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  • A study advising American women to follow the example of the Muslim woman

    A study that was conducted by Harvard University (USA) advised women in the United States to follow the example of Muslim women in terms of their morals and chastity so as to eliminate moral disintegration and the serious diseases that are plaguing the United States and western societies. Harvard University (one of the oldest and most prestigious.. More

  • Women's liberation through Islam -II

    Economic Rights: Allah Says (what means): {By Him Who created male and female; Verily, your efforts and deeds are diverse.} [Quran 92:3-4] In these verses, Allah declares that He created men and women to be different, with unique roles, functions and skills. As in society, where there is a division of labor, so too in a family; each member has.. More

  • Employment concerns for working Muslim women – I: Islamic guidelines

    Before a Muslim woman seeks employment, she must carefully weigh all of her options and prepare herself for inevitable challenges. Every day, many Muslim women cope with the challenge of working in a non-Muslim environment: a male employee offers his hand during introductions, other employees begin to discuss private aspects of their lives at lunch,.. More

  • Employment concerns for working Muslim women – II: Working from home (a solution)

    For single and marriedsisters who must work due to financial need, this presents a perplexing dilemmaon one hand the true economic need is there, on another the tremendoustemptation and tribulation. These hardships have led some sisters in direstraights to turn to their local mosques for financial aid or in humiliation tothe welfare system; in most.. More

  • Why are women choosing Islam?

    At some time in your life, someone may come up to you and ask why. Here's your answer. By Michelle Al-Nasr As Muslim women we get asked this question on a daily basis — why? Why did you become Muslim? Why do you wear that? The list goes on and on. Over the 13 years since I have embraced Islam I have become hardened to the countless number of.. More

  • Women's liberation through Islam -I

    Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women's liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women's liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by Allah (God) to a man in the seventh century by the name of Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. The Quran and the Traditions of the Prophet,.. More

  • What I tell my daughter about me

    BY MICHELLE AL-NASR You know, over the years that I have written for Al-Jumuah, there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to talk about. I have hesitated because it’s kind of a sensitive subject. But, I really want to talk about this; I really want to be heard here. Why? Because it is important to me that fellow brothers and sisters in.. More

  • Moms who love too little

    BY NASIHA AHMAD The bond that a mother, especially a new mother, shares with her child is unparalleled. Most moms live and breathe according to their child’s needs, demands and wants. New moms get little to no sleep and they nibble on bites of anything they can get their bands on, having no time for true meals at a dinner table with silverware... More

  • Love Alone Cannot Render a Mother’s Relationship with her Teenage Daughter Successful

    Is it enough for a mother to love her daughter and fear for her without taking any positive action? Should not care and love turn into two keys opening to conscious behavior and a positive relationship between them? What do educationalists, psychologists, and scholars of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) say about the stage of adolescence and the role of.. More

  • Help your loved ones stop smoking

    A fifth of the world's population is Muslim, and most Muslims live in areas where the prevalence of smoking is high and increasing by the day. According to statistics, it is estimated that out of the five million people who die due to smoking related causes every year, one million are Muslims. Yet, thanks to media influences and advertising,which erroneously.. More

  • Memoir of an Immigrant Muslim Woman in the West

    Here in the United States, I feel I have become closer to Allah The Almighty; and I thank Him for that, as I ask Him to make us all steadfast on His path. Among the many reasons for this intimacy is the estrangement that has led me to know, with certainty, that there is no one but Allah, to resort to, amidst the Jews and Christians. It is also out of.. More

  • The Under-Twenty Clinic: Menarche

    Many girls suffer from pre-menstrual syndrome, yet feel shy if their mothers or sisters know of the onset of their period and the pain that accompanies it. The reaction of each girl to her first menstruation differs according to the amount of knowledge she has regarding it beforehand. So, what are these reactions and how can she overcome menstrual problems? .. More

  • The phenomenon of spinsterhood

    One of the main reasons for the spread of this phenomenon is that some parents oppressively prevent their daughters from marrying suitable young men, despite the fact that the Prophet,sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "If a man whose religion and manners you approve of comes to you (proposing to your daughter), then give her in marriage to him,.. More

  • Don't shop 'til you drop

    You know who you are. You swing by Target on your way home from dropping the kids off to school. You have got the date of Nordstrom's Half Yearly sale marked on your calendar. Many of the mall store owners and workers recognize you and wave as you rush by. Yeah, you know who you are. How much of your day is spent shopping or how many days out of the.. More

  • When silence is not golden

    BY Nasiha Ahmad When someone says something mean to us, we are told that we should ‘turn the other cheek’. When we are angry and burn to say something mean to someone, we are told that if we don’t have something nice to say, we shouldn’t say anything at all. We are taught to bite our lips and hold our tongues whenever we feel.. More

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