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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 …

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. …

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?

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 …

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