Aishah Azri Today, for many women struggling against glass-ceilings and pay-inequality, the fact that the wife of the Prophet, Khadijah (ra) was a wealthy entrepreneur in a time where most business owners were men, is a source of pride. Often cited as a true representation of women’s empowerment under Islam, our knowledge of how Khadijah (ra) proposed marriage to Muhammad (saws), when she was not … Continue reading Khadijah (ra): A standard working mother?
As Muslims, the concept of us being one body is emphasized greatly and is something we take great pride in – We are the Ummah of Rasoolullah (saw). The strength of our brother/sisterhood is evident in our masajid and community events, and although not perfect, it’s an aspect we all notice the importance of. Most of us have no problem engaging with the opposite gender … Continue reading Gender wars? Clarifying the etiquette between genders
By Feryaal Tahir Shiny floors, the sweet, spicy smell of cinnamon pretzels, and greasy, fresh French fries combined with the chatter of families with grins from ear to ear, rushing into the varieties of shops, all to participate in some great New Year’s sales. I was only able to take in about three and a half minutes of it as my family and I literally ran … Continue reading Through The Double Doors: A Look Into Life With My Sister Who Has Autism
By Rafeeah Laher “Look at her hijab style, it’s so old-fashioned!” “Did you notice how much weight she’s put on!” “She’s so snobby” “Have you heard what happened to her husband? I’ll tell you.” Let’s admit it, we’ve all gossiped about someone at some point. Whether we said something about their physical appearance or character, or talked about their personal affairs in public, regrettably, its … Continue reading Gossip Girl?