In The Qur’an, we get the story of Solomon (Suleiman) and his interaction with...– Osama (Partytilfajr)
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You may say that this [veiling] is the lived reality of many Muslim women...– Asma Barlas (via mosprob)
sharquaouia: Al Jazeera - The Stream: “In Morocco, legal loophole questioned after girl’s death Background of Amina Filali’s case here. I show up at some point after the 4-minute mark, though I’m just there for decoration. Watch all of it for Loubna Skalli-Hanna’s comments and responses. She nails it on the head.
Peace and many blessings to the granddaughter...
thalamtnafsee: ..Today marks the birth of a woman who many Muslims have no knowledge of. She was the one who has preserved the essence of modesty, chastity, and outspoken behavior; the woman whom many Muslims revere to and name their daughters after. However, not many know of her struggles, her oppressed state, or to whom she is related to. But more unfortunately, not many know of her at all. ...
Pakistan’s acid victim commits suicide in Italy →
Barely a month after Pakistan bagged its first Oscar for a documentary on victims of acid attacks, the country’s most famous face of one such assault ended her 13-year ordeal by jumping out of her sixth-floor apartment in Italy. Fakhra Yunus was 22 when her husband Bilal Khar, a member of the politically strong Khar family of Punjab, marred her life by allegedly throwing acid on her face just...
mllanders: ‘It must be recalled, however, that Orientalism was not just about representations or stereotypes of the Orient but about how these were linked and integral to projects of domination that were ongoing. This raises an uncomfortable question about all our work of the combating-stereotype sort — and I would include here not just these books but many others that show how active,...
The hope is that the law will be implemented, because, of course, Pakistan has...– Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on acid attack laws in Pakistan
Sana Saleem: Justice For Fakhra? →
In April of 2000, 20-year-old Fakhra Younus poured acid all over her face, burning her skin, melting the flesh and bone underneath and mutilating her face and her body. It seeped into her clothes dissolving them, melting her breasts, fusing her lips to her chin and burned her hair off, while her five-year-old son witnessed the ordeal. That’s the only version of truth about Fakhra that may ever be...
10 Muslim Women Every Person Should Know ||... →
Contrary to popular belief, Muslim women have served as revolutionary and heroic leaders. However, in recent years, due to the global socio-political climate, the phrase “Muslim woman” might conjure an image of a demure un-empowered woman sheltered by her burqa. Yet this image is not what our history records or what our present reflects. For example, the current Prime Ministers of...
10 Muslim Women Every Person Should Know →
jahanzebjz: The oldest-degree granting university in the world was founded by a Muslim woman in Morocco. And is the woman in depicted in my avatar!
#RIPShaima. What happened to her is terrible. But until we know the full...– Haroon Moghul (via almaswithinalmas)
One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi →
Be careful of your duty toward God in whose name you demand your rights, and...– Qur’an 4:1
Love After Marriage
mohside: One of the most important parts of marriage is love. A husband and a wife must love each other and must try their best to not only remain in love; but to increase the love that they have for each other. Islam encourages husbands and wives to love each other, for instance take the verse: “And of His signs is that He created for you mates from your own selves that you may take comfort in...
Jadaliyya | Notes from Western Sahara: An... →
As the Arab Spring spread across several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, American philosopher Noam Chomsky argued that it did not originate in Tunisia, as is commonly understood. “In fact, the current wave of protests actually began last November in Western Sahara, which is under Moroccan rule, after a brutal invasion and occupation,” Chomsky stated. “The Moroccan forces came in,...
mllanders: Interview: Shirin Neshat & Shahzia Sikander | Asia Society Shirin Neshat: “I feel what threads my work to the traditions of Iran or Islam is the notion of poetry. I think that one underlying element in all of my work is that it is very, very poetic, and very metaphoric in its form of language. … “I applied calligraphy originally to my photography because I...
‘As subjects of representation, the category of “Arab women” almost always...– Suad Joseph, “Thinking Intentionality: Arab Women’s Subjectivity and Its Discontents,” JMEWS, Spring 2012. (via mllanders)
We need more maturity in how we talk to the opposite gender. Zeba’s has made...– Hussein Rashid (via almaswithinalmas)
17-year-old student ready to take hijab fight to... →
kashifzzub: People must judge me by what is in my head and not what is on my head,” said Hadiya Iqbal, a II PUC student who was stopped from wearing the headscarf in the classroom. She refused to attend class without a headscarf. She had almost given up on appearing for the examination this year after her hall ticket was withheld due to a lack of attendance. But principal of the Jain PU...
So I added Twitter-share and Facebook-like buttons at the bottom of each page when you click on the individual post. Not that I’m eager for traffic, just that I’ve noticed that there is some traffic coming from Facebook, so I tried to make my posts easier to share. I don’t know how to get the Twitter share url to work properly without having the person click on the individual...