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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.

How to Help Daughter Find Peace in Islam?

In this counseling answer: “You will find that as she develops her relationship with God, especially through prayer, she will begin to find the inner peace that she is striving for. It is this type of peace that will last and resonate throughout her daily life. Islam will build on her strengths and conscience and …

Women in Mosque: Any Special Dress Code?

Women in Mosque: Any Special Dress Code?

Are women obliged to wear certain uniform other than the regular Hijab when performing prayers or visiting mosque? In fact, there is no evidence in the Prophet’s Sunnah to indicate any difference between women’s normal Islamic dress code and what they should wear during prayers or when going to mosques. Hijab On, No Perfume …

9 Hadiths on Men-Women Interaction in Mosque

One of the current problematic issues in mosques that give access to women is the excessive sensitivity towards, and sometimes the strict banning of, ordinary interaction between men and women. Interestingly, those men and women do interact normally with other men and women in the outer community in all walks of social and professional life. …

Reciting Quran & Tawaf: Women in Menses Excluded?

Reciting Quran & Tawaf: Women in Menses Excluded?

In the previous part, Dr. Jasser Auda discussed the scholars’ opinions regarding the permissibly of visiting mosques for menstruating women. In this part, he investigates whether a woman in period is allowed to recite the Quran and to do Tawaf. As for reciting the Quran by a menstruating woman or a junub person, the best …

drama classes

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 …

A Perfect Woman (2)

Lady Aishah: Piety and Critical Mind

While she was born into a highly respectable family with wealth, fame and status (as Abu Bakr As-Siddiq was a man of abundant means) and in spite of being brought up with comfortable living conditions, `A’ishah bore patiently the hardships, simplicity and ascetic life-style of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

Women Scholars of Hadith (Part 1/2)

Women Scholars of Hadith

History records few scholarly enterprises, at least before modern times, in which women have played an important and active role side by side with men. The science of Hadith forms an outstanding exception in this respect. Islam, as a religion which (unlike Christianity) refused to attribute gender to the Godhead, [1] and never appointed a …

Women in Islam (Special Folder)

Women in Islam (Special Folder)

Women in Islam are given a high status. A prevailing principle we find in the Quran is one of egalitarianism. All human life has value and every human being has inalienable rights regardless of gender. Therefore, if we hear of women’s rights being taken away…



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