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The Muslim Woman

Object of Despair

By Fahim Firfiray From: Faiza Iqbal OBJECT OF DESPAIR Emma is a lawyer And so is Aisha too Colleagues going into court At circa half past two Its 1 O’Clock right now They grab a bite before the trial They chat about this and that Conversing with a smile Aisha …

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Celebrating Birthdays in Islam

Question: My question is regarding celebrating birthdays. I don’t celebrate birthdays, but my family members do. Every year my in laws take my daughter out to celebrate her birthday. I have tried explaining to them in light of Deen and why we do not celebrate birthdays. My husband won’t say …

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20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness

20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI NO one likes feeling nauseas. It’s even worse when you actually vomit. But as we all know, morning sickness and pregnancy often times go hand-in-hand. It’s just one of the many “joys” of expecting a baby. Unfortunately, despite its …

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Parenting: Swimming Against the Current

by Umm Reem muslimmaters.org We are living in a strange time of rat races, struggling to keep up with others around us. This race is not only limited to our wealth, status, or any other type of materialism, but also includes the way we carry out many of our daily …

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The Five Languages of Love

The Five Languages of Love by Sh. Abdullah Hasan Love is a quality that all human beings desire to inculcate within themselves. Whether we are husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, etc. we all desire to love and to be loved. Married or single, every adult has an emotional love …

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The Muslim Woman’s Achilles Heel

By Irum Sarfaraz The wise have said that no matter how strong a person is, he definitely has one Achilles heel. Compared to women of any other society and religion, I consider Muslim women no less an epitome of wonder women. And their Achilles heel? Their husband’s second marriage. Its …

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Why Do I Wear Hijab?

Why Do I Wear Hijab? I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”. I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing. I do not possess a leather jacket. In fact, when most people look at me, their first thought usually is something along the lines of …

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Letter to the Unfulfilled Wife

By Umm Abdullah and Umm Zahrah I MAY not know you. I may not know your name, where you come from, or where you live. But I know what you’re going through. I’ve been there. I know you just want to be happy. You just want your marriage, your husband, …

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Hijab: Liberation or oppression?

Hijab: Liberation or oppression? It is a myth that women in today’s society are liberated. From the stone age through to the space age, women have been incarcerated in a prison of oppression and discrimination. Advancements in the fields of science and technology have failed in unearthing the true status …

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Sihr and Jinn Obsession

Sihr and Jinn Obsession There are many, many people – especially women – who have the suspicion that someone has done some witchcraft on them, on their children and husbands, or that they are being troubled by some Jinn. There is no doubt that some people may genuinely be afflicted …

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