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Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition

Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition by Dr. Sherif Abdel Azeem |INTRODUCTION |EVE’S FAULT ? |EVE’S LEGACY |SHAMEFUL DAUGHTERS ? |FEMALE EDUCATION ? |UNCLEAN IMPURE WOMAN ? |BEARING WITNESS |ADULTERY |VOWS |WIFE’S PROPERTY ? |DIVORCE |MOTHERS |FEMALE INHERITANCE ? |PLIGHT OF WIDOWS |POLYGAMY |THE VEIL |EPILOGUE |END …

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What a depressing statement. “I used to be a haafidhah.”

Bismillah alhamdulillah What a depressing statement. “I used to be a haafidhah.” I used to have these surahs memorized. I used to be able to recite this in salah. I used to…but not anymore. This isn’t something I’m mentioning just to scare people. It’s a reality. A friend of mine …

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Reviewing hifdh during haidh

Reviewing hifdh during haidh Q: I am blessed to be surrounded by a handful of huffaadh in my home: my husband, father-in-law and sons. Honestly, I can’t thank Allah enough! There is always someone reciting, learning or listening Qur’an at any given time. However, as a beginner hifdh student still …

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Feeding time is bonding time

Feeding time is bonding time By Sumayyah Motala The Quran says, “The mothers shall give suck to their offspring for two whole years, if the father desires to complete the term. But he shall bear the cost of their food and clothing on equitable terms. No soul shall have a …

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My Dear Sister, Submit. For Your Baby’s Sake.

My Dear Sister, Submit. For Your Baby’s Sake. Hebah Ahmed Disclaimer: This article is written for women who do not have the sole responsibility of supporting their families and are financially able to implement the advice contained within. On TV and in movies, motherhood is about excitement, happiness, and pride. …

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WOMEN ATTENDING THE EID GAH

WOMEN ATTENDING THE EID GAH The practice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was to perform Eid Salaah on an open field at the outskirts of the city. It is thus Sunnah to perform Eid Salaah at the “Musallah” (Eid Gah). Indeed in the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) women …

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Silver linings of a Hijabi!

Silver Linings for a Muhajjabah [hijab clad lady] You know the saying, “In every cloud there’s a silver lining.” In other words, every bad thing contains within it a small blessing of some kind. This article points out some of the silver linings of being a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in …

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Staying Motivated in Your Third Trimester

FOR many women, whatever energy they’ve had throughout pregnancy gets zapped right out of them when their third trimester arrives, especially during the final 9th month. And it makes total sense. It’s in the third trimester that our babies-to-be grow the majority of their body weight, packing on about an …

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What’s Ramadan without the Fast?

MY first Ramadan as a mom, I wasn’t able to fast. I was still in post-partum recovery and nursing my son full-time sent my normally borderline iron levels into an all-time low, compounding the negative side effects of my anemia. I couldn’t get past a couple of hours without food …

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Is it permissible for a woman to trim her hair?

Question: what is the ruling for a woman who has long hair and split ends in her hair is it permissible for her to trim her hair? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to us, it is not permissible …

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