Women In Islam

Girl Power!!! In Islam
...“Oppression”...“They have to walk 10 steps behind their husband”...“They can’t even work”...

The Veil Is Not Oppression, It’s Chic, Say Muslim Women
By Leela Jacinto

Many women across the Islamic world say the hijab,or traditional headscarf worn with loose clothes, should not be seen as a sign of women's oppression, but a statement of their identity and religion.

Hijaab is an Attitude, not a Fashion(and it's for Men Too!!)
By Fawzia Malik
Wearing the Hijaab isn't just a matter of simply putting a piece of cloth on your head, it is an attitude, a way of thinking and behaving, and accepting yourself for who and what you are. Basically it constitutes an Islamic way of life, it is a statement which indeed should portray a certain attitude.

My BODY is MY OWN Business
By Naheed Mustafa, The Globe and Mail

A Canadian-born Muslim woman has taken to wearing the traditional hijab scarf. It tends to make people see her as either a terrorist or a symbol of oppressed womanhood, but she finds the experience LIBERATING.

B y Four Danish women

That the veiled Muslim woman by all means should be regarded as oppressed is a myth that ought to be killed. Many people are scandalized by the veil, but only few seek an explanation from the Muslim woman herself; her voice is often overheard in this matter. If she is asked, on the other hand, the veil represents freedom and dignity.

When I Covered My Head, I Opened My Mind
By Sharrifa Carlo

As a non-Muslim living in Western society, the idea of modesty was not exactly foremost in my mind. Like all other women of my generation and mind-set, I thought such ideas were antiquated and excessive. I felt pity for the poor Muslim woman who had to "wear all that junk," or "walk around in bed - sheets" as I used to call it.

Hijab By Farhat Lal
Hijab is a very important aspect of a Muslim women's life. The word, as generally understood nowadays refers to the women's Islamic dress

Parda, The Veil
In Islam there is no difference between men and women in regards to their relationship to Allah; they are both promised the same reward for good, or punishment for evil conduct. ...

The Question of Hijab and Choice
The perception of many liberals is that Islam is violent, misogynist, and anti-personal choice, with an Islamic state ideally interfering in every aspect of its citizens’ lives.

Questions & Answers about Hijaab
A simple set of Question and Answers on the Muslim dress code.

A lesson to be learned
By Sultana Yusufali, 17, a Toronto high school student

When people ask me if I feel oppressed, I can honestly say no. I made this decision out of my own free will. I like the fact that I am taking control of the way other people perceive me. I enjoy the fact that I don't give anyone anything to look at and that I have released myself from the bondage of the swinging pendulum of the fashion industry and other institutions that exploit females. My body is my own business. Nobody can tell me how I should look or whether or not I am beautiful. I know that there is more to me than that. I am also able to say no comfortably when people ask me if I feel as though my sexuality is being repressed. I have taken control of my sexuality.

Liberty, Equality & The Headscarf
France's failure to integrate minorities is exposed by a headscarf explains Caroline Wyatt.

The Hijab experience in Canada
Katherine Bullock, a convert to Islam analyzes the Hijab, and the furore that surrounded it.

The furor over the expulsion in 1995 of Quebec high school students who refused to remove their head scarves, with some people declaring the Hijab might not be considered proper “Canadian” dress, demonstrates that the West has not yet transcended the negative stereotype of the oppressed, veiled Muslim woman which has generated during the period of Western colonization of the Middle East ...

Why should a Muslim woman wear a Hijab?
A short article on at least seven reasons why a muslim woman should wear the hijab.

Hijab in the workplace?
An excellent Question & Answers on wearing the hijab especially in the workplace.

Hijabed Like Me
A Non Muslim Woman Experiments with Hijab by Kathy Chin

Western women are turning to Islam in rapidly increasing numbers.
KAY JARDINE discovers why they are so keen to become Muslims.

Women's liberation through Islam
Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women's liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women's liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by God to a man in the seventh century by the name of Muhammad (peace be upon him), who is known as the last Prophet of Islam. The Qur'an and the Traditions of the Prophet (Hadith or Sunnah) are the sources from which every Muslim woman derives her rights and duties.........

Islamic Sisterhood challenges stereotypes
by Marc Ramirez Seattle Times staff reporter

Islam, Culture and Women
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
How can anyone justify Islam's treatment of women, when it imprisons Afghans under blue shuttlecock burqas and makes Pakistani girls marry strangers against their will? How can you respect a religion that forces women into polygamous marriages, mutilates their genitals, forbids them to drive cars and subjects them to the humiliation of "instant" divorce? Infact, none of these practices are Islamic at all........

What are women's rights in Islam?
A short article on at least 12 basic rights which Islam gives to women

177 Reasons for the High Status of Women in Islam
This is a compilation of all the verses in Quran that refer to 'women'.

Mujahida of a Muslim Woman