Characteristics of the righteous wife.

Praise be to Allah. As this world is a stage that leads to the hereafter, in which man is tested to see what he will do, so that he will be requited for it on the Day of Resurrection, what the wise Muslim must do is seek in this world everything that will help him […]

Ruling on Abortion in Islam.

Almighty Allah prohibited killing the soul and aborting children for fear of poverty and need, it is one of the major sins that cause the wrath of the Lord. Almighty Allah says (what can be translated as): “And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, […]

Saumya, Ex-Hindu, India.

When the truth is revealed to you and you stand face to face with it, how long can you refuse to accept it?  How long would you run away denying it?  There comes a point in your life when you have to break free from all the chains that hold you back from answering the […]

Advice for the New Mother.

The coming of a first new baby is a time of excitement and every Muslim mother-to-be eagerly awaits the arrival of this special gift. It is easy to find the latest advice and useful practical tips and information about what to expect of the early weeks of motherhood on a day to day basis from […]

Western Teenage Girl.

An insightful and personal account of why a Western teenage girl would reject the ‘wonders’ of fashion, and want to cover herself in the hijab (veil). I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”. I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing. I do not possess a leather jacket. In fact, […]

Virtues of Hijab.

AN ACT OF OBEDIENCE The hijab is an act of obedience to Allah and to his Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Allah says in the Qur’an: “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have an option in their decision. And whoever […]

Elevated Status of Women in Islam.

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Alhamdulillah wa’s-salatu wa’s-salamu ‘ala rasulillah, ‘amma ba’ad: The topic that I was asked to discuss here at McGill University is the elevation of the status of women in Islam. Many, upon hearing the title of this lecture, might assume it to be an oxymoron because the prevalent idea – […]