Category Archives: Women in Islam

The Excellence of Daughters

The encouragement to seek children covers both sons and daughters, and along with this general encouragement Islam has given special merits to seeking and bringing up girls – contrary to the thinking of the people of ignorance (age of Jaahiliyyah) of the past and present, since the people of ignorance – wherever and whenever found – hated (some of them ‘still do’) to have daughters and were grieved and angered by their births! "And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief! He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been Read more ...

Women and Double Standards of Chastity

Source: Saudi Life | By - AFIFA JABEEN THERE was a Facebook post a few days back that went ‘viral’. It said: “When she is a DAUGHTER, she opens a door of Jannah for her father, when she is a WIFE, she completes half of the Deen of her husband, when she is a MOTHER, Jannah lies under her feet." Men and women alike commented in huge numbers, their comments gushing forth with exclamations of  ‘SubhanAllah’ MaashaaAllah’  ‘Alhumdulillah’  on the post, which garnered some 20,000 plus ‘likes’. And then there was a friend, who meticulously copied the above quote to her status, but with a little addition. “Still it sucks Read more ...

The Truth about Jesus : The Muslim Nation is More Worthy of Jesus Than All Others

All Praise is for Allah alone. He is the Rabb of all that exists. Surely, we send the highest Salah and Salaam upon the Final Prophet, the leader of the pious and upon his family, companions and those who follow their example with Ih’san till the Day of Reckoning. One of the greatest hurdles confronting Muslims today is a lack of knowledge about certain essential beliefs that we as Muslims must unwaveringly adhere to. Of the most pertinent issues facing Muslims living in localities that are heavily influenced by western culture is how we view ‘Isa bin Maryam - Jesus the Son of Mary – alaihis salaam (AS). On a cyclical basis we are confronted Read more ...

The Story of a Man and His Damp Bed

The Story of a Man and His Damp Bed by: Sis Zabrina I was with my group of friends at a coffee place, happily chatting, when suddenly one of them developed an excruciating pain in her tummy. The pain was so intense for my friend that we had to bring her to the nearest clinic immediately. She was limping, her hands pressed against her abdomen and she was shedding some tears. We tried to hold her steady while she made her way to the doctor’s office. It turns out that she had not been taking care of her food intake and had developed gastritis. Alhamdulillaah, after a few spoons of medication, she got better and we sent her home. As I drove back, I Read more ...

How I Came to Love the Veil

Source : http://whyislam.wordpress.com/ Written by : Yvonne Ridley Tuesday, 31 October 2006   POLITICIANS AND JOURNALISTS just love to write about the oppression of women in Islam... without even talking to the females beneath the veil. They simply have no idea how Muslim women are protected and respected within the Islamic framework which was built more than 1400 years ago. Yet, by writing about cultural issues like child brides, female circumcision, honor killings and forced marriages they wrongly believe they are coming from a point of knowledge. And I am sick of Saudi Arabia being cited as an example of how women are subjigated in a country where Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : Modernising or Outdated?

The Women’s Rights in Islam : Modernising or Outdated? Lecture/Talk by Dr. Zakir Naik ‘As-salaamu Alaikum Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuhu’ - ‘May peace blessing and mercy of Almighty Allah, be on all of you’. The topic of today’s day is - ‘The Women’s Rights in Islam - Modernising or Outdated?’ According to the Oxford dictionary, ‘Women’s Rights are the rights, that promote a position of social and legal equality, of women to men’. According to the Oxford dictionary, ‘they are the rights, claimed for the women, equal to those of men, as regards to suffrage that right to vote, as regards to property, etc’. ‘Modernising’, Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : HIJAB

Rights of Women in Islam : Hijab Over the years, the dress code among Muslim women has been given great attention, especially in relation to the hijab practice in which is considered as a symbol of “oppression” towards Muslim women. While Islam is certainly not the only religion to introduce the practice of covering head, it continues to be the centre of attack and heavily discussed as the women’s right issue especially outside Muslim world. Furthermore, this has been included as a political agenda in some countries, which results in Muslim women being oppressed and their freedom to practice their religion was taken away. Sadly, we also see that Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : Inheritance

Rights of Women in Islam : Inheritance Inheritance deals closely with the distribution of wealth, i.e. dealing with the transfer of the property of the deceased to the descendants. In most of the early societies in ancient civilisation, the right to inherit the deceased properties is often given to the eldest son and male relatives. Female relatives are given lesser right to inherit, and most of the time their right is denied. In fact, in the more modern civilization, the English Common Law did not give the right for women to own their properties until 1880s. The Married Women’s Property Act was only approved by Parliament as late as 1882 in United Kingdom, Read more ...

The Question : To Housewife or Not To Housewife

I came across this article at SunniPath. It is an example about how west can influence the entire world, without us realising it and affect our thought process.   To Housewife or Not To Housewife, that is the Question Author : Khadija Kandil, Sunnipath As-salam walaikum wa-rahmatullah wa-barakatu! Bismillah! There is unrest in the SunniPath office. Or rather, there was when I promised to write this entry a while back. Right now there is work, tea, meetings, a hidden coffee jar, and a looming table tennis (ping pong for the Americans) tournament. The issue at hand: We received a complaint to our Helpdesk by a concerned member of the SunniPath student Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : Mahr

Rights of Women in Islam : Mahr In Islam, the mahr (dower) is a woman's right, which becomes binding upon the husband once the marriage is contracted. It signifies a husband's love and appreciation for his wife. There is no fixed amount of mahr in the Shariah. It should be given according to the financial status of the husband and according to the time and place. However, it should be reasonable and not too expensive. The bride's guardian and family should focus on the religious commitment and character of the suitor rather than asking for huge amounts of dower which burdens the youths who want to get married and protect themselves against temptations. Read more ...