Category: Sisters/Women

Contentment with Allah’s Decree

At every stage in life, things are pre-ordained a certain way, which we might not like. Accepting them, however, will help us attain peace of mind, writes Sadaf Farooqi. Often since motherhood, I have caught myself critically analysing my reflection…

Chapter 4: Public Views on Staying at Home vs. Working

Image result for What’s Best for Children? pew researchDespite the fact that most mothers in the U.S. work at least part time, many Americans continue to believe that having
a mother who stays at home is beneficial for a young child, though as is often the case with public opinion variations in question wording elicit slightly different responses. A recent Pew Research survey focusing on “parents,” rather than just on mothers, asked Americans which statement came closer to their view: First, children are better off when a parent stays home to focus on the family; or second, children are just as well off when their parents work outside the home. Fully six-in-ten adults chose the first statement and only about one-third (35%) chose the second statement….more: .pewsocialtrends.org

What Is the Status of Women in Islam?

  Islam sees a woman, whether single or married, as an individual in her own right, with the right to own and dispose of her property and earnings without any guardianship over her (whether that be her father, husband, or…

Ramadan & Children

Ramadan is here again. How are we preparing our children to embrace it? have any new ideas for them? Any novel way to communicate to our children the meaning of this blessed month? Ramadan is the month the Qur’ân was…

What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew

The responses were eye-opening for Ms. Schwartz. Some children were struggling with poverty (“I wish my teacher knew I don’t have pencils at home to do my homework”); an absent parent (“I wish my teacher knew that sometimes my reading log is not signed because my mom isn’t around a lot”); and a parent taken away (“I wish my teacher knew how much I miss my dad because he got deported to Mexico when I was 3 years old and I haven’t seen him in six years”)…… nytimes.com

Get Inspired by the Muslim Woman Who Hid a Jew’s Yellow Star With Her Veil

Now more than ever, it’s our duty as Jews to stand in solidarity with and in defense of Muslim Americans. This is true because Islamophobic hatred is inherently an unacceptable injustice. It’s also true because we know what it is to feel targeted, hunted, and in this sort of danger — and because, when we were, there were Muslims who fought for us….more: FORWARD.COM

A 7-year-old told her bus driver she couldn’t wake her parents. Police found them dead at home.

For more than a day, the 7-year-old girl had been trying to wake her parents.

Dutifully, she got dressed in their apartment outside Pittsburgh on Monday morning and went to school, keeping her worries to herself. But on the bus ride home, McKeesport, Pa., police say, she told the driver she’d been unable to rouse the adults in her house.

Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses, according to police….more: WASHINGTONPOST

Seeking Escape From Home, Kansas Man Robs Bank, Goes Straight to Jail

A Kansas man robbed a bank last week in order to go to jail and avoid his wife, court documents showed.Lawrence John Ripple, 70, is shown in this Wyandotte County Detention Center in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. released on September 7, 2016.  Courtesy Wyandotte County Detention Center/Handout via REUTERS

Lawrence John Ripple, 70, told his wife following a fight on Friday that “he’d rather be in jail than at home.”

After writing a note stating that he had a gun and wanted money, Ripple walked to a bank in Kansas City, Kansas, and handed it to the teller….MORE: www.reuters.com/

The Wisdom Behind Prophet’s Marrige

  Allah’s wisdom is great, and part of His wisdom is that He has permitted men, in previous divine laws and in the sharee‘ah of our Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), to marry more than…