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I’m a feminist, and I converted to Islam

Editor’s note: Theresa Corbin is a writer living in New Orleans. She is the founder of Islamwich and a 141008161410-01-muslim-women-dress-horizontal-gallerycontributor to On Islam and Aquila Style. A version of this piece first appeared on CNN iReport.
(CNN) — I am a Muslim, but I wasn’t always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11.
I was 21 and living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was a bad time to be a Muslim. But after four years of studying, poking and prodding at world religions and their adherents, I decided to take the plunge.
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How Did Sara Horn’s Husband React To Her Becoming A Submissive Wife

My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife [Book]

Can a modern wife be submissive to her husband? In her highly anticipated sequel to My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife, author Sara Horn takes on one of the most widely debated subjects for a Christian wife–marital submission. What does biblical submission look like for wives today? And why is submission viewed as such a dirty word by so many women and men in our culture, including Christians? Can a happily married couple live out the biblical model of submission and be the better for it? Horn takes on a one-year experiment to seek answers to these questions and to explore what it means to be submissive as a wife and “helper” to her husband. The answers–and her discoveries–may surprise you. This unique, entertaining, and thought-provoking personal account will challenge women to throw out their preconceived notions of what a submissive wife looks like and seek fresh leading from God for their lives and marriages today. MORE VIDEO

Settlement reached in anti-Sharia, Knox Schools lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a civil rights lawsuit filed against Knox County Schools after approval of an after-school event by an anti-Sharia law group was rescinded in the wake of publicityKnox County Schools Logo

The school board, Superintendent Jim McIntyre and Farragut High School Principal Michael Reynolds were sued earlier this year in U.S. District Court after an after-hours meeting of a group that warns against the advancement of Islamic law was approved but then rejected when publicity about the April event arose. more  knoxnews

 

The Man and the Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making…

The Remedy

Imam Bukhari, who was one of the greatest compilers of ahadith, became blind at a young age. He had recourse to many famous and skilled doctors of his time but their treatments made no difference. His mother was a pious…

The Rights of Relatives

Besides parents’ rights, a great emphasis is also laid on the rights of other relatives. In Islamic terms, ‘Silah-Rahimi’ is used to denote good treatment towards the relatives’. In the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Hadith , where the Muslims…

Back to school Dawa tips

Dawa Tips on Campus by Kirin Fatima Patel With fall semester underway, campuses all across the nation are welcoming back students eager to learn, explore and define themselves. This is a perfect environment for any Muslim dedicated to fulfilling the…