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Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam
Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam

  On the day Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, a woman wrote on her Facebook page how his hateful rhetoric led to her embracing Islam. A year ago Lisa Shanklin began reading the Qur’an after seeing Trump’s hateful rhetoric: “It was Trump’s hateful rhetoric that led me a year ago […]

 
My name is Ann Marie and this is how I accepted Islam

(written in 2012) I am 27 years old and I live in Ontario, Canada. Five years ago I accepted Islam and became a Muslim. I moved away from my family when I was 22 years old and I was living in a new place by myself. I was going through a severe depression at the […]

 
Let us speak for ourselves: five women’s experiences of Islamophobic attacks
Let us speak for ourselves: five women’s experiences of Islamophobic attacks

Muslim women and their clothes, their relationships with men and their place in British society are written and talked about and discussed and debated to death – but rarely are Muslim women included in those discussions themselves. In an attempt to correct this, Huma Qureshi asks five women to share their experiences. By Huma Qureshi  […]

 
My name is Jennifer and this is how I accepted Islam

6 Jan 2013 Assalamualaykum My name is Jennifer and I am 36 years old, from the United States. My life has been kind of strange. I was born the middle child, middle sister, in the middle of chaos. As a result of neglect, malnutrition and abuse, my 4 siblings and I were removed from our […]

 
My name is Meliha and this is how I accepted Islam

3 Feb 2013 Assalamualaykum My name is Meliha Senol. I am an Australian from Sydney. I came to embrace Islam around four years ago. ALHAMDULILLAH!! I would like to share with you a little about myself and how I came to accept Islam. I grew up in a very hard household where drugs and alcohol […]

 
My name is Aisha B and this how I accepted Islam

27 Feb 2013 From Darkness to Light Assalamualaykum My name is Aisha.  I am 42 years old, of Indian origin and settled in Sydney for over a year now.  I accepted Islam less than 5 months ago and the story I am about to tell willInsha’Allah renew the faith that you already have in the benevolence […]

 
My name is Alina and this how I accepted Islam

11 May 2013 Assalamualaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh I was born in a small city in Romania, a country in the South East of Europe. Romania is 97% Christian Orthodox but very much non-practicing. Religion has turned into tradition, folk, and culture. Religion is seen as something that everyone has, but that is not necessary […]

 
Wifehood and Motherhood are Not the Only Ways to Paradise

By Maryam Amir Ebrahimi   “Why are you majoring in that field?” I asked a sister in college. She sighed, “To be honest, I just want to get married. I don’t really care about what I’m studying right now. I’m just waiting to get hitched so I can be a wife and a mother.” “It’s […]

 
Women’s Freedom in Islam

The women’s liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed buy god to a man in the seventh century by the name of Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is known as the last prophet of Islam. The Qur’an and the traditions of the prophet (Hadith or Sunnah) are the sources from which […]

 
French rapper stuns fans, makes first TV appearance wearing hijab
French rapper stuns fans, makes first TV appearance wearing hijab

By Ramdane Belamri  1 Oct 2012   French rapper Mélanie Georgiades, known as Diam’s, made her first TV appearance with her new image.  Amid a nationwide debate in France surrounding attitudes towards the Islamic veil, or hijab, a French rapper has surprised fans by announcing her conversion to Islam and choosing to wear a headscarf.  […]

 
The truth about Muhammad and Aisha
The truth about Muhammad and Aisha

Innocence of Muslims repeated the claim Muhammad was a paedophile, but the story is more complex and interesting than that By Myriam Francois-Cerrah 17 September 2012 ‘The Qur’an says that marriage is valid only between consenting adults, and that a woman has the right to choose her own spouse.’ Writing about Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, the […]

 
Egypt’s veiled presenter in breakthrough TV appearance

2 September 2012   Fatima Nabil appeared in the headscarf to read the midday news bulletin   A woman presenter has appeared on Egyptian state TV in an Islamic headscarf for what is believed to be first time since it opened in 1960. Fatima Nabil wore a cream-coloured headscarf as she read a news bulletin. […]

 
Muslim women challenge stereotypes in exhibition
Muslim women challenge stereotypes in exhibition

 29 August 2012   A group of Muslim women in Glasgow have created an exhibition to challenge stereotypes. It comes after they spoke to pupils in the city’s schools who used words such as “terrorist”, “oppressed” and “uneducated” to describe Muslim women. The exhibition called I Speak For Myself features Muslim women photographed with personal […]

 
Olympics-Hijab no hurdle for Muslim sportswomen as bans eased
Olympics-Hijab no hurdle for Muslim sportswomen as bans eased

By Mohammed Abbas 1 Aug 2012   Egypt’s Eman Gaber (R) and teammate Rana El Husseiny wearing hijab headscarves take off their helmets during round 16 of the women’s team foil fencing match at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012 (Reuters) – Headscarf-wearing Muslim women are making strides at the Olympic Games, a year […]

 
Um Ahmed, Egypt’s New First Lady
Um Ahmed, Egypt’s New First Lady

 28 June 2012 CAIRO – Unlike former elegant, half-British first ladies, Egypt’s presidential palace is welcoming a small-town home-maker who loves to be called with a traditional nickname identifying her as the mother of her eldest son. “She looks like my mother,” Dalia Saber, 36, an engineering lecture toldThe New York Times on Thursday, June 28, […]

 
Egyptian First Lady: Debunking Myths of Feminism
Egyptian First Lady: Debunking Myths of Feminism

What Is Really Meaningful By Raudah Mohd Yunus Freelance Writer- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9 July 2012 When I first saw Naglaa Ali Mahmoud or better known as Um Ahmed, the wife of Egypt’s first freely elected President Dr Morsy, I could not help but smiling. Egypt’s new first lady is different from other typical first […]

 
Egypt’s Islamist First Lady
Egypt’s Islamist First Lady

By Yomna El-Saeed    Freelance Writer – Egypt      5 July 2012 So, Egypt finally got a president after a year and a half of being ruled by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, ever since Mubarak was toppled. Dr. Mohamed Morsi has hit a number of records. He is not only the first […]

 
It’s Very Easy to Be a Muslim in New York
It’s Very Easy to Be a Muslim in New York

Sister Jasmine’s Journey to Islam By Reading Islam Staff My name is Jasmine Crawford. I converted to Islam a year and half ago. I chose Islam because I believe it was the right thing to do. I was asking God for signs and to guide me. And actually I was a Catholic and I just […]

 
My Love for Arabic Led me to Islam
My Love for Arabic Led me to Islam

The conversion to Islam of Karima Burns This Iowa student of Arabic became a Muslim in her heart when she started reading the Quran in order do to her university homework and couldn’t put it down. I sat in the Alhambra Mosque in Granada, Spain staring at the script that bordered the walls. It was […]

 
Mum: I Decided to Become a Muslim!
Mum: I Decided to Become a Muslim!

How a Minnesotan Woman Found Islam By Reading Islam Staff  1 July 2012 Even though he is from a different culture, religion and language and everything, my mother kind of recognized that we clicked My name is Julie Rudy. I became Muslim and I converted to Islam about 30 years ago. My background is pretty normal for […]

 
The Muslim Woman: Her Status in the Ummah

By Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz (d.1420H) (rahimahullaah)[1] An enlightening piece of advice from the Muftee of the Ummah, regarding the great status and rank afforded to women in Islaam. The Shaykh also adds a personal touch to this reply by speaking of his own mother and what she did for him as a child. […]

 
The Young Marriage of Ayesha (ra)
The Young Marriage of Ayesha (ra)

Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi Sadly we currently see the efforts of the Christian missionary activity focused primarily on derailing Islam now more than any other period in history. Thus, we witness numerous travesties and parodies coming from them in their attempts to twist, manipulate and totally abuse historical and etymological facts. These polemics range from […]

 
Aishah bint Abi Bakr (ra)

Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) Wife of the Prophet (pbuh), mother of the believers, the greatest Muslim woman scholar The life of Aishah is proof that a woman can be far more learned than men and that she can be the teacher of scholars and experts. Her life is also proof that a woman […]

 
Facts Behind The Marriage of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) To Ayesha (ra)

  “The Prophet is closer to the believers than their ownselves, and his wives are their (believers’) mothers (as regards respect and marriage). And blood relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allah (regarding inheritance) than (the brotherhood of) the believers and the Muhajirun (emigrants from Makkah, etc.), except that […]

 
“Then Beat Them”? (Your Wives)

Compiled by Yusuf Estes   Women Treatment in Islam We receive many questions about the treatment of women in Islam in general and what Muslim men do with their wives in particular. The following should help to shed some light on this most important subject. Question: I have a question about the treatment of the […]

 
Wives – Are “Mates”

Women are vital to the very existence of all humans. After all, men are born from women, not the other way around. Allah the Majestic tells us in the Quran that He has created both men and women, all from a single person, Adam, peace and blessings be upon him. From Adam, Allah created his […]

 
Umm Haram – a Warrior and Martyr in her Seventies.

(An Article for the Muslim Weekly) by Sr Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood Dear Editor, I was most interested to read about the mosque and tomb of Umm Haram in Cyprus (the Hala Sultan Tekke). From my own researches, I can vouch for the fact that Umm Haram was indeed one of the Prophet’s relatives, a sort-of aunt […]

 
The Prophet’s Wives – The Sad Story of Princess Asma of the Banu Kindah

by Sr Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood. (Material adapted from her ‘Life of the Prophet Muhammad ) In the Year of the Deputations (9-10 AH), the Banu Kindah, or al-Jawn, were amongst the many influential tribes that sent a deputation to meet the Prophet (pbuh). They had played a decisive role in Arab history before the coming of […]

 
What can women tell us about Islam?

A talk given to a British Council Conference by Sr Ruqaiyyah The questions asked of me were: How do cultural or religious practices concerning the place and status of women in Muslim societies survive the experience, over several generations, of western society, and the frequent tensions between women’s aspirations and traditional views of their role? […]

 
A Girl called Asma

by Sr. Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood. It is important that young Muslims growing up today are inspired by examples of the past, particularly from the time of our Prophet (pbuh) and his sahabah. I was asked to think about this, and give such an example. There are so many to choose from – and being female, I particularly wanted to choose […]