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How Do Muslim Women Encourage Misogyny?

Domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse, misogyny in all its forms – whether in the East or the West, Muslim or non-Muslim, all these diseases are alive and well in our societies. “Women shouldn’t be dressing a certain way if they don’t want to be attacked”; “Sometimes a mouthy woman just needs to be disciplined …

Aisha Al-Adawiya Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON, DC – A national American advocacy group will honor Aisha Al-Adawiya during its annual banquet in October, recognizing her decades of service and commitment to advancing the legacy of Islam as an organic American religious tradition. “During this time of intense social polarization and political discord, it is important that we recognize and honor …

Two Belts

She of the Two Belts: A Mainstay of Hijrah

Short Summary:  She was known for her noble descent and bravery. Asma chose Islam when she was nearly fourteen and she was the 18th person to accept Islam. She helped guarantee the success of the Prophet’s Hijrah along with that of his companion Abu Bakr. Each night, oblivious of the dreariness of the rocky dark desert, Asma would take …


Hijab And Inferiority Complex: Setting Myself Free

When I first ditched the headscarf, the simplest way to describe hijab, I had a sense of temporary satisfaction for I believed I was entitled to freedom of choice. Nevertheless, it was a choice against my conscience, which at the same time was fighting, for its right.

How to Help Daughter Find Peace in Islam?

In this counseling answer: “You will find that as she develops her relationship with God, especially through prayer, she will begin to find the inner peace that she is striving for. It is this type of peace that will last and resonate throughout her daily life. Islam will build on her strengths and conscience and …

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. …

My Father Forbids Me to Wear Hijab

My Father Forbids Me to Wear Hijab: What Should I Do?

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- You are advised to never be shaken in your conviction, and do not let the unreasonable behavior of your …

Make-up, Fragrance And Jewellery

A questioner asks can women wear make-up, fragrance and jewellery at events out of the home? Dr. Shabir Ally discusses it from the context of the Quran and Hadith.

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