Category: Muslim Women's Issues

What Does Islam Say About Mother’s Day?

Celebrating Mother’s Day is an innovated matter which the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, and his companions did not do. It is also an imitation of the kuffaar from whom we have been commanded to differ. ... more

“Never! By Allah, Allah Will Never Disgrace You!”

By these great words, the Mother of Faithful Believers, Khadijah, strengthened the heart of the Messenger of Allah, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, when he talked to her about the angel that descended to him in the Cave of Hira'. ... more

Other misconceptions about women in Islam – II

Part One: Misconceptions about women in Islam - I



Islam considers marriage a basis for the Islamic family, since it develops bonds of love and caring and a secure atmosphere for the growth and progress of the human race. This, in turn, produces a sound society. This is why the Prophet, ...

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Some misconceptions about women in Islam - I

Islam gave women rights and privileges at a time when only barbaric manners and values dominated. Yet, some people argue that Islam has alienated women in some domains. In fact, this belief is a misconception. People who say so, may have read about it in a magazine or seen it on TV. A quick ...

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Why Niqab

I feel comfortable knowing.. That men don’t stare at me ... more

The Wise Woman

Advices given by Omama Bint Alhareth to her daughter, Um Iass on her wedding day. This is considered to be among the most famous pieces of advice given by a mother to her daughter throughout our history. ... more

The Wise Man

The wise man is the believer who does his best to follow the Prophet's (pbuh) teachings and his manner of treating his wives and his devotion to his family. ... more

Cover Your Body Not Just Your Hair

{And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty} ... more

A New Way to Treat Women

{Believers, it is unlawful for you to inherit women against their will, or to bar them from remarrying so that you may make off with part of what you have given them, except when they are guilty of a flagrant indecency. Consort with them in a goodly manner. Even if you are averse to them, it may well be that you are averse to something in which God has placed much good} [An-Nisaa':19] ... more

Who are the Mahrams of a Woman?

The following question was raised to An-Nawawi : “Who is the woman whom a man is permitted to look at and meet her in seclusion?” An-Nawawi replied, “It is every woman whom he is permanently forbidden to marry due to a permissible reason because of her unlawfulness... ... more

A glimpse of Islam's great concern for women

When the religion of Islam was revealed to the Prophet صورة it was the custom of the people of the pre-Islamic era to hate and detest women. Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {And when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.} [Quran 16: 58] ... more

The Five Secrets of a Productive Muslimah

Success is something that has been on my mind lately. One of the first questions that comes to mind is ‘what are the secrets to success?’ As Muslim women growing up in contemporary times, we all face challenges that make it hard to have that break-through to success. There are some important lessons I have learnt through observing many admirable leaders around me, particularly sisters who have excelled in their own roles as mothers, wives, professionals and even as all these plus more! ... more

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