How the Hijab Brought a Young Michigan Woman to Islam

As a young girl from Michigan, Lisa felt attached to Christianity. Her father’s family was Catholic while her mother’s side was conservative Christian Baptist. However, Lisa’s mother never really embraced Christianity and held rather negative views about religion. “She raised me to be very open-minded, very liberal, politically and religiously,” Lisa recalls. Hence, the decision … Continue reading How the Hijab Brought a Young Michigan Woman to Islam

“Fatima is part of me” – The Prophet’s Exemplary Relationship with his Daughter

An integral part of Islam is maintaining ties of kinship, and in particular, being good towards one’s immediate family. While Prophet Muhammad ﷺ loved all his children equally, he had a very special relationship with his youngest daughter, Fatima. She was born a few years before prophethood was bestowed upon him, and was the only … Continue reading “Fatima is part of me” – The Prophet’s Exemplary Relationship with his Daughter

Khadija’s Example: How Islam Empowers Women Concerning Marriage

Imagine a forty-year-old woman sending someone a marriage proposal. She wouldn’t go down too well in many “conservative” societies, right? Now this woman was twice married and widowed. More eyebrows raised. What’s more, the man she wants to marry is fifteen years younger than her! That’s probably more than what most Muslim societies can take, … Continue reading Khadija’s Example: How Islam Empowers Women Concerning Marriage