Unveiling Oppression -by Kathy Chin I walked down the street in my long white dress and inch-long black hair one afternoon, and truck drivers whistled obscenities at me. I felt defeated. I had just stepped out of a hair salon. I had my hair cut short, telling the hairdresser to trim it as she would… Continue reading Unveiling Oppression
A Lesson From A Man Who Never Lost Hope -Yasmin Mogahed IFN Columnist I read a story recently that brought me to tears. It was about the life of Prophet Zakariya (Radhi-yallaahu ‘anhu). The Qur’an tells us that while Maryam, mother of Issa (Jesus), was entrusted to his care, Zakariya would enter her chamber and… Continue reading A Lesson From A Man Who Never Lost Hope
It is Sisterhood-Love for the sake of Allâh that binds us… “…And lower your wing for the believers (be courteous to the fellow-believers)” (Al-Hijr 15:88),
Arabic/Islamic Phrases for Everyday Use When You Meet a Muslim As-Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu (May The One True God’s Peace and Blessing Be Upon You) When a Muslim Greets You First Wa ‘Alaikum us-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu (and MayThe One True God’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon You) When Starting To Do… Continue reading Arabic/Islamic Phrases for Everyday Use
ArE YoU pLeAsEd? This is a story about a young woman who gave birth to a round faced, bright-eyed boy three decades ago. The bigger the boy grew, the more mischievous he became. These small bundles of mischief are miracles of Allah (Subhânau wa Ta’âla) – we wonder in amazement how they take on risks… Continue reading ArE YoU pLeAsEd?
“Someone who reads, learns, and respects is wise. Someone who assumes without reading and learning is ignorant. Read and learn before judging something or someone.”
WOMEN IN ISLAM by Mohammad Zind El Hadeed (Brother in-law) Islam is the most stereotyped religion today, and the fact that many Muslims misrepresent Islam (either due to lack of knowledge, or due to being affected by a surrounding that has no interest in religion) makes it even harder to identify Islam’s real teachings. The… Continue reading Women’s Rights in Islam