Is Marriage An Obligation?

Is it mandatory for a Muslim girl to marry if she is not taking any initiative and not showing interest to marry and she is mature to decide about her life? Please advise. This is a common problem now a day in todays' Pakistani society.

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Was Woman Created From Adams’s Rib

I would also like to know about the concept of woman’s creation from man’s rib.

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Women Vocalists

My question to you is regarding women and music. I see Ghamdi Sahab has always been a supporter of music being permissible within the limits of Islam. My question to you is how can a woman pursue music as a career by remaining within the limits of Islam? It would be great if you can also define these limits if what I asked is permissible.

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Is The Prayer Invalidated By A Passing Woman?

Please explain the following narrative regarding a woman passing in front of the one who is praying. Does it really nullify one’s prayer if a woman passes before them?

‘Abdullah Ibn Samit reports on the authority of Abu Dharr that the Prophet (sws) said: ‘When any one of you stands for prayer he is covered [from the passers by] if there is a thing before him equal to the back of the saddle. In case there is no such thing before him, his prayer would be nullified if a menstruating woman, a donkey or a black dog [passes in front of him]. (Muslim, No: 510)
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How Can Muslim Women Practice Islam In The Best Way?

In this day and time how can a Muslim woman practice Islam as she could do during the days of the Prophet (sws)?

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Can A Woman Change Her Last Name After Marriage?

Is changing the last name (or surname) by a woman after marriage to her husband's last name (or first/surname) unislamic? My wife wants to change her last name to my first name. I have come across few descriptions online where Qur’anic verses have been quoted and such change is deemed 'haram'. One such reference is:

Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is more just with Allaah. (al-Ahzaab 33:5]
And:
Whoever calls himself by other than his father’s name (or attributes himself to someone other than his father), will be cursed by Allah, the angels and all the people. (Reported by Ibn Maajah, 2599;
It should be made clear that my wife\'s current last name is NOT her father's name. Any light on this matter, which is extremely common and not widely discussed, will be highly appreciated.
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