Category: Sisters/Women

Men and Women Can’t Be “Just Friends” – Scientific American

New research suggests that there may be some truth to this possibility—that we may think we’re capable
of being “just friends” with members of the opposite sex, but the opportunity (or perceived opportunity) for “romance” is often lurking just around the corner, waiting to pounce at the most inopportune moment…more:  scientificamerican.com/

Islam says:”The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise” (9-71)

Muslim athletes speak about Islam in annual LAMP Speaker Series

“I was at the peak of my dream, I was right there, about to grab onto it, and I was told I couldn’t play,” Abdul-Qaadir said. “I started to question wearing hijab, I started to question who I was. I felt like once basketball was taken away, I lost my identity. For years, I was a Muslim basketball hooper. When basketball got taken away, I was just a Muslim.”

Abdul-Qaadir, who played basketball from the time she was 4 years old, was stopped from playing basketball internationally because of regulations preventing the use of headwear by the International Basketball Federation…more:  thedaonline.com

 

Raising a Confident Muslim-American Child in the Age of Islamophobia

 

Raising a child is a difficult feat. Raising a brown child in America is even trickier. Raising a brown, Muslim child in America seems almost impossible….
It’s a tough world out there, but I know, Insha’Allah, how to prepare my son and daughter for it.  I will teach my children the examples of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), my own parents and of anyone who overcomes adversity with grace and kindness. And I will learn from these examples and become the person my children want to emulate….more: .altmuslimah.

Exclusive: Dolce & Gabbana Debuts Abaya Collection

Italian House Dolce & Gabbana has launched its very first abaya collection and makes its global reveal here on Style.com/Arabia. For the most part, the collection comes in neutral hues—luxe black and sandy beige—while a sprinkling of abayas capture the Sicilian spirit of the house . ARABIA.STYLE.COM

Vernon Hills students join their Muslim peers in wearing hijabs

Vernon Hills High School senior Yasmeen Abdallah, who is a Muslim, carefully wrapped the traditional Hijab program in Vernon Hillshijab around the head of junior Charli Mosley while she explained its purpose.

“You can’t really understand or judge a person and their beliefs until you understand why they do it and what it’s like for them to do what they’re doing,” explained Abdallah, who is the president of the school’s Muslim Student Association….more:  dailyherald