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Is Tarawih Mandatory on Women

Are Tarawih Prayers Mandatory for Women?

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: According to the consensus of Muslim scholars, Tarawih is not considered mandatory on either men or women. Rather, it is …

Should Women Prioritize Worship or Family in Ramadan?

Should Women Prioritize Worship or Family in Ramadan?

Social expectations can make some women feel like they have to choose between family or their worship in Ramadan. We all have multiple responsibilities, and while that means we have to work hard to balance them, that also means we don’t have to choose between one or the other. For both men and women, caring …

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The Purity of an Adulteress

Hidden pasts. Dark secrets. Tragic love. Broken hearts. These words don’t just belong to soap operas or romantic novels, to movies or non-Muslim societies. They are human themes that have spanned time, affecting saints and sinners and everyone in between. Muslim women are no exception. In many peoples’ minds, the ideal Muslimah is a pure, …

A New Zealand Woman - I Found the True Feminism in Islam

A New Zealand Woman - I Found the True Feminism in Islam

The espoused doctrine of New Zealand is that you are free; wear what you want and do what you want… So my consideration is “Why can’t I wear my scarf? Why can’t I wonder about wearing my big dress and my scarf as I want to without being harassed?…

My Story How I Started to Wear the Hijab

Hijab is an Act of Worship - How I Came to Love it

The hijab has been a journey for me. On a daily basis I am understanding and reminded what the hijab means for me. One of the challenges was to accept wearing it in the first place. I rebelled against it for a variety of reasons, (societal standards of beauty…

Are Women Inferior to Men

If We Are Created Equal Why Are Women Treated as Inferior?

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- People are not classified according to their gender, wealth, race, or color. All people, men and women, originate from …

How Did the Prophet Muhammad Treat Women?

How Did the Prophet Muhammad Treat Women?

I read about the man who supported his wife Khadija in business enterprises and who respected her and who loved her. I thought of the man who sought her advice when he returned from the cave of Hira after his first encounter with Archangel Gabriel.

Allah Reveals an Entire Chapter Because of This Woman

Allah Reveals an Entire Chapter Because of This Woman

The story is about a very special woman, her name is Khawlah bint Tha’labah. Khawlah bint Tha’labah tells her story. She says that: My husband, Al-Aws ibn Samit, was older than me and he had a really bad temper, so he used to constantly be verbally abusive with me…

This Scandinavian Girl Found Peace in Islam

This Scandinavian Girl Found Peace in Islam

Islam was something foreign. I grew up to believe that Islam is a bad and hateful religion that suppresses women. I couldn’t understand when women would choose to wear a scarf around her head. Muslims were the people you heard about in the news.



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