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A Former Catholic Missionary Finds the Truth in Islam

A Former Catholic Missionary Finds the Truth in Islam

I cannot say that my path to Islam was easy; but when one is searching for the truth things become easy although they may seem hard at first. The decision to become a Muslim was also difficult due to the material reasons involved…

Here is What Convinced Me About Islam

Here is What Convinced Me About Islam

When I came across Islam and when I moved to work in Dubai, I learned more what I like about Islam. I realized that in Islam it is OK to ask questions; and every question you ask should have an answer, whereas with other religions it is just like you just have to have faith.

The Media’s Message about Muslim Women

The Media’s Message about Muslim Women

I knew the detriment the media could bring about, so it was no surprise to me when I realized that I had bought another media myth that Muslim women were oppressed. The media not only tells us what to think about ourselves, it tells us what to think of others.

`Eid Prayer

Can Women Perform `Eid Prayer at Home?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- `Eid Prayer is a confirmed Sunnah that Muslims, males and females, should be eager to attend. 2- It is …

pray period

Why Aren't Women Allowed to Pray During Their Period?

Salam Dear Nagwa, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I also thank you a lot for such an intriguing question that displays how our sisters are keen on knowing the wisdom behind religious ordinances. Surely this is good, but still we cannot always grasp the wisdom behind everything. Allah’s Wisdom Exceeds …

Industrial Revolution

Muslim Women & Knowledge: Facing the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

A number of things around us today mark the visibility or the impending arrival of the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: digital technology, robotics, nano-technology, unlimited access to information, mobile devices, artificial intelligence and so forth. In a recent discussion on the impacts of this revolution, it was predicted that automation of jobs would cause women …

A Code of Conduct for Women Using Mosques

A Code of Conduct for Women Using Mosques

The plans and designs of mosques as community centers must take duly into account the position and role of Muslim women, their vast potentials as well as noteworthy contributions to the development of the Muslim community.

working mom

Lucky Enough to Be A Working Mother?

When I read of a country like the UK making it so hard for pregnant women to keep their jobs or women coming back to work after a maternity leave being discriminated against, it makes me think we are going back 30 or 40 years!

Women of Paradise why no Hijab?

Women of Paradise – Should They Wear Hijab?

He talks about how there is no beard in Jannah. He talks about how women will have no hijab in Jannah. So hijab is only for you in this world. In the authentic narration, Aisha had a group of women, who were passing by, who had beautified themselves…

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