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  • Hijab and Misconceptions

    Many misconceptions related to the concept of Hijab (Islamic covering for women) are the result of false customs and traditions, due to the absence of sound Islamic Creed, that lead to many baseless worries and obsessions. These misconceptions include: • Hijab is worn when the woman gets old: When the woman reaches a certain age and all.. More

  • Allegations against Muslim Women - II

    Third Allegation: Co-education for young children Some people call for co-education for young children claiming that this not does not harm them or affect them negatively at all, and that women make better teachers for young children as they have the skill and tact to deal with them. Refutation: • This is only the first step, then it will become.. More

  • Allegations against Muslim Women - I

    First Allegation: The Hadeeth (narration) of the Persian man Some advocates of intermixing between the two sexes hold this Hadeeth as a pretext to allow intermixing between the sexes. It was narrated on the authority of Anas ibn Maalik, may Allah be pleased with him, that a Persian neighbor of the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was known.. More

  • False Monasticism - II

    Shaykh Yoosuf said, “Mu‘aath, there are other proofs from the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) which prove what I said. Allah The Almighty says (what means): { Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.} [Quran 2:30] Allah The Almighty enjoined the believers to be a successive authority on earth by inhabiting it in.. More

  • False Monasticism - I

    The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "This life is cursed; cursed is everything in it except remembrance of Allah and what is relevant to that, or a scholar, or a learner." Mu‘aath read this Hadeeth (narration) on Thursday morning while turning the pages of a book. He was terrified by what he saw and read,.. More

  • The distorted image of Muslim women

    Since the height of the feminist movement in the late 70's there has been a magnifying glass placed over the status of Muslim women. Unfortunately, the magnifying glass that has been used is an unusual one. Unusual in the sense that it is very selective about which items it will magnify; other items it will distort to such a degree that they will no.. More

  • Qiwaamah - from two different perspectives

    The advocates of women rights who fiercely defend the right of women to work, do not rely on a sound humanitarian philosophy that regards this right to be a means of integrating the two halves of society, namely, men and women, nor is it an expression of their belief that Islam honors woman and regards her as a human being with full competency. Hence,.. More

  • Equality between man and woman in competency

    The woman is just like man in social and financial competency because the qualifier for competency is reason and woman is equal to man in this regard. This will clearly appear when we speak in a later article about the woman’s social and economic status in detail. However, here, we will mention two examples that may be considered as a general.. More

  • Hijab and sexual repression

    It is said that the sexual energy of humans is a great and dangerous force. It is dangerous when it is suppressed, and over time, the pent up pressure of repressed desires ends up in an explosion. According to a common misconception the Hijab (Islamic covering) hides the beauty of women. Consequently, young men suffer from sexual repression that ultimately.. More

  • Some misconceptions about women in Islam – II

    Divorce Islam considers marriage a basis for the Islamic family, since it develops bonds of love and caring and a secure atmosphere for the growth and progress of the human race. This, in turn, produces a sound society. This is why the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) taught us in a narration, that although classified.. More

  • Some misconceptions about women in Islam -I

    Islam gave women rights and privileges at a time when only barbaric manners and values dominated. Yet, some people argue that Islam has alienated women in some domains. In fact, this belief is a misconception. People who say so, may have read about it in a magazine or seen it on TV. A quick examination of the issues judged as unjust to women will certainly.. More

  • Does Hijab Prevent Social Development?

    People who are impressed with modern civilization believe that the Hijab (Islamic covering) is a sign of backwardness that prevents women from development and hampers their creativity and individuality. According to them, the Hijab is an obstacle that prevents women from progressing in the spheres of personal and social development. We ask these people:.. More

  • Freedom according to Advocates of Women’s Liberation

    The mistaken concept of "freedom" that arose as a result of being fed on the resentment and revolution against the corrupt social system that ruled European society, resulted in the emergence of the concept of "personal freedom" which is raised by those who call for women's liberation in Islamic countries. They believe freedom to.. More

  • Does Islam degrade women?

    The image of the typical Muslim woman wearing the veil, forced to stay home, and forbidden to drive is all too common in most peoples' thoughts. The status of women in Islam is often the target of attacks in the secular media. The ‘Hijab,’ or Islamic dress code for women, is cited by many as an example of the ‘subjugation’ of.. More

  • The Muslim Woman and Western Hurricanes

    In modern Western imperialistic thought, the woman represents a very important front in the conflict against Islam and Muslims. This strife aims at culminating in the control of the fortunes of the Muslim Ummah by the Christian West, dominance over its will, depletion of its resources and entanglement into the circle of absolute dependency, as a slave.. More