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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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Muslim Women: "Stay In Your Houses"?

Short answer: Of course not. The wives of the Prophet, who were directly referenced (“Oh wives of the Prophet…”) did not take these verses literally and lived their normal lives, inside and outside the house. “On the contrary, like Muslim men, Muslim women can go out, learn, and work, provided that they observe decency and …

Did the Prophet (PBUH) Discourage Women's Visits to Mosque?

Did the Prophet (PBUH) Discourage Women's Visits to Mosque?

Nowadays, women should be encouraged to go to the Mosque since this brings about the objectives behind existence of Mosques in Islam, which is remembering Allah, acquiring knowledge, acquainting with other Muslim women who frequent the Mosque and participating in public activities in a way that benefits the woman, her family, her community and her religion.

What Really Makes Women Convert to Islam?

What Really Makes Women Convert to Islam?

I find that the intellectual appeal of Islam is very strong, and that explains the story of this one girl who was from a Hindu background, but then she had become a Christian and she began to engage Muslims in conversation to try and find fault with…

Black women and Islam

Black Women and Islam

African American women have played a major role in the spread and the nurturance of Islam in the African American community. They’ve always been in leadership roles, been in the forefront of our movement in our community…

6 Tips For You If You're Scared to Wear Hijab at Work

6 Tips for You If You're Scared to Wear Hijab at Work

It can be a bit scary going through a job with a hijab on, especially if you live in the West kind of feel a bit of judgment going for a job. I see that so much with my friends who are hijabi and they haven’t gone for their first job because they’re scared of that. Here are some steps to help you:

Why Do I Wear Hijab? Definitely Not Because of Oppression

Why Do I Wear Hijab? Definitely Not Because of Oppression

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, …

Like Batman? The Status Of Hijab In The West

"Like Batman", The Status of Hijab in the West

In her rather provocative article Setting Themselves Apart, Dutch Somalian journalist Hirsi Ali says that women who decide to wear the hijab in Western countries look “like Batman”. And sadly enough, many secular Westerners still believe that the veil manifests…

Why Do Muslim Women Wear the Veil?

Why Do Muslim Women Wear Hijab?

When a small piece of fabric causes such controversy and conflict, wouldn’t it be easier to remove it? Why then, under such circumstances, do Muslim women wear scarves? There are a myriad of reasons why, but the easy, one sentence answer is, because they believe…



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