Thinking Cap

Modern Feminisms

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Modern Feminisms

I recently read an article which brought to mind how Islam deals with women. All these years, women have been trying to please themselves, men, the world – all unattainable pleasures, whereas they don’t realize the immense rights they have been given by Allah Himself, the Supreme Creator, through the Qur’an and Sunnah. In the end, the only One we can truly please is Allah Himself – by obeying His Commands. According to the article, women are now back to the point of being used for their bodies and now it’s okay since they “allow” it.

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A Woman…

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A Woman…

What is a Woman…? A woman is one of the most beautiful creations of Allah. A woman is the jewel of mankind. A woman is the shining star of the moonlit sky. She is the foundation of our houses, the honour of our souls, the carer of our children, and the guidance without which we would stumble. Our Messenger salla Allahu alayhi wasallam said “[Women] are your partners and committed helpers” [Sahih al-Jami’].

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Airbrushed

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Airbrushed

I read a quote in an article the other day that said something along the lines of: “Humans have become an epidermis with no soul.” How true do you find this statement? The idea of beauty has been awfully distorted by the media – images everywhere of women flawless from every aspect. Sure, lowering the gaze may protect us greatly, but unless Muslims consciously ponder this matter, nobody is immune to the pressure of being “drop-dead-gorgeous.” So I thought it would be a good idea to bring up this discussion from a couple of different aspects.

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Why Do I Wear Hijab?

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Why Do I Wear Hijab?

10. Because I’m free! No one has the right to see anything of me that I don’t give them permission to see. It’s my right to choose who gets to see the best of me – and that will be the one who Allah gave the right to see me, the one who is halal for me, not some stranger. This is a man who will, insha’Allah, have the same feelings of love towards me, and will be willing to sacrifice for me like I sacrifice for him.

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Today’s Ideal Woman

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Today’s Ideal Woman

I was having lunch with friends the other day when talk of the new facebook status trend came up. Since I don’t have FB, I didn’t know what they were talking about, but apparently there is this new thing going around where women put a single colour in their FB status to indicate what the colour of their undergarment is. It’s supposed to raise awareness for Breast Cancer research.

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