We are all familiar with the persona of the stereotypical mother-in-law — a woman generally portrayed with an intrusive and critical nature. Mothers-in-law are derided in comedy sketches, in horror stories, in books, and in real life.
A Mother-in-law, that person who is most frequently the butt of a lot of jokes. Mother-in-law, the person who is considered a meddler. Mother-in-law, the person who is considered a busybody. Mother-in-law, just saying the name conjures up all sorts of connotations! Continue reading How to be a good mother-in-law
It is often difficult to explain our Muslim practices to other people, just as we may not understand the way someone of another faith practices their faith. As members of the same communities, it is important to ask them about their practices as well.
Many of your Christian friends have seen Catholic priests and nuns who practice the modest dress. Theworld famous Mother Teresa practiced the modest dress as she worked tirelessly among the poor in India. Orthodox Jewish women also practice the modest dress and believing Jewish men wear the skull cap at all times. Anyone who travels in Spain or Italy sees that many of the village women still dress modestly. Continue reading Some Advice To Sister Who Wants To Wear Hijab
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 mate (Eve) and from these two Allah brought forth many men and many women. Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – Wives are “Mates”
Hijab – Unveiling the Mystery
American Muslim women today are rediscovering the pristine Islam as revealed by Allah, (God), to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh1), more than 1,400 years ago, but without any of the contradictions of ancestral culture. Consequently they are essentially engaging in a life-long exercise of rediscovering their own selves ñ what it means to be a human, a Muslim, and more so, a Muslim woman. Wearing a head-covering (hijab) is an important part of their spiritual journey. Continue reading A RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UMMAH
It seems that just about all of us, by our very nature, have trouble with maintaining our self esteem. It doesn’t matter if we’re men or women, if nobody is reminding us that we are special, valuable people, we start feeling like we’re nobody. Of course, there are those few exception who are convinced that they are God’s gift to the world; but even then, I wonder if that’s what they think, deep down inside. Continue reading Tell Her Why She’s Special
Fatawa: Can Muslim Parents Force Hijab on Daughters?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu Alaykum. Some Western thinkers claim that Muslim parents force their daughters to wear hijab. My question is: Do Muslim parents have the right to force their daughter to wear hijab if she refuses to wear it? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Walaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Continue reading Can Muslim Parents Force Hijab on Daughters?