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This Woman is the First to Design a Mosque

This Woman is the First to Design a Mosque

One of the most thoughtfully conceived features is the position and design of the women’s prayer area. Islamic tradition requires this space to be behind the men’s, and it is often smaller. Yet Fadillioglu’s design for this section is in one of the most striking areas in the dome…

Allah Reveals an Entire Chapter Because of This Woman

Allah Reveals an Entire Chapter Because of This Woman

The story is about a very special woman, her name is Khawlah bint Tha’labah. Khawlah bint Tha’labah tells her story. She says that: My husband, Al-Aws ibn Samit, was older than me and he had a really bad temper, so he used to constantly be verbally abusive with me…

Black women and Islam

Black Women and Islam

African American women have played a major role in the spread and the nurturance of Islam in the African American community. They’ve always been in leadership roles, been in the forefront of our movement in our community…

Embracing the Hijab as a New Muslim

Embracing the Hijab as a New Muslim

The newness of the hijab is often startling for new Muslims. For most women, you’ve grown up having your hair cut or styled to perfection. And now you’ve got to cover it completely so that not even a wayward strand peeks out from beneath…

Menstruation - The Woman’s Monthly Cleanser

Menstruation - The Woman’s Monthly Cleanser

Allah gave us, the daughters of Adam, a special superpower– the ability to give birth to the human race. And the period is nothing but a by-product of that superpower. Think about it: why did Allah make our reproductive system such that our womb is washed…

Story of the Prophet and the Garbage Thrower

Story of the Prophet and the Garbage Thrower

She thought too late at midnight, and finally decided how to take revenge from him! She could not sleep at all at night because she was too eager to take revenge for the idols she worshiped. Even before the first ray of sunlight had entered her window, she was…



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