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7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam


I often get into debates with people about women in Islam. How we dress. How we don't dress. What we think or don't think or should-be-thinking. I get into debates about feminism. What it is and what it isn't. I think I've spawned permanent foes because I don't care to apply the label, feminist, to describe myself. (I'm not one ...

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Women in Islam

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Islam came to affirm the dignity of women, their full human rights, their eligibility for high rank and status both in this world and in the hereafter. The history of Islam testifies that when the teachings and principles of Islam were properly applied, women were fully empowered and thus wonderful women pioneers emerged, excelling in social work, knowledge, and activism. ...

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The Liberation of Women in Islam

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  Many misconceptions surround women’s rights in Islam. The prevailing view by people in the West, and especially what is portrayed in the media, is that women in Islam are oppressed, subordinate to men, and have no say. Is that really true? How have people reached these assumptions? One reason why the status of women in Islam is misconstrued is that ...

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A Woman of Perfection Lady Fatimah: The Youngest Daughter of the Prophet

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A woman in today's society is not free from scrutiny about how she meant to dress, behave, or appear in public. The public eye falls on every woman who strolls within its purview and its perception is often one that is rigid and judgmental. Physical beauty essentially becomes the talk of the season, every season, as the definition of physical ...

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Feeling Unwelcome at Mosques, 2 Women Start Their Own in L.A.

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Zaiba Omar, left, and Hasna Maznavi, right, hang banners for the Women's Mosque of America’s first service this week. PHOTO: STUART PALLEY FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL LOS ANGELES—When Hasna Maznavi would show up to pray at her Southern California mosque, even during off hours, the few men in the main hall would gently point her upstairs to a separate ...

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World Hijab Day (Special Coverage)


On Sunday, February 1, thousands of Muslim and non-Muslim women from around the world will wear hijab to mark what is internationally known as World Hijab Day. The event, planned for the second consecutive year, is aimed to shed light on hijab as a human right for Muslim women. It also serves as a protest call against Islamophobia and targeted ...

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A Perfect Woman (3)

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`A’ishah's character is nowhere best expressed than in her firm and resolute attitude in facing one of the greatest of all trials she ever faced in her life: the false accusation of adultery. When confronted with the situation she became extremely saddened and depressed and yet she never cowered or stooped low. Instead, she firmly stood her ground trusting in ...

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A Perfect Woman (2)


A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) typified the best ideals expressed in the following verse: {Muslim men and women, believing men and women, obedient men and women, truthful men and women, patient men and women, humble men and women, charity-giving men and women, fasting men and fasting women, men who guard their private parts and women who do so, ...

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