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“Finally, I Am No Longer Wearing Makeup”

“An hour? It takes you an hour to do your make up every day?” I laughed embarrassedly as my friend teased me, his tone only half serious and the other half playful . “You could have a talent. You could use that hour every day to learn a new language or play the violin. You …

Desiring Other Than One’s Spouse in Paradise

Desiring Other Than One’s Spouse in Paradise: Lawful?

I am a married woman, but I love a man other than my husband. I know this is forbidden in Islam, so I cut off my relationship with him. However, I would like to know if it is right to beseech Almighty Allah to gather me with this man in Paradise.

Women-only mosques

Women-only Mosques - Why?

My first memories of mosques as a female convert in the UK are of waiting around for a reluctant male mosque member who could unlock the door to the dingy, cramped ‘women’s’ room. When I visited Pakistan, I had to plead to be shown the local mosque – it just wasn’t somewhere women went. I …

No Room for Women at Mosques?

If you are a woman whose heart is tied to the mosque, you have probably had some version of this hadith quoted to you at some point. You have probably questioned why it is that you are shunned from the mosque simply because of your sex.

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