the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mississippi river also joins the Gulf of Mexico there. It was useful for both boats comming from the gulf and things being transported down the Mississippi river. So there were good good reasons for building the city there. This hurricane was huge and not something that happens everyday or that was expected. Just like the tsunami, t
  6. Salaam alaikum, If moving to North Carolina is a good opportunity for you and your children, you should take it. I would consider these two things seperately, not lump them together. Meaning just because you move, doesn't mean you have to marry this man. I believe you said there aren't many Muslims where you live. Are there more in that city in North Carolina? Who knows, maybe you will go there and meet someone else. Wasalaam, Hajar
  7. (salam) http://al-islam.org/organizations/aalimnetwork/msg00747.html QUESTION: I was wondering about a few things. Kindly help answer my questions. I am under the taqleed of Aqa e Seestani. (1) If a shia couple got married through a Sunni Maulvi is their marriage contract valid or not? I mean can shias marry through a sunni maulvi if a shia one is unavailable? (2) What are the valid points for a woman to be able to take a divorce from her husband. *What if he could not support her? *Could not provide a house that is protecting her from her brother-in- laws in the matters of Hijab e
  8. (salam) You aren't even allowed to spy on your own children, how can you spy on a wife. It's wrong and tell the guy so. He may have a problem where he is too suspicious, don't help make the problem worse. WaSalaam, Hajar
  9. (salam) Rape and artificial insemination are two other ways.
  10. (salam) The woman a man commits adultery with, does not become haram for him. She would only become haram for him, if she was married. This is because it is haram to marry or have relations with a married woman. On the other hand, since a man can have four wives, it's not haram to marry a man that is already married. Adultery with a married man is haram, but it doesn't make the couple haram for each other, if the woman was unmarried. Apparantly this woman was single, so she would not become haram for you. But it is recommended for you both to repent before marrying. The deed has been don
  11. (salam) From what I have read, it's mustahab to sleep on the right side. So I wouldn't worry about it. Just sleep on your right side. You can write to your mujtahid for more information on the recommended sleep position. WaSalaam, Hajar
  12. (salam) Why don't you ask something more realistic. No one has ever mentioned getting a breast augmentation, why are you stuck on that one? Why don't you ask them about facial cosmetic surgery? WaSalaam, Hajar
  13. Salaam alaikum, Congratulations to your fiance and best wishes to you. WaSalaam, Hajar
  14. (salam) Even if the child is proven not to be her husband's, that is not evidence of adultery. There are other ways for her to have conceived a child. WaSalaam, Hajar
  15. Salaam alaikum, Ok, he played for two days and took breaks to sleep and go to the bathroom. He must have been really weak to begin with, if that exhausted him. WaSalaam, Hajar
  16. Hajar

    Dogs

    (salam) I don't think keeping birds in a cage is cruel. I have birds cages. There are hadiths that recommend keeping birds. That's why I have them. I haven't seen any hadiths that recommend keeping dogs or even cats. Not saying there aren't any, but I haven't seen them. WaSalaam, Hajar
  17. ^ Or he could have been talking about a particular situation, and not women in general.
  18. ^ That view only works if you consider women to be more than chattel. There are men, of any religion, who don't consider women as much more than objects designed to satisfy thier desires.
  19. From all the women I have talked to in the last 50 years, I would say the usual cause is the husband isn't satisfying his wife. No one wants to do something that invariably ends up in frustration. Would a man be gung ho to be intimate, if the wife always got up and left in the middle of things? Not very likely.
  20. I think you are getting closer to the truth. Now let's go a step further and find out why anyone would be teaching hate.
  21. (salam) It doesn't matter how many times you've done something, you can just slightly turn the wrong way and hurt your neck or back. My friend was trimming hedges and turned a bit to the side to trim one part, and got a slipped disk in her back. It was awful, she phoned me and I had to rush her to the Dr. She was in severe pain, just from trimming some bushes. WaSalaam, Hajar
  22. (salam) I'm not. I don't know what the problem is, we weren't given enough information to know that. But the husband is the one complaining, so he obviously has a problem with some actions/inactions of his wife. For all I know, the wife could be oblivious to all this. That's usually the case, because most men have poor communication skills. WaSalaam, Hajar
  23. (salam) Polygamy is not the solution for a screwed up marriage. He already has a problem, why ignore the problem and perhaps create more problems? It would seem more logical to straighten out the marriage he already has, than to get another with it's own set of problems. Such "solutions" only serve to prove that men don't respect their wives, or think of them as equal human beings. WaSalaam, Hajar
  24. Salaam alaikum, It depends on when one gets online. If you are referring to your report this morning, I reviewed it when I got online, I didn't see the offense the report claimed. If you feel I have reached this conclusion in error, then send another report and quote the objectional paragraph. wasalaam, Hajar
  25. (salam) What's the burqa got to do with it? Was the suspect wearing a burqa to hide his identity? WaSalaam, Hajar
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