Single?

If the woman does not marry in this life, Allah will marry her off in Paradise to the one she finds delight in. – Ibn Uthaymin

It is better for a woman to be married than to remain single, but it is better for her to be single than to be married to an oppressive, abusive man who makes her life an intolerable misery. – Mufti Ismail Menk

Beauty of the heart

By: Maryam Amir

How frequently have you not felt beautiful or attractive or good about your looks?

Prophet Yusuf – Joseph (peace be upon him) was given astounding beauty. And yet, as Imam Ibnul Qayyim notes, his beauty was a root reason for why Yusuf (peace be upon him) was imprisoned.

What got him out of prison, elevated his rank amongst people and put him in one of the most powerful positions of the country? It began with interpreting the dream of the King – Knowledge.

God is beautiful and He loves beauty, as the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ taught us. But God’s beauty standards aren’t defined by society and knowledge is what raises our ranks.

Your scars, your stretch marks, your blemishes, the bags under your eyes- every piece of you tells the story of the fight you put up every single day; the sacrifices you’re making, the obstacles you’ve overcome.

When you don’t feel beautiful on the outside, ask yourself: What knowledge and character can I gain to beautify what matters most – my heart?

“Verily, God does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather He looks at your hearts and actions.” – Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

My woman

My wife is a woman who is not a scholar, has not  attended a ton of Halaqahs, nor has she ever given a Halaqah in her life, nor does she speak much in gatherings…  but she is the coolness of her parents, the sanity of her husband, and a woman who embodies loyalty and devotion. When you see me in multiple cities every week teaching, she is at home raising a family and NEVER once complained about my work in D’awah or about me not being home enough. Some people talk the talk and some people walk the walk and I see her as the latter. May Allah preserver her and elevate her and grant her a home in Paradise next to Khadijah (Radiyallahu Anha – may Allah be pleased with her). And may Allah reward all the righteous sisters out there who do the most unappreciated job in the world of holding things down at home. Amin. – Omar Soleiman

Woman’s first relationship

The Muslim woman’s first and most important relation is with her Creator the Almighty, and all other roles in life come after this fundamental aspect of her being. If a woman chooses to take on the role of motherhood she should do so with the intention of drawing closer to Allah Almighty so she will have her sacrifice, commitment and great effort counted as worship. – Excerpt from onislam.net

That “Aha!” moment

Why Muslim women are classified as oppressed and extremist when they observe the veil (Hijab)?

SubhanAllah! Society has a way that they try to discriminate Muslims from everyone else. They don’t even realize that their own religion had worn the Hijab. It is all about gaining knowledge. Take a chance to explore Islam. You will have that “AHA” moment and realize that wow Islam is such a beautiful and peaceful religion. Islam is the way of life. Wearing the Hijab let people know that:  Hey! I am modest woman and my body is not for you to see. I am not interested in what you have to offer for me. You have this impression of keeping it classy and you walk with your head up high choosing not to show men your body. ” 

I personally know that the Hijab creates the beauty of a respectful classy woman. So society think about “why did Christianity , Catholicism, and many other religions cover with the Hijab? ” What was the message given? In today’s society people try to go with what the media says but you have to pull yourself away from the media and start diving into some researching and understanding of Islam in Islamic books such as like the Qur’an to begin with. You would start to understand Islam even more with the knowledge you gain from it. Visit your local mosque to see what the Muslim community is like. Live a life of gaining knowledge.

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Before you give your heart

My dear sisters, I have something important to share with you.

See, we as women, we love words. We can’t help it. But, with that love comes a weakness. A weakness for the power of words. Use the right combination of words, and it’s easy to have us charmed. But let me tell you something important. Not all words are the same. And not all people have the same respect for words. Some use words with no meaning behind them. Only empty shells. Like a lifeless body with no soul. See, words can lie. They can be meaningless. But I will tell you what cannot lie and cannot be meaningless: Action.

My sisters, before you give your heart away, watch for action. Only action will tell the whole truth. Every. Single. Time.

Yasmin Mogahed


DO NOT MARRY 7 TYPES OF MEN:

  1. A man that can not provide for you.
  2. A man that is not Muslim.
  3. A man that does not pray.
  4. A man that is not capable of loving you.
  5. A man that is not a man.
  6. A man whose character and deen do not please you.
  7. A man who does not love you for the sake of Allah, rather loves to show you off and for you to reveal your beauty to other men.

…ikhtilaaf?

[iamthebeliever.com]

Woman’s Display – A Misplay?

Please click Woman’s Display – A Misplay? by Munazza Sharafuddin, a BDS student in Mangaluru.