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kareema

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  1. Assalamu alaykum, Is it correct to say that some 'thing' is haram or should it be said that 'the action' is haram?
  2. Assalamu alaykum, I'm a Muslim convert. I don't know if I can say much but it is a very big thing to become a Muslim and it can lead to serius anxieties and mental distress even if you did it sincerely. No matter what is perhabs the first reason and the motivation a person should live with the decision after that. Becoming a Muslim and living as a Muslim openly and in public after converting may not be an easy thing. Is the guy ready to be a Muslim in public? If the only connect to islam and Muslim society is your spouse then you are weak. Encourage him to make friends with good Muslim brother
  3. Assalamu alaykum, It has been emphasized that a person should have the sincere intention to please only Allah and nothing else when it comes to the acts of worship such as praying etc. In fact having the correct intention is a requirement of the validity of the action. What would you say for a person who doesn't pray because he/she feels that if he/she would pray he would be a hypocrite? So until he/she has a pure intention to pray only for the sake of Allah he will not pray at all. On the other hand how can a person gain the pure intention? How should the person concider those thoughts of hyp
  4. Assalamu alaikum, Thank you very much for posting this article. I love niqab! I have worn it more or less depending on situation for about 7,5 years. Alhamdulillah.
  5. Assalamu alaykum, Does anyone know any hijab stores which would sell COLORFUL HALF NIQABS WITH ELASTIC in EU area, eg. in UK? Wa salaam.
  6. Salaam alaykum. I went to one ladies only gym few times. However there were maybe 1 or 2 male workers who may come around suddenly... I wore wide leg trousers and knee length loose hooded tunic which I had made for myself. I wore the normal underscarf and put the hood on and closed it by hijab pin. I think the hooded shirts are best for that purpose. If there are no men around you can cover the most of the hair by the underscarf... and if any man comes then you can easily pull on the hood without drawing too much attention to yourself... There's one hooded long shirt on Shukr: http://www.shukr
  7. Assalaamu alaykum. If you are afraid of wearing a headscarf which would reveal you as muslim and targer for harrassement then you could cover yourself in some other way, eg. by wearing hooded shirts and cover your head by the hood... Or maybe you could wear some hats and cover your neck by a scarf... Islam gives us the guide lines about which parts we should cover but practically it's up to our imagination how we do it. :)
  8. The verse of the Holy Quran that I was referring to is verse 33:59 O Prophet! say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
  9. Salaam alaykum. If someone sees a Muslim woman in hijab or even niqab... or doing any other Islamic things then isn't it a good if others start asking the questions if they don't know the reasons behind it before? Hopefully when answered correctly they would understand it at least on the intellectual level even if they wouldn't like it personally... Actually wearing hijab is a visible thing to be noticed and the message of it to be understood by others.
  10. Salaam alaykum. I haven't been on ShiaChat for a while so don't know if anyone remembers me anymore. :D Anyway, here's one Shia sister who wears niqab since summer 2004. I wear it more or less but sometimes if I should spend a lot of time at work, school then I don't. It was my own choice. I've experienced more encouragement from fellow Shia Muslims to stop wearing it than to support it. Concerning the praying, covering the face isn't any problem. There are many Iranian, Pakistani or Afghani women who draw their chador to cover themselves completely although they wouldn't cover that well even
  11. (salam) I think the best you can do is being yourself. Don't pretend to be something you are not. Because I have been to work even with niqab I've noticed that it's better to act just normally to show that wearing hijab doesn't stop you from working. I also try to be positive, talk with others, laugh if there's something to laugh about etc. Personally I try to avoid talking about religion at work. However, often other work mates come to ask about it after they have noticed that I'm just fine. Then I answer them. If people are not that nice at work or there's not anything to talk about with th
  12. Assalamu alaykum. I wish I could have as passive attitude, to wait at home that someone else would arrange and fix all my marriage problems...! As a western Muslim revert sister I sometimes feel that many born Muslim sisters expect everything come ready for them. And often it does. First the parents take care of them, then the husband... What if you would be on your own? Many Muslim sisters seem so passive and un-independent that I wonder how they would manage if they had to do something by themselves one day. I don't know is that 'coming to the ready table' the reason why many born Muslim sis
  13. Assalamu alaykum. First I used to have a problem to take care of my hair after I reverted to Islam. In the beginning I went to some normal small hair salon where they could take only one customer at the time. I kind of tried my luck and was in a hope that no man would come there in same time. Sometimes I asked the hair dresser to book me a time when there wouldn't be risk to get male customers in... However, I found it very stressing to do so especially because non-Muslims don't necessarily understand all this... So, after a couple of times I stopped going to the normal hair dresser and I cut
  14. (salam) This question is directed to all the brothers. Could you think of marrying a woman who wears niqab or burkha? Why? Why not?
  15. Assalamu alaykum. Try these: http://www.shiavoice.com/cat-551.html http://shiavoice.com/play-27498.html <= I like this recitor. Masha Allah!
  16. Assalamu alaykum. Unfortunately I don't know from where you could find that kind of niqabs. Just wanted to encourage you to wear it if you like it. Don't fear anyone except Allah and Allah will make everyone scared of the one who fears Him... Although we don't want to scare anyone with our style, LOL. Greetings from one niqabi sister from your neighbour country Finland. :)
  17. Assalamu alaykum. I think that includes all my thoughts which I don't want to publish here. When you are married you should hold tight to keep it insha Allah. Sometimes it lasts and sometimes it doesn't. I'm separated too. It's not nice at all to be divorced and single when everyone is preassuring to re-marry as soon as possible. Anyway, I think it's better to be picky when you still can. When you are married then you should be satisfied with what you got. :lol: There was one guy who asked me what would I say if I got married and my husband wouldn't accept my niqab. I told him... "Complain to
  18. Assalamu alaykum. I've started to think about this myself because I always buy something new and don't even wear some clothes anymore. I have maybe 3-4 plastic bags of all kinds of clothes that I would like to get rid of. Some of the clothes I might give as a gift to some new Muslim sister or sell them. We have one MSN group Muslim sisters fleamarket where sisters buy, sell, exchange or simply give their clothes or other stuff someone might be interested in. :)
  19. (salam) Interesting... Is that a Shia or Sunni book? Just asking because I found the story from some Sunni site... :)
  20. I think the idea of Muslim (girl, woman, what ever) magazine is good... But I would critisize the way they show themselves in the images. Too much flirting and showing the body. Not good. I would like some kind of hijab fashion magazine though - but within the limits of Islam. For example, I've been searching for some nice niqab styles through Internet but most of the images I find are the same boring stuff. Only 1-2 different patterns and that's it. Where's the imagination?
  21. Salaam alaykum. Sister Maryam_84: "...The Nile fails to flood..." What's the source of this story?
  22. Assalamu alaykum. Why don't you sew them by yourself? They are not that difficult to make. I have the same problem that it's difficult to find good quality underscarfs here. Also the designs and colors are quite boring (always same stuff). So, I like to design some of my own sometimes.
  23. (salam) I've worn niqaab regularly for about 3,5 years now. Alhamdulillah. However, I must admit that the Shia society in general hasn't been very supportive towards me using it. In fact I don't know any other Shias here who would use it regularly. All the time, the people I know keep reminding me that non-Muslims get a bad and wrong image of Islam because of my style although the most hurting comments I've heard from my fellow Sisters or brothers in faith! Lately I've been going through some personal problems. Without going into details... in short: I'm single at the moment (I hope it would
  24. ... All shia schools from the basic to the higher level. For adults, not children.
  25. Assalamu alaykum. Does anyone know any well-known and good Shia/Ahlulbayt universities in USA especially in New York or California areas? Thanks in advance. Jazakum Allaahu khairan.
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