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Can Women Lecture in the Mosque?

Can Women Give Lectures in the Mosque?

During his lifetime, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to teach and instruct people in his Mosque. His Companions followed suit after he passed away. Although there are no reports of women systematically teaching in the mosque, there are hundreds, even thousands, of prophetic traditions transmitted by women. Besides, hundreds of hadiths …

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Women's Access to Mosques: What Is the Deal?

Short Answer:  Allah in the Quran encourages both men and women to frequent the mosques without any discrimination and the Prophet is reported to have allowed women to pray in the mosque. Religion and its rules and principles are what are to be followed, not traditions and customs. Giving women an access to our mosques will make them …

Wearing Hijab in Summer … The Question and Answer

Why Do You Wear Hijab? Here is My Answer

As Muslim women who wear the hijab in non-Muslim countries, we often spend our days being stared at, pointed at, and at times, even glared at. It is all part of the Muslim experience. The greatest part, though, is being asked what one can call interesting questions. Even more so during the hot summer season …

Men and Women in Mosque: How Islam Dealt with Violations

Men and Women in Mosque: How Islam Dealt with Violations

The Hadiths quoted in the previous part, and other similar Hadiths, do not claim that the Madinah community was free from deviations, even within the Prophet’s Mosque. It was reported in Al-Mustadrak from Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that a pretty woman, one of the most beautiful, used to perform prayers behind …

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Should Women Limit Their Knowledge of the Deen?

Short Answer: There is nowhere that puts a cap on the allowable or even the advisable amount of knowledge that any person can attain, much less women specifically. _________________________________________ Salam and thank you for this very important and relevant question. Although with a basic understanding of Islam, it seems like the answer should be self-evident, …

Why I Wear Hijab

Why I Wear Hijab

I often wonder whether people see me as a radical fundamentalist and terrorist Muslim who hides an AK-47 assault rifle underneath her jean jacket. Perhaps, they see me as the poster girl for oppressed womanhood everywhere. I am not sure which of the two it is. I get the whole gamut of strange looks, stares, …

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Did Prophet Muhammad Really Oppress Women?!

Short Answer: Of course not. He specifically spoke about the equal status of men and women, worked to improve the lives of those women in his life, and taught men to treat women with respect. Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is a misconception that the Prophet …

Domestic Violence in Muslim Community & How to Deal with It

Domestic Violence in Muslim Community & Tips for Victims

How to deal with domestic violence? In this Khutbah, Dr. Yasir Qadhi addresses this problem, refutes claims justifying it, and provides useful tips for victims. Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses spousal abuse in Muslim communities, condemning the misguided people who justify violence using the Quran and the Sunnah. He stressed that under no circumstances is violence against …

How Islamic Values Can Protect Our Kids from Being #MeToo Predators

How Islam Can Keep Our Kids from Being #MeToo Predators

In line with the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, actress Alyssa Milano started a new trend. The 44 year old called on women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to come out posting the hashtag #MeToo on social media. The notion aimed to give a voice to women who have survived the experience. The actress …



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