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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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Keeping the spark of love alive in a relationship

Keeping the spark of love alive in a relationship As the days come to closer to one’s marriage, excitement, ecstasy and elation pump through the bride and groom. The build up to marriage is an experience of thrill and jubilation. When the marriage is solemnised, one’s happiness and delight is …

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The War of the Women

The War of the Women A popular English saying says that “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” The meaning being that if a woman feels like something unfair happened to her, her anger will be limitless. I’m not going to say that that is necessarily true or not, …

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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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