Unveiling Oppression

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

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

♥ Muslims Sisters of Hampton Roads, Virginia ♥

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

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?

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?

Women’s Rights in Islam

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