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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advice to a woman to dress modestly


What is the translation of the following Hadith?

عن ابن أسامة بن زيد، أن أباه أسامة، قال كساني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قبطية كثيفة كانت مما أهداها دحية الكلبي، فكسوتها امرأتي، فقال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ما لك لم تلبس القبطية؟  قلت: يا رسول الله، كسوتها امرأتي. فقال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: مرها فلتجعل تحتها غلالة، إني أخاف أن تصف حجم عظامها

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Another du’a when wearing new clothes


Is it Sunnah also to recite the following du’a for wearing new clothes?

The du’a is mentioned in Mishkat.

Allahumma lakalhamdu anta kasawtanihi asaluka khairahu wa Khaira ma suni’a lahu wa’audhubika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni’a lahu

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Proof for segregation


I need to know if the verse below relates to any women or only for the wives of Rasullullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)?

I see in todays times many Shaykhs speak directly to women and also many gatherings have men and women together.

Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Ahzab, verse 53:

وَإِذَا  سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعًا فَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ  ذَلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ

And when you ask anything from them (the blessed wives of the Prophet), ask them from behind a curtain. That is better for the purity of your hearts and their hearts.

I thank you for your kind efforts in giving us guidance. Jazakallah !

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Du’a when looking in the mirror


When looking in to a mirror is it sunnah to recite

Allahumma anta hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi

or without the anta after Allahumma, like follows:

Allahumma hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi ?

Jazak Allahu Khair

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Hadith on women who do not wear the veil


1. What is the arabic text for the following Hadith?

The worse among the women are those who freely leave their homes without Hijab. They are hypocrites and few of these will enter paradise.

2. What is the correct translation?

3. What is the authenticity of it?

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The green turban


I would like to know if wearing a green turban is sunnat?

Are there any narrations regarding this? Jazakumullahu khayran

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Du'a when wearing clothes


The dua that is famous for wearing clothes is:

“Alhamdu Lillahiladhi Kasani Ma Uwari Bihi ‘Aurati Wa Atajammalu bihi fi Hayati”

Should this be read for wearing clothes on a daily basis or new clothes only?

What duas are mentioned for wearing clothes on a day to day basis in the hadith?

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Hadith on wigs


Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “May the curse of Allah be on the women who joins (another person’s) hair (to her own) and the one who asks for tattoos. (Sahih Bukhari)

Some Muslims consider it permissible to buy false or animal hair and braid it into their own. Does the above Hadith apply in the stated case?

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