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Ramadan- Rulings on fasting for women

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A woman who has reached the age of puberty, but is too shy to tell anyone, so she does  not fast, has to repent and make up the days she has missed, as well as feeding a poor person for each day, as an act of expiation for delaying her fast, if the following  Ramadan comes and she has not yet made up those days. Her case is like that of a woman  who fasts the days of her period out of shyness, and does not make them up later. Continue Reading →

Women Issues Related to Fasting and Ramadan

June 25th, 2013
by Sufia

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For fasting, women have some additional rules that apply to them due to issues such as pregnancy, menstrual cycles, and breast feeding. The following provides some insight into those matters.

Making up of fasts for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or menstruating

The scholars are of the opinion that women should make up the fasts should she skip because of those conditions. This is based on the Quranic verses: Continue Reading →

The famous Muslim Women

January 25th, 2013
by Sufia

Women Protest The famous Muslim Women

The Quran and Hadith shares equal rights of all men and women. Both have the right to be educated and to have the freedom of speech, choice and expressions. Today in the western world many people do not think positively about Islam. The western media has portrayed the image of Muslim women very badly. They claim that Islam does not allow the right of women to be educated or to work.

They claim that in Islam, women are treated as servants, but in reality, this is all false. Extremist groups such as Al Qaeda and Taliban have created such bad image of Islamic women. When they conquered Afghanistan, Iraq and upper areas of Pakistan, they destroyed all girls’ schools, colleges and universities.

They banned educated women working and banned them going out of the house without a male Mahram. In the Quran, it is mentioned clearly that men and women are equal, the prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam has marked his words that men and women have equal rights to be educated and to have a job.

To erase this misconception of Muslim women being uneducated, this article will highlight some famous Muslim women in the history of the world. Way back in history in Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam’s time the prominent women were Ume-e-Aiman, Um-al-Fadl, Asma bint-e-Abibakr, Urwa, Asma bint-e-Umais, Ash-Shifa bint-e-Abdullah and Fatima bint-e-Qais.

The female warriors were Khwala bint al Azwar, Azda bint al Haris, Nusaibah bin Ka’ab, Umaimah bint-e-Qiyas,. Women scholars were Hazrat Ayesha, Asma binte-Abi Bakar, Zainab bint-e Abdullah, Hafsah bint-e-Umar and many more. Famous Muslim architects of those times were Safiyah, Banfsha bint Abdullah, Mariam bin Shams, and Al Udar al Kareema. Fatima al Fihri was the Muslim woman who founded the first university in the world, which is still present in Morocco, called University of Al Karaouine.

Razia Sultana ruled Delhi from 1236 to 1239, Shajarat ad-Durr ruled Egypt from 1250 to 1257. Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime Minister in the whole Asia region, and the first Muslim woman to be the Prime Minister. Dr. Qanta Ahmed is one of the best doctors known in the USA. Rabia Z is one of the most known Muslim Fashion designers, even among the western fashion world. She is known for her designs in the modest clothing.

Atife Jahjaga is the world’s youngest female president of Kosovo. Nana Asma’u was the princess of Nigeria, she was a poet and a teacher, and she worked for women to acquire education. Laleh Bakhtiar is an American woman, the first women to translate the Quran into English language. Anousheh Ansari is an American, the first female women to be in space. Many other famous Muslim women are great doctors, businessperson, politicians, designers, actors and singers. This shows that Muslim women are educated and they do have all the rights almost equal to those rights of a man.

Is It OK For Non-Muslim Women To Wear Headscarves?

January 15th, 2013
by Sufia

But Lady Gaga isn’t the only pop-cultural darling to have walked this razor’s edge of taste. Lena Dunham was met with swift and scathing criticism after posting a picture of herself in a black headwrap with the accompanying caption: “I had a real goth/fundamentalist attitude when I woke up from my nap.” A decided sensitivity fail as Dunham seems to compare goth culture with Islam, and to suggest that only fundamentalist Muslims (interpretive subtext: terrorists) wear headscarves.

headscarf Is It OK For Non Muslim Women To Wear Headscarves?Photo by Shaun Liu
While Lady Gaga’s ever-outrageous fashion statements  have become rather banal a recent ensemble sparked significant dialogue across the blogosphere. Attending Fashion Week in London, Gaga shrouded herself in reams of fabric and fur, a sort of burqa-esque costume revealing only her eyes.*

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