VEIL: THE VIEW FROM THE INSIDE

Do Muslim Women Have Rights?

Anyone whose sole source of knowledge about Islam has been the Western media, "knows" that Islam "oppresses" women. The hijab or veil, is the symbol of such "oppression." To "liberate" Muslim women from such "oppression" has been the cherished goal of media pundits, Western "experts" on Islam, and the feminists.

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First Impressions

It is an accepted fact that the first impressions that fall upon the simple mind of the child will never be erased. The world renowned scholar of the century Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (rahimahullah) once said that one of the things his mother impressed upon him from his childhood days was to refrain from being cruel to anyone or from hurting anyone’s feelings.

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Respect = The Stairway to Progress

Imaam Abu Haneefah (rahimahullah) said: “I never stretched out my legs in the direction of my teacher Imaam Hammaad’s (rahimahullah) house, out of respect for him. This is despite the fact that there were seven side streets between my house and his house. Every salaah that I offered after Imaam Hammaad passed away, I sought forgiveness for him together with my parents. I certainly seek forgiveness for all those under whom I studied or all those who taught me something.”

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“Super Foods” for Ramadaan

The modern world has swept us off our feet in so many ways… our dressing, our lifestyles and most noticeably our eating habits. We have so casually adapted the western culture of unhealthy eating, moving further and further away from the Noble teachings of the Quraan and Sunnah of The Noble Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him).

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