Women at the Time of the Prophet (ﷺ): Empowered But Humble

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ I often come across rather polarized views regarding women and wealth. On one end are the slightly misogynistic myths that purport that if a woman is allowed to earn her own money and become financially independent, she becomes too headstrong and rebellious, and loses interest in living a simple life that … Continue reading Women at the Time of the Prophet (ﷺ): Empowered But Humble

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Deprived of Light on Judgment Day: 5 Behavioral Traits of Munafiqs

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ I find the concept of nifaq intriguing. It is something that I often ponder upon, as it is a disease of the heart that is difficult to detect. This is because it does not openly manifest itself in a person's outward actions, so someone infected with nifaq outwardly appears to be the … Continue reading Deprived of Light on Judgment Day: 5 Behavioral Traits of Munafiqs

Wedding Extravagance: Much Ado About a Superficial “Do”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم She is engaged and due to be married soon. She spends most of her waking hours daydreaming, perusing fashion magazines, shopping, or imagining what married life would be like. She finds herself ushered more often into the kitchen, and her parents treat her like a princess. The primary thoughts occupying everyone's … Continue reading Wedding Extravagance: Much Ado About a Superficial “Do”

Hope

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم I wrote this reflection as a student of the Quran, when I was 21~22 years old and had just started hijab. I submitted this 'article' somewhere, hoping that they'd publish it on their website, but they didn't. I became disappointed in my ability to write, and stopped writing completely, until 5 years … Continue reading Hope

Why Dissing Religious People is the Norm – its Nothing Personal, Really

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيمِ The setting could be anywhere: an air-conditioned drawing room at a social get-together, with attendees making small talk amid the tinkling of crockery and glassware; a regular print newspaper or magazine column mercilessly analyzing the mistakes and misdemeanors of so-called 'religious extremists' of our country, leaving a bad taste in the … Continue reading Why Dissing Religious People is the Norm – its Nothing Personal, Really