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Does Islam Provide a Clear Cut Answer on Abortion?

What is abortion? Medically, the term ‘abortion’ refers to the termination of a pregnancy before it is viable. However, as this is a broad definition that includes miscarriages (which is when the pregnancy ends spontaneously or due to natural causes), the more specific term and definition is ‘induced abortion’: the deliberate interruption of the pregnancy. …

Sameeha Ahmad (Right) with her friends at the University of Maryland(Photo: Waseem Abbasi/USA TODAY

In Trump Era, Hijab Symbolizes Resistance, Feminism

In a time of increasing hate crimes and Islamophobia, Muslim women’s hijab is becoming a symbol of resistance and feminism, with women of different faiths donning it to express solidarity with Muslim women.


Quitting Job For Kids; Will I Turn A Nobody?

“And then I turned into nobody.” Leena talks about moving from a high flying, well-paying job, to simply staying at home. Her family was mortified. As the eldest of seven siblings, and all of them either in University or already a professional, her mother’s disappointed resonated through and through while visitors came to see Leena …

The Voice of Muslim Women

The Voice of Muslim Women

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Salam (Peace) Sir,  Thank you for a very serious question and for giving me the opportunity to write about such a concern.  The role of women in contemporary Islamic resurgence has largely been analyzed within a resistance model, where they often …


Hijab And Inferiority Complex: Setting Myself Free

When I first ditched the headscarf, the simplest way to describe hijab, I had a sense of temporary satisfaction for I believed I was entitled to freedom of choice. Nevertheless, it was a choice against my conscience, which at the same time was fighting, for its right.

Muslim Woman’s Role as a Mother

Muslim Woman’s Role as a Mother

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All thanks and praise are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner! Thanks for the great confidence you have in us and we hope that our humble efforts meet your expectations. In the first place, every Muslim woman needs such …

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