What is Islam?

Islam is the name of the religion that Muslims follow. People who practice Islam are called Muslims, just like those who practice Christianity are called Christians. The literal and lexical meaning of Islam means submission. Islam comes from the root Arabic letters s-l-m which are the same root letters [...]

2018-03-20T19:37:24+00:00March 20th, 2018|FAQs, Islam|

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, tribal, anti-Western, backward [...]

2018-03-19T16:39:22+00:00March 18th, 2018|FAQs, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism, Women in Islam|

The Wife of Pharaoh

Habeeba Husain Hearing the stereotypes of Muslim women as passive, weak, and oppressed is really disappointing, not to mention flat out wrong. The mislabels are not new, but their amplification in this post-9/11 and presidential Trump era in the United States makes them hard to ignore. When I [...]

2018-03-18T21:14:25+00:00March 18th, 2018|Islam, Women in Islam|

Khadija

Habeeba Husain We live in a society that unfortunately paints Muslim women as being oppressed. Although Islam introduced women to rights they never previously held, the religion is defamed as misogynistic. In reality, Islam began in a society that greatly devalued women. They were not allowed to inherit, [...]

2018-03-18T20:30:03+00:00March 18th, 2018|Women in Islam|

The Myth of Liberation

Are Muslim women oppressed? Those in the West often look at women in the Muslim world with pity, wishing to never be in their shoes. The status of the Western woman is considered superior to their counterparts in Muslim communities and the Muslim world. Despite Western women facing sexual [...]

2018-03-07T21:16:03+00:00March 7th, 2018|Women in Islam|