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Well-off Pak women drawn to conservative Islam

By The News | London | 13 Apr 2012

Wealthy, educated and modern Pakistani women are increasingly embracing the trend for religious inquiry and observance, said The Guardian in a report published on Tuesday.


Daughters, a matter of pride

Bringing up children with proper care is the primary duty of Muslim parents. Parents should not distinguish in a discriminatory manner between their male and female children when bringing them up. However, the fact remains that girls in many Muslim communities are the victims of their parents’ bias against them.


Prophet Muhammad Mercy to Women

By Umme Maryam |Radianceweekly| 1 Feb 2012

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists.” (Al-Qur’ān – 21:107)


My Hijab, My Identity, My Freedom

By Khalida Jamilah |Source:

Female teenagers tend to define themselves by physical appearance like fashion, hairstyle, favorite music, or the most up-to-date gadget like iPad. Popular culture celebrities, especially those who come from Hollywood or appear in their favorite Disney channel become an idol for most of American teenagers.


Afghan girls taking fight for rights literally

By Reuters | Kabbul | 02 Jan 2012

Teenage Afghan sisters Shabnam and Sadaf Rahimi are taking the fight for women’s rights more literally than most of their peers, throwing punches in a ring as members of their country’s first team of female boxers.


Latin Women Find Love on Muslim Dating Websites

By Giangina Orsini | Albawaba | 30 Dec 2011

Estela* looks at herself in the shop’s mirror while she tries a big winter coat. She seems like any other traditional Egyptian Muslim wearing a discrete hijab and Jallabiya that generously cover her well-rounded curves. At least until a few minutes later when, with a distinct Peruvian Spanish and a playful smile, she asks her friend: “Do you think this jacket shows my butt?”


Islam no threat to democracy - Nobel winner Karman

By Gwladys Fouche : Reuters | Oslo / 09 Dec 2011

Islam and other religions do not threaten democracy, Yemeni activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Karman said on Friday.

To the disquiet of some in the West, Islamist parties are emerging as big winners from this year's 'Arab Spring' uprisings, having won elections in Tunisia and Morocco and taken a strong lead in Egypt's multi-stage parliamentary vote.


Muslim woman takes the Chair

By Mohamed Taha 
 Source: /Dec. 8/2011

The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) will be led by a Muslim for the first time ever, with Sara Saleh appointed as Chair for 2012.


The Blessing of being Pregnant

Once a woman has confirmed her pregnancy, she should express her gratitude before Allah Ta’ala as this is indeed a great bounty of Allah Ta’ala. This is such a boon that many people beseech Allah Ta’ala throughout their lives for pious children but Allah Ta’ala has destined otherwise.


Why women must not travel alone


Source:By Adil Salahi/Arab News/Nov.24/2011

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri, an Ansari companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him) who was very close to him said: I heard the Prophet mentioning four things that I admired: That a woman must not travel a distance of two days unless she is accompanied by her husband or a mahram relative; two days are not allowed to fast which are the two days of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha; no voluntary prayer may be offered after two obligatory ones: After Asr until the sun has set and after Fajr until the sun has risen; travel may be undertaken only to three mosques: the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah), this mosque of mine (in Madinah) and the Aqsa mosque (in Jerusalem). (Related by Al-Bukhari)


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