Posted by Isra on
7/25/2014 4:02 PM
As a child, it was a constant struggle to separate my father from my desire to practice my religion.
He made it next to impossible to enjoy prayer, reading Quran, Ramadan, wearing hijab, going to the masjid, and so many other things that should be encouraged and nourished in an adolescent. [...]
It is unbelievably hard to push forward against negative associations and be able to enjoy your faith when it has been so tarnished by the past
Posted by Isra on
5/27/2014 12:27 PM
An innocent child, she tried to understand the pain that surrounded her.
Resilient, as most children are, she played and laughed, but cried herself to sleep.
From the age she started praying she kept a secret. One that only God knew about. During every prayer, in her quiet conversation with her Lord, she begged Him of a favor: To remove the man called her father from her life or to remove her from his.
Posted by Tanzeel Chohan on
3/8/2014 10:59 AM
Happy International Women's Day!
“O humankind! Reverence your Lord who created you from a single person and created of like nature his mate and from them scattered countless men and women; reverence God through Whom you demand your mutual rights and the wombs that bore you…” (Quran, 4:1).
The words that appear in the chapter on Women indicate two things. One that woman is an equal component in the creation of human beings and second that women are greatly respected for carrying the responsibility of multiplying men and women on God’s Earth.
Posted by Zerqa Abid on
7/15/2012 12:00 AM
A major source of confusion and misunderstanding about the permissibility of domestic abuse in Islam to discipline one’s wife is the disputed translation of the famous verse 4:34 of Quran. Abdullah Yusuf Ali, like many other scholars, translates it as following:
“… As to those women on whom part ye fear disloyalty and ill conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds, (And last) spank them (lightly); …
This and similar translations have been challenged on two grounds by several Muslim scholars in the recent years. The first is on grounds of alternate meanings of the word “durbahunna.” For example, the Global Muslim Women’s Shura Council writes in its report Jihad Against Violence: Women Struggle for Peace:
In classical Arabic, the word daraba has 25 different meanings. “Beat” or “chastise” are two of them, but another is “go away from.” Therefore, the verse could be interpreted:
As to those women on whose part you fear disloyalty, first admonish them, then abandon their sleeping places, then go away from them.