Prohibition of shaving only part of the head


What is the meaning of the hadith below?

نهى رسول الله صلي الله عليه و سلم عن القزع

Translation: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited from qaza’ (a way of cutting the hair).

In the above hadith, the word qaza’ is used. What is the meaning of this word? To shave some parts and leave some parts or to merely have some parts of the hair shorter than other parts?

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Did Nabi (sallallallahu’alayhi wasallam) touch the hand of strange women


First of all, may Allah grant you Jannatul Firdaus for your efforts.

I’ve read the following extract of a text. The text contains strong arguments (from my perspective) that it is allowed to touch non-Mahram women, as long as there is no fear of desire. I always thought that would be haram but the Hadith (sahihayn) seems to indicate something different. My question is, what is the understanding of the Hadith

Here is the text passage:

“It is reported in the two Sahihs that Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to visit Umm Haram bint Milhan, who would offer him meals. Umm Haram was the wife of `Ubadah ibn As-Samit. Allah’s Messenger once visited her and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah’s Messenger slept putting his head in her lap, and afterwards woke up smiling. Umm Hiram asked, ‘What causes you to smile, O Allah’s Messenger?’ He said, ‘Some of my followers who [in a dream] were presented before me as fighters in Allah’s Cause [on board a ship] amidst this sea cause me to smile; they were as kings on thrones …’”

This Hadith suggests that we can touch strange females if there is no fear of sin.

Please explain.

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Is Cupping (hijamah) outdated?



What is the status of cupping /hijamah in Islam? Is it a ‘forgotten’ Sunnah?

In which case, is it’s revival a commendable act worthy of great potential reward or would it now be seen as an outdated therapy that no longer applies given the advances of modern medicine?

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One woman leading others in Salah


There is a Hadith in Tabarani and Musnad Ahmad that says ”There is no good in women’s congregation.” What is the status of this Hadith?

There is also a report from Ali saying a woman can never be an imam,

but Hadiths in Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah said ‘Aaishah and Umm Salamah (radiyallahu’anhuma) called adhan and led prayers. Are these sahih?

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