Who is a mahram?
A woman’s mahram is a man to whom she is related by blood or cannot marry: Father, grandfather, great-grandfathers. Sons, grandsons, great-grandsons. Brothers and half-brothers (brother with whom one shares one parent). Milk brother...
Seeds of Change (part 2) – Establishing the pillars of society in Madinah
During his life in Makkah, in the early years after the revelation, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) began spreading the basic concepts of Islam, but as he (peace be on him) and...
Is perfume halal for women?
The power of smell The powerful effect of smells cannot be underestimated. There is a deep science behind the psychology of smells. Smells in animal kingdom are used to send sophisticated signals, and in...
What does Islam say about Zina
What is the definition of zina? Zina is illicit sexual intercourse – having sex with someone you are not married to. We have been warned about zina in many narrations in the hadith and...
Are forced marriages allowed in Islam?
Forced marriages are haram in Islam. Shariah From a legal point of view the Islamic marriage contract requires 4 conditions to be fulfilled to be valid. The very first of these is the consent...
Silencing women is not the prophetic way
Islam came to liberate women from the abusive and oppressive mentality which had existed towards in the Arab community for centuries. Islam gave woman the freedom to express herself and to be independent, financially...
Are men superior to women in Islam?
A commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted concept is whether men are superior to women. For a long time, men have enjoyed feeling that they are better than women and feeling that they are in the...
What does International Women’s Day have to do with Islam
Women’s Right to Fair Treatment Women’s Day is a reminder that we still have not secured freedom from oppression for women. Isn’t it time that we deliver women the rights that Islam gave them...
Examples of Inspiring Women
Delivered 2015. Specific examples of inspiring and respected women from the time of the Prophet PBUH. Also notes on Quranic accounts of Eve and the Queen of Sheba.