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  • Stopping the cycle of disobedience

    First, parents need to make their intention for the sake of Allah and remind themselves that they are disciplining their children to help them do their Islamic duty towards their parents and their family. Teaching a child to listen is not just about establishing parental authority or showing the child who's boss, it is basically about helping them do.. More

  • Sex and the single Muslimah

    BY MICHELLE AL-NASR Okay folks, here it is. Let’s talk about what no one else wants to discuss. Single women and sex...yes, it’s the “S” word. And, I am sure we’ll get a little more graphic as we move right along in this article. I am about to be outright straightforward on this subject, so those with a weak stomach may.. More

  • Advice to women regarding marriage – I

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said: “If a man whose religious commitment and moral conduct you approve of proposes for marriage to your daughter, then marry her to him; otherwise, trials will prevail and great corruption will spread upon the earth.” [At-Tirmithi &.. More

  • Advice to women regarding marriage – II

    What to do upon receiving a proposal: The young woman should pray Istikhaarah (i.e., the Prayer of Guidance) and not to ask others to pray it on her behalf, as some women do, as this is a baseless act and an innovation in the religion. Furthermore, she should seek the advice of trustworthy people and inquire about the person. Imaam Ahmad, may Allah.. More

  • Egyptian Women's Association Calls for Polygny

    At a time when the Egyptian women's associations resisted polygny and called for a personal status law to ban it, despite the wide-scale turmoil that was raised in the wake of a popular Egyptian soap opera that presented a positive image of polygny, a journalist by the name of Hayaam Darbak, surprised Egyptian society by establishing a women's association.. More

  • Nana Asmau: A West African woman and scholar

    The most Prolific writer and influential woman to have emerged in the Western Africa during the nineteenth century. Parts of West Africa were experiencing major upheavals in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For about a thousand years, Islam had been slowly spreading in the region. But by and large it was still principally the religion.. More

  • Islam and polygamy -I

    Polygamy is defined in many dictionaries as: “Any person (male or female) may unconditionally marry unlimited number spouses at the same time." This means that a male or female may marry an unlimited number of spouses at the same time. In other cultures and faiths, a male may marry an unlimited number of wives at the same time, for any reason,.. More

  • Prayer

    It is no surprise that the true Muslim woman enthusiastically worships her Lord, because she knows that she is obliged to observe all the commandments that Allah has enjoined upon every Muslim, male or female. So she carries out her Islamic duties properly, without making excuses or compromises, or being negligent. Her Five Daily Prayers She offers.. More

  • Praying Her optional Prayers

    The Muslim women does not limit herself to the five daily obligatory prayers; she also prays those Sunnah prayers which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to perform regularly, and also prays as many of the supererogatory prayers as her time and energy allow. These prayers include Adh-Dhuha (midday) prayer, and optional prayers.. More

  • Why late pregnancy?

    There are some factors that affect the occurrence of pregnancy. They include the timing of sexual intercourse, the number of times it occurs, and the exact timing of ovulation, in addition to other factors that will be mentioned later in this article. Some wives believe that mere abstention from taking contraceptive pills necessarily leads to pregnancy... More

  • Skinny mania

    During a casual conversation, a woman said to her neighbor, “You really have gained considerable weight. Watch out for yourself.” On hearing this, this second woman was deeply grieved and as annoyed as if she had heard the news of a relative’s death. She asked her peers worriedly, “Help me, what should I do? I have gained weight,.. More

  • A woman's color and preterm delivery

    After British researchers had studied birth records of more than 36,000 babies born in the north of the City of Birmingham for the period of four years, they discovered that dark skinned and colored women were more liable to have preterm delivery and birth of premature babies than white women. Three thousand births, meaning, 8 percent of premature infants,.. More

  • Beware of postpartum disorders

    Although delivery is a physiological process that is experienced by all expecting females, there comes with it a considerable change in the biological, psychological and social balance. Sometimes this change is akin to an earthquake in the life of the woman if it is not preceded, accompanied and followed by enough health care - psychological and social... More

  • Breastfeeding is beneficial for mothers too

    Researchers at the scientific research center of the Douglas Hospital of Canada, which is linked to McGill University, conducted a study on the responses of 25 breastfeeding mothers and another 25 bottle-feeding mothers, who have one or more children. The mothers were exposed to different stressful situations either emotional, such as watching saddening.. More

  • Benefits of Suhoor (the predawn meal)

    The predawn meal (Suhoor) is one of the main meals during the blessed month of Ramadan. Doctors have confirmed that it is more important than the meal with which one breaks his fast (Iftaar), because it helps the person persevere through the difficulties of fasting. This is the reason why our Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, advised us.. More

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