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Female Sexual Desires – Eradicating The Stigma


The mind and body contradict. The body responds to the natural desires and the mind rejects these desires, rather recalls the fallacious cultural beliefs that she was raised with. Read More »

Muslim Vignettes on Female Sexuality | NewlyWeds


The beauty of being newlyweds is that you have no baggage, barriers, or walls. You are bare-naked in terms of emotions. Bring that into the bedroom. A principle that we hoped would ground our relationship is being open, communicating with each other about everything, so there is no room for misinterpretation. Read More »

The Niqab Debate | How Muslims Contribute & Articulate Faith in British Society [Part II]


Part Two [Part One of this debate can be viewed here] Although the pseudo-controversy surrounding the niqāb is at the vanguard of the tabloid agenda, we must ask ourselves why it is that in a liberal democracy, wherein religious freedom of its minorities should be protected, there seems to be an attack on these religious symbols of Muslims; whether it ... Read More »

‘Walking Wounded’: Discuss Spiritual Crisis


“For some, this period [of religious development] was characterized by increased insularity, intolerance, and estrangement, sometimes from family…At the time, this felt right…But a curious thing happened to many of us as we aged…We began to see ourselves as individuals rather than members of homogenous 'whole'. And, of course, this led to friction as others saw us change, evolve and ... Read More »

Single & Looking | Muslim Vignettes on Female Sexuality

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On Attraction from a Unmarried Perspective “If a man wants to betroth a woman, he can look at what entices him to accomplish his marriage.” [Reported by Abu Dawud] As someone who is looking to get married and extremely inexperienced in all terms of physical intimacy, all of this sex talk is something that feels like a creeping elephant in ... Read More »

Sex MashaAllah | Muslim Vignettes on Female Sexuality

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This series of articles contains the perspectives of several Muslim women at different stages of life who have grown up and lived in different parts of the world, East and West, and want to share some insights with Muslim men – both married and unmarried - who don't want sexually repressed, bitter spouses and failing marriages. This is a look behind the scenes to aid understanding of a universal social issue. For the sake of privacy, each writer is identified only by her marital status. May Allah bless all of us with loving, passionate, and fulfilling intimate lives. Read More »

UnMosqued Primer: What You Need to Know About the Arguments

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The 'unmosqued' discussion has spawned a host of conversations, coffee shop conversations, desi dinner party fodder, tweetable soundbites, virally shared facebook updates, and even a couple of blog articles right here on MuslimMatters. To say that this topic interests me is an understatement (I even started a website dedicated to trying to steer leaders into running their masjids better). When it comes ... Read More »

Ismail Kamdar I A Glimpse at the Life of Aishah Bint Abi Bakr


Lecture by Ismail Kamdar | Transcribed by Zara T. [The following is the video and transcript of Ismail Kamdar's lecture "A Glimpse at the Life of Aishah Bint Abi Bakr."  The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The lecture can be viewed here.   Asalamualaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu All praise is due to Allāh and may Allāh's peace and blessings be ... Read More »

Shaykh al-Ghazali and Laying the Foundations of Da‘wah


As du‘at (callers to Islam) we must not make anyone feel that they are second-class human beings. Everyone has the potential for greatness. It is our job to be welcoming and merciful. Read More »

Relief on The Runway- Empowering Women through Modest, Chic Fashion


By Nada Shawish Modern Mary founder and designer Seema Sahin believes that modesty is something that all women can appreciate. At her Washington, D.C., boutique, she exhibits creations that are modest and stylish, with vibrant colors and carefully organized details. She's worked with a lot of organizations to pursue charity work through her fashions. At Islamic Relief's Relief on the ... Read More »

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