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Can women take positions of leadership and authority in Islam?

By Abu Amina Elias / 18 Sep 2013


Can women hold public positions of authority in Islam?


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

It is permissible for a woman to be an authority and leader in a position for which she is qualified, although some positions are specific only to men such as the position of prayer leader and supreme commander of the armed forces.


Muslim woman allowed to wear veil in British court

Source : Al Arabiya / 17 Sep 2013

A British judge ruled on Monday that a Muslim woman will be allowed to go on trial wearing a full-face veil, or niqab, but must take it off while giving evidence.

The decision, which involves a 22-year-old woman from London, was considered a legal first in the country.


New Mothers and Productivity

By Sana Gul / 13 Sep 2013

“O Messenger of Allah! I want to go out and fight (in Jihad) and I have to ask your advice.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Do you have a mother?” He said: “Yes.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Then stay with her, for Paradise is beneath her feet.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i]


Is it permissible to perform abortion before 120 days of pregnancy?

Source : / 9 Sep 2013


As salamu alaikum, would you mind answering about an abortion? Is it permissible before 120 days of pregnancy? Can you give information about the mu’tamad position of the Shafi school and what Ibn Hajar said about it in his “Tuhfah” about it?


Protests against Miss World continue in Indonesia 

Source : AP / 6 Sep 2013

Indonesian Muslim hard-liners resumed their protests Thursday against the Miss World pageant, as organizers insisted that the event would go on as scheduled this weekend on the resort island of Bali.

In Jakarta, the capital, about 1,000 members of Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia rallied outside the building housing the local organizer of the contest.


Rate of unemployed Saudi women up 2.3% in 2012

By Fadia Giffry / 27 Aug 2013

Unemployment among Saudi women in the private sector increased by 2.3 percent in 2012, according to new statistics release by the Ministry of Labor.

In 2011, there were around 302,000 unemployed Saudi women, while the figure grew to 358,000 in 2012, marking a notable increase, sources told a local daily.


How is the Iddah Calculated for a Woman Who Does not Menstruate?

By Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan / 22 Aug 2013


How is the ‘iddah period calculated for a woman who does not menstruate (due to menopause or due to a health condition)? I know that normally a woman’s idda period is 3 periods of purity between menstrual cycles.


Quitting Femen, Tunisia’s Amina accuses protest group of Islamophobia

Source : AFP / 22 Aug 2013

Amina Sboui, a Tunisian activist who was detained for nearly three months, said on Tuesday she had left the radical women’s protest group Femen, accusing it of Islamophobia.

“I do not want my name to be associated with an Islamophobic organization,” she told the Maghreb edition of the Huffington Post.


Yemeni Nobel Laureate Karman banned from entering Egypt

Source : AFP / 5 Aug 2013

Egyptian authorities on Sunday banned Yemeni rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman from entering the country for “security reasons,” airport officials said.

Karman was held at Cairo airport on arrival and ordered to return on the flight back to Yemen, the officials said without providing further details. The first Arab woman to win the Nobel peace prize has voiced support for loyalists of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and described his ouster by the military in July as undemocratic.


Dates Quick and Easy Recipes

By Hasnaa Hassan / 2 Jul 2013

Dates are very high in nutrition value, they provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium.

The sugar content of ripe dates is about 80%; the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements including boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc.


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