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Why Do Muslim Women Cover Their Heads?

Why Do Muslim Women Cover Their Heads?

Islam’s code of modesty extends to all aspects of one’s life, including attire. b, the head-covering worn by Muslim women, is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worship God. But why actually do Muslim women cover their heads?
This brochure explores the different dimensions hijab brings to the lives of women and the responsibility men and women share in upholding modesty in society. Along the way, it debunks common stereotypes and celebrates the voices of women who practice hijab with pride!
One of the questions often asked by people is, “Why do Muslim women cover their heads?” The answer lies in understanding the essence of one’s existence as explained in Islam.

Asha and the Washerwoman’s Baby: A Short Story

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Author’s Note: I’m unable to add images to the post due to a technical problem. I decided to publish it without images for now (old school style! – just like a book) and I’ll add...

Intergenerational Islamophobia And Shame – An Unpacking

Intergenerational Islamophobia And Shame – An Unpacking

The Seeds There are seldom few childhood favorites that I obsessively consumed in my formative years –be they books, films, TV shows- that haven’t molded my ideas and my general understanding of the world around me in a fundamental way. I have the irrepressible, and...

Marriage in Islam

Marriage in Islam

Is marriage an easy process in Islam? Why are parents making difficult conditions for marriage? What are the actual conditions of marriage in Islam?
Watch Baba Ali answering these questions and much more.

Palestine And The Millennial Muslim Consciousness

Palestine And The Millennial Muslim Consciousness

{Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.} (Qur’an 17:1) It has been difficult for me to articulate my feelings about...

The Definition of Sunnah

The Definition of Sunnah

Linguistically, Sunnah means a way or method that can have two states, either good or bad. It is derived from the word “Sanan”, which is Arabic for: a road or a path. Sunnah in this sense is mentioned in the hadith of the Messenger of Allah in which he said…