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
Researchers 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
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
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…
That status needs to belong to the parents.
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
The invitations to 600 guests described the high church dress code thusly: For men, military uniforms, morning coats or lounge suits, otherwise known as business suits in not-wacky colors. For women, “day dress with hat.”…more: apnews.
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…
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…