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  • Faatimah bint Muhammad ibn Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon her

    We are now going to meet one of the greatest Faqeehah (woman-scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence) of her time. She was renowned for her grounded knowledge of Hanafi Jurisprudence and was no other than the daughter of the great scholar and jurist, Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abu Ahmad ‘Alaa’ Ad-Deen Al-Samarqandi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him whose.. More

  • Faatimah bint Al-Munthir ibn Al-Zubayr ibn Al-‘Awwaam, may Allah have mercy upon her

    Asmaa', may Allah be pleased with her, is a well-known figure in Islamic history; not only was she the daughter of Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, and the sister of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, but she was the obedient wife of the great companion Az-Zubayr ibn Al-‘Awwaam, may Allah be pleased with him. Her role.. More

  • Umm As-Sa‘d … a challenging life

    After Umm As-Sa‘d completed memorizing the Holy Quran at the age of fifteen, she went to the Sheikhah (female scholar) Nafeesah Bint Abul-‘Elaa, described as the most renowned Quran teacher of her time, to request her to teach her the ten styles of recitation. Sheikhah Nafeesah, however, set a bizarre precondition: Umm As-Sa’d was.. More

  • Al-Khansaa`

    Her name is Timaadhur bint 'Amr ibn Al-Haarith As-Sulaymiyyah, and her nickname was Umm 'Amr, and she was known as Al-Khansaa`, may Allah be pleased with her. Her Poetry: She, may Allah be pleased with her, was one of the most famous female poets among the Arabs, and the scholars of poetry consensually rated her to be the best female poet. All her.. More

  • Learning on the job

    By Salma Sanwari Motherhood is an ever-evolving vocation. A mom who is not constantly learning and inquiring may find that homemaking and child rearing responsibilities are surpassing her intellectual capabilities. In fact, I have heard many moms say that they feel as if their intelligence is regressing day by day. They spend most of their day tending.. More

  • Single moms working double-duty

    By Salma Sanwari Whether due to divorce or a husband’s death, more and more Muslim women are finding themselves raising their children alone than ever before. Less than a quarter of American households are nuclear family homes and we are finding that many of these American homes actually represent Muslim families. In previous generations, divorce.. More

  • The challenges faced by working Muslim women

    BY SAFIYAH YUFENU It is well established that Allah allows women to make choices in regards to balancing responsibilities within and outside of the home. Muslim women choose to work outside of the home for various reasons. Some want to supplement the income of their husbands in order to achieve higher living standards. Others want to establish college.. More

  • Improper dress for women and intermingling between sexes

    The greatest and most important of all the favors and blessings bestowed by Allah is Islam and the honorable Islamic law, which is derived from the Book of Allah and the Prophetic Sunnah. This Law has outlined all that which is beneficial for mankind in this life and the Hereafter. One of the virtues of this Law is that its rules and regulations have.. More

  • Female and child trafficking in the West

    The American news channel CNN broadcast a report on the multiplying rates of human trafficking of women for illegal sexual exploitation throughout the world. Based on a study conducted by a research group in Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA, 2,000,000 women and girls are sold every year as sex slaves, with 120,000 of them from Eastern Europe,.. More

  • O you who lament the status of the woman: Stop your deception

    The greatest and most dangerous affliction for the Ummah is in the form of social diseases that ravage communities and cause the collapse of countries. The quickest and most effective way to bring about transformation that penetrates the soul of the Muslim nation is through societal changes, particularly in relation to women. That is why, perhaps,.. More

  • The Women’s institute in Spain: The disastrous state of women in the West

    An institute focusing on women’s affairs issued a report that was prepared by a team of specialists who monitored the conditions of women in the western world. This institute is in Spain and is called the 'Women’s Institute'. It is an internationally acknowledged institute where various studies concerning the conditions of women are conducted... More

  • Domestic violence against women in the West - I

    Where does the western woman stand in the scale of humanity and who represents her? Is she the indecent and phony woman of Hollywood or is she crushed under the impact of exhausting work and the tyranny of men? In the dialogue of civilizations, could a real study be made to compare the realities of two civilizations in order to reach a practical answer,.. More

  • Domestic violence against women in the West - II

    In the previous article, we discussed the reality of woman in North American society and the violence to which she is subjected. In this article, we will complete the file of domestic violence against women in the West. Women in Britain In Britain in 1992, more than 50% of murdered women were murdered by their husband or partner. In that year.. More

  • Women's Issues between westernization and Islam

    The freedom of the Muslim woman is something that has been subjected to criticism and has raised doubts in the Muslim world. Since the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, this issue has been the center of social and cultural work as well as conflicting civilizational patterns. The only reason behind this is that the issue,.. More

  • Western Muslim women and the CIA

    On an entire page of the Israeli Haaretz newspaper, it was recently published that European and American intelligence agencies as well as the Israeli Mossad submitted lengthy reports to the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), giving alerts about the increasing rate of the spread of Islam in the West, in spite of all the crises that are encompassing.. More

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