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Women in Qur'anic Society

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SHAFAQNA-The first of these characteristics of a Qur'anic society which affect women is that both sexes are held to be equal in status and worth. In other words, the Qur'an teaches us that women and men are all creatures of Allah, existing on…

The Respect for Woman in Islam

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SHAFAQNA- In the Islamic society the woman has an honored position and, beside her legal and civil rights, enjoys special respect, love, affection and the gentle feelings which she deserves most. Is she not the compassionate mother, the beloved…

New Danish Muslim (Lene Matteson): Sublime Status of Women in Islam Attracted Me

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SHAFAQNA- According to rahyafte: Speaking at a program held at the 21st International Holy Quran Exhibition, Lene Matteson from Denmark added that Muslim women have far more rights than those in European and American countries. The…

Hijab and its importance

SHAFAQNA- One Ethiopian female student was asked why you follow the rules of Islam such as fasting, hijab (head cover), prayers: she answered: I am following because Allah had ordered us to follow so as a Muslim, it is our duty to follow…

Women and men really do see things differently

SHAFAQNA- Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or so the saying goes. Well, science has confirmed there is an area apart from biology and habits where the sexes differ: the way they look at faces and absorb visual information. The…

Women’s Equality in Quranic Society

SHAFAQNA- A DUAL SEX RATHER THAN UNISEX SOCIETY Now let us consider the second basic characteristic of the Quranic society which affects the position of women. This is found in the directives for a dual sex rather than a unisex society.…

The Woman in the Eyes of the Societies

SHAFAQNA- The Woman in the Eyes of the Societies There are a lot of ideas and theories which are wide spread among the people and which rank the woman in a level less than that of the man. Also, the people incline to…

Great British Bake Off winner proud to represent Muslims and Bengalis

SHAFAQNA - As the first female Muslim contestant on British reality TV culinary series The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain naturally attracted a lot of attention. And even more so since winning the sixth season which aired in the…

First Saudi woman to run in elections

SHAFAQNA - Their election leaflets cannot contain photographs, and they are not allowed to address men directly at campaign meetings. But in a breakthrough moment for Saudi Arabia, a country known neither for voting nor for female emancipation,…

Nadiya’s hijab is problematic, but not for the reasons you think - OpEd

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SHAFAQNA - Last Wednesday, Nadiya Jamir Hussain, 30-year-old Muslim woman from Northern England, won BBC’s The Great British Bake Off. Adored for her quirky facial expressions and “acrobatic eyebrows,” Hussain has since become a praised…

Muslim Lynched to Death Over Rumor of Eating Beef

SHAFAQNA - A fifty-year-old Indian Muslim has been beaten to death and his son severely injured after a Hindu mob attacked them over rumors of eating beef, ignoring pleas by his daughter who denied these rumors. “When our team reached…

Women’s Equality in Quranic Society

SHAFAQNA- Now let us consider the second basic characteristic of the Quranic society which affects the position of women.  This is found in the directives for a dual sex rather than a unisex society.  While maintaining the validity of the…