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Muslim women

Is it permissible to perform abortion before 120 days of pregnancy?

Source : / 9 Sep 2013


As salamu alaikum, would you mind answering about an abortion? Is it permissible before 120 days of pregnancy? Can you give information about the mu’tamad position of the Shafi school and what Ibn Hajar said about it in his “Tuhfah” about it?


Moroccan Chicken Tagine

By Dina Samaha / 3 Sep 2013

This chicken tagine is simple and perfect for your busy day. Also, the children will love it.

If you like the distinctly Moroccan flavors, try this recipe. It’s easy to prepare and cook.

Enjoy the tagine!

Serve with cooked cous cous or rice.


Rate of unemployed Saudi women up 2.3% in 2012

By Fadia Giffry / 27 Aug 2013

Unemployment among Saudi women in the private sector increased by 2.3 percent in 2012, according to new statistics release by the Ministry of Labor.

In 2011, there were around 302,000 unemployed Saudi women, while the figure grew to 358,000 in 2012, marking a notable increase, sources told a local daily.


How is the Iddah Calculated for a Woman Who Does not Menstruate?

By Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan / 22 Aug 2013


How is the ‘iddah period calculated for a woman who does not menstruate (due to menopause or due to a health condition)? I know that normally a woman’s idda period is 3 periods of purity between menstrual cycles.


Quitting Femen, Tunisia’s Amina accuses protest group of Islamophobia

Source : AFP / 22 Aug 2013

Amina Sboui, a Tunisian activist who was detained for nearly three months, said on Tuesday she had left the radical women’s protest group Femen, accusing it of Islamophobia.

“I do not want my name to be associated with an Islamophobic organization,” she told the Maghreb edition of the Huffington Post.


Yemeni Nobel Laureate Karman banned from entering Egypt

Source : AFP / 5 Aug 2013

Egyptian authorities on Sunday banned Yemeni rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman from entering the country for “security reasons,” airport officials said.

Karman was held at Cairo airport on arrival and ordered to return on the flight back to Yemen, the officials said without providing further details. The first Arab woman to win the Nobel peace prize has voiced support for loyalists of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and described his ouster by the military in July as undemocratic.


Performing Sunnah Fasts before Missed Fard Fasts

By Ml. Tariq Muhammad / 25 Jul 2013


As salamu alaikum,

A woman has to fast what she missed during Ramadan due to menstruation. Can she fast sunnah fast without yet fulfilling the missed fard fasts? Jazakallah. May Allah have mercy on you!


A Women’s Guide to Spirituality in Ramadan during Menstruation and Postnatal Bleeding

By Kanika Aggarwal / 24 Jul 2013 

While others will be busy in acts of worship such as fasting, praying, reading Qur'an, etc., most women will spend a portion of Ramadan in the state of menstruation (or postnatal bleeding), leaving them unable to participate in the aforementioned activities.

It is not easy to stay positive at times like these, especially when we see those around us rushing to masājid for taraweeh prayers, spending time in 'itikaaf and reciting the Qur'an. This can lead us to feeling deprived of the reward of this blessed month, and often this feeling ends up decreasing our spirituality rather than increasing it.


Fasting Women

By ISWM / 21 June 2013

Dear fasting sister!

We are being approached by a month of mercy, forgiveness and salvation from Hell. It is the month of fasting, praying Qiyaam (the optional night prayer) and recitation of the Quran. It is a month during which rewards are multiplied and sins are expiated. It is a month that approaches us with all the immense mercy and abundant rewards that it includes. Numerous opportunities to perform different types of virtuous deeds are abound in this month.


The art of origami in Palestine

Source : Al Arabiya / 12 June 2013

Palestinian mother Fadia usually dedicates her time to looking after her children, however, she still finds a moment to practice her new hobby; the ancient Japanese art of Origami.

Origami is an art form established in the 17th century. It is based on folding paper to make three dimensional models.


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