Category: Sisters/Women

How Ugly Marital Spats Might Open the Door to Disease

Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts – a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation, new research suggests.

It’s the first study to illuminate this particular pathway between bad marriages and poor health, said lead author Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Researchat The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The study appears in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology….MORE:  news.osu

American Muslim women don’t need you to save them from Islam. They need your respect.

Hijabs According to a study by The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, for which I direct research, Muslim American women are among the most educated faith group in the country, and outpace their male counterparts in higher education. The majority polled also see Islam as a source of pride and happiness. The more than 40 percent of American women of the Islamic faith who say they wear hijab tell researchers they do so either as an act of piety (54 percent), to be identified as a Muslim (21 percent) or for modesty (12 percent). Only 1 percent said they wear hijab because a family member requires it. Rather than pity, Muslim American women need respect even when their choices don’t conform to the dominant culture’s idea of what liberation is supposed to look like…more:  usatoday

Being unmarried should be considered a risk factor for heart problems, study finds

Study: Isolated risk factors that lead to heart problemsResearchers at Keele University analyzed dozens of studies involving more than two million people and discovered that compared to married people, those who were never married, divorced or widowed were 42 per cent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
They were also 42 per cent more likely to die from from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from a stroke….MORE:  telegraph

Negligence! Kansas City Bills Parents $132G After Child Damages…

A city in Kansas is reportedly demanding $132,000 from the parents of a 5-year-old boy who knocked over a glass sculpture.
The piece of art, “Aphrodite di Kansas City,” was on display at an Overland Park community center when the boy damaged it on May 19, the Kansas City Star reported. He was attending a wedding reception with his parents at the time…more:  news

Teach Your Children

Urging one’s kith and kin to Obey Allah and refrain from evils Allah, the Exalted, says: “And enjoin Salat (the prayer) on your family, and be patient in offering them (i.e., the Salat).” (20:132) “O you who believe! Ward off yourselves…

YOUR KIDS SHOULD NOT BE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE FAMILY

That status needs to belong to the parents.

I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, “Who are the most important people in your family?” Like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they answered, “Our kids!”…MORE:  readingeagle
The angel said about the signs  – of the end of this world (interpretation): ” …They are that the slave-girl “Mother” (Ibn Hajr- Fath Al Bari) will give birth to her mistress ‘Her kids her will treat her as slave”(Ibn Hajr- Fath Al Bari)  and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.” see:  sunnah.com and

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…

UK Imam Message for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an incredibly important date, which should act as a reminder that we must live its values on every other day of the year. This year, more than ever, men have a responsibility to take part in the conversation, and have a responsibility to do what they can to further women’s rights. It is not women’s responsibility alone….MORE:independent