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Female-Led Prayers: A Step Forward for Women?

Salam Sarah, Thank you for your inspiring question! Well, answering your question, I can say that I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored women by giving them value in relation to God—not in relation to men. But as Western feminism erases God from the scene, there is no …

How to Avoid Shaking Hands with Men at Work

How to Avoid Shaking Hands with Men at Work

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is not permissible for non-mahrams to shake hands with each other. 2- As for your situation, you can …

Did Women Participate in the Funeral Prayer for the Prophet?

Did Women Participate in the Funeral Prayer for the Prophet?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.  In this fatwa: 1- It is not correct to state that no Funeral Prayer was performed for the Prophet (peace and blessings be …

Women in Islam (Special Folder)

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with negative images of Islam. Because of this, one major misconception that many hold is that Islam oppresses women. But what do we really know about the status of women in Islam? What are the rights Islam affords women? How did the Prophet treat women during life? We …

What Is The Islamic View of Women?

Salam (Peace) Olivia, Thank you for contacting Ask About Islam with your question. Even though there are so many who would have us believe that Islam oppresses women, it is quite clear in the Quran and the Prophet’s tradition (Sunnah) that there is no basis whatsoever for the superiority of one gender over the other. On …

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

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 …

Can Muslim Girls Participate in Drama Classes?

Salam (Peace) Becca, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Muslim women, at all ages, have every right to participate and enjoy social and intellectual activities. Not only that, they, just like Muslim men, are obliged to serve and be of use to their community, locally and internationally. By being of use and …

Where Is Allah’s Justice for Women? Part 1

Salam Sister Khadeejah, Thank you for your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. First of all, let me tell you that the justice of Allah Almighty is perfect justice; it does not allow for any kind of partisanship towards …



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