Posts Tagged ‘mother’

When My Eyes Saw the Last of Maryam

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When My Eyes Saw the Last of Maryam

I am 23 years old and married. I am young and I have been through a lot in my life. The first time I wore the hijab, I was 18 years old. Unfortunately, I took it off because of the lack of my knowledge. It is no surprise that Allah says in the Qur’an: “It is only those who have knowledge amongst His slaves that fear Allah.” [Surat Fatir , 35: 28] Since my knowledge was lacking in Islam, my taqwa was weak. If someone has weak taqwa, how would they have enough fear of Allah ? And if they don’t have enough fear of Allah, then how would they put on a hijab for Allah’s pleasure?

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Lip-gloss, Eyeliner, and a Spine-Chilling Day

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Lip-gloss, Eyeliner, and a Spine-Chilling Day

The mistakes we make are sometimes the most valuable lessons we learn, as one anonymous sister shares with us. May Allah protect us and enable us to follow His guidance. I always heard growing up that Allah protects the women through the (correct) hijab. Allah keeps the women with honor, integrity, and dignity through the […]

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The Power of Leading by Example

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The Power of Leading by Example

Lately, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the discussions I hear our Mothers have with one another. The subject has risen from a very sacred and valuable command from our Creator: the command of Hijab. As Allah says in the Qur’an, “O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them (when they go out or are among men). That is better in order that they may be known (to be Muslims) and not annoyed…” (Qur’an 33:54)

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