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

Salam Dear Anita, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is a pity that you have the intention to convert to Islam but the issue of some people preventing women access to mosques is the reason for not taking the decision. My personal advice for you is: take the decision and …

Wearing Hijab in Summer … The Question and Answer

Why Do You Wear Hijab in Summer? Here is My Answer

Why do you insist on wearing Hijab in summer? Do you enjoy torturing yourself?  Don’t you feel hot? 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, …

Are Women Welcome to the Mosque? (Part 1)

Are Women Welcome in the Mosque?

When it comes to the question of women’s access to mosques, the reality is painful. Despite the primary importance of the mosque for every Muslim, no matter whether he/she lives in a Muslim majority country or in countries where Muslims constitute a minority, a significant percentage of mosques, in the East and the West alike, …

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, …

Dr. Yasir Qadhi on Domestic Violence & How to Deal with It

Dr. Yasir Qadhi on Domestic Violence & How to Deal with It

Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses spousal abuse in Muslim communities, condemning the misguided people who justify violence using the Qur’an and the Sunnah. He stressed that under no circumstances is violence against women allowed in Islam. The Qur’an and hadith is replete with stories that describe the accepted behavior of Muslim spouses towards each other. The relationship should …

Did Muhammad Really Oppress Women?!

Did Muhammad Really Oppress Women?!

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is a misconception that the Prophet Muhammad advocated the oppression of women as it has been perceived to be shown in his actions and the principles that he taught his followers. Some ask: how can one dismiss the oppression of …

10+ Fatwas About Hijab

10+ Fatwas About Hijab

Discussions surrounding Muslim women’s Hijab have raised a mixed range of responses in non-Muslim countries. While some deem Hijab a symbol of oppression against women and, therefore, they push for anti-hijab measures and policies, Muslim women gladly cherish it as a command of God meant to embower them as human beings not objects and to …

Gender Interactions… Are We Too Strict?

Gender Interactions… Are We Too Strict?

There is no doubt that this is one of the most difficult issues to navigate in the modern workforce. Those who are not yet in the workforce, don’t presume that you know how you will act when you get to that arena. It is very easy to be hardcore in university but when you get to corporate world; when you get to the job situation; when you understand the dynamics then things will change a little bit.

Nouman Khan's Initiative to Give Women Access to Imam Goes Viral

Nouman Khan's Initiative to Give Women Access to Imam Goes Viral

A recent initiative by Ustadh Nouman Khan aiming to make scholars accessible to sisters attending prayers in the mosque was lauded by many men and women alike. In his Facebook page, Ustadh Nouman Khan shared a practice that he observed throughout the past year, Over the last year I started making an announcement at the …



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