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5 Most Common Questions Non-Muslims Ask

5 Most Common Questions Non-Muslims Ask

Living in a country where Muslims make up a minority of 1% of the population, questions about my Islamic identity are so much a part of my life that answering them has literally become my career. From my experience, there are two different classes of questioners…

How Did I Overcome My Hijab Challenges?

How Did I Overcome My Hijab Challenges?

I had been Muslim three months and I wore my scarf outside of work and then took it off for work out of fear of what they would say. I realize now that this was wrong, but it was how I coped with things at the time.

Is the Mosque "Off-limits" for Menstruating Women?

Is the Mosque "Off-limits" for Menstruating Women?

Let me start answering this question by the following conclusion: The House of Allah is never “off-limits” for any believer, man or woman, at any time.  Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to stay in the Mosque without offering prayer? Scholars differ in opinion concerning the permissibly of entering the mosque for a menstruating …

Women in Islam Are Like Diamonds

Women in Islam Are Like Diamonds

Woman in Islam is protected like diamond. It gives protection in many ways. Even before marriage, man is asked to do a lot of things to marry a woman, and the woman comes with small bag of clothes to her husband, and he must take her with all his heart.

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 …

Prophet Muhammad - The Best Social Reformer

Prophet Muhammad - The Best Social Reformer

Prophet Muhammad had transformed extremely hot-blooded and barbaric men into humble believers who prayed together indiscriminately, shoulder to shoulder, in rows as straight as arrows! How did the Prophet achieve such a turnaround?

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, …

Love Marriage: Only a Man's Right?

Sometimes, I catch myself smiling impulsively whenever I recall the drama around a few of the marriage proposals that I received during my early twenties. A couple of situations in lieu of these were so hilarious that they could easily serve as fodder/manuscript material for a cultural comedy! One, on the other hand, was too …

Does the Quran Promote Wife Beating?

Domestic violence is not just a problem in the US, it is also a problem in the Muslim world. Some critics, however, claim that Islam allows– rather promotes, the beating of women. But, does it?

Not Brainwashed- Converts Speak for Themselves

Not Brainwashed: Converts Speak for Themselves

We convert because we find truth and beauty in Islam. We convert because we find freedom from objectified in Islam. We convert because we don’t let the media tell us what to think. We convert because Islam speaks to our nature. We convert for a million reasons.



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