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Golden Muslimas

Golden Muslimas

SOME OF THEM are doting grannies, beaming benignly at the children around them, soothing and entertaining expertly because they’ve done it a thousand times.  Some of them are the wise, kindly aunties at the masjid with experience and intelligence etched upon every…
Freedom and the Hidden Life

Freedom and the “Hidden Life”

If the opponents of Islamic clothing bothered to ask Muslim women their opinion, they would learn something that might surprise them: the vast majority of Muslim women who dress modestly do it willingly and for one reason: to please their Creator. "Yes,…

Bait and Switch (Part 5) Only One Solution

His wife.  In the emergency room.  Bleeding.  Possibly losing their baby.  Sam could hardly cope with the flood of panic that coursed through his body.  He had to restrain himself from running every red light and honking furiously at every driver ahead…

Bait and Switch | Chapter 3: Commitment

"Marry you?" repeated Emma, blankly, as if she didn't understand the words at all. She was so caught off guard by Sam's spontaneous question that she looked completely bewildered. "Well, not right away, of course," explained Sam, rapidly. "I mean, we still…

 Children At Tarawih Prayers?

"In 2007, our Southern California community was privileged to host renowned reciter of the Quran, Shaykh Mishary Rashid Alafasi, at a local masjid. The shaykh stayed throughout Ramadan and led the tarâwîḥ prayers, and thousands of Muslims traveled to the Islamic Center…

A Muslim Father’s Role in Breastfeeding

Beyond the essentials, what else can Muslim fathers do to ensure that their wives and children are going to have the best possible chance for a healthy, successful nursing relationship? And why should fathers invest so much in breastfeeding in the first…