The Major Role of Women in Islam: Sister Asma Hanif

The Major Role of Women in Islam: Sister Asma Hanif.  by Dr Abd Allah Haroun   “When you educate a woman, you educate a Nation.”  This post is dedicated to my Dear and Beloved Sister in Islam, Asma Hanif, a Soldier in the Path of Allah (SWT) and one of the Giants among us! Muslimat Al-Nisaa, Executive Director,    “In …

Homeless Muslim Women Shelter: An Idea Born of Necessity

Note -This year Asma Hanif received an award for Islamic Community Service and Social Activism By Farkhunda Ali Muslim Link Staff Writer The Muslim woman gives birth to the Muslim child. The Muslim woman nurtures the Muslim youth and the Muslim man. The Muslim woman instills the Islamic values in her children, who eventually carry on the legacy of Islam …

Domestic Violence In The Muslim Community – Where Does The Real Problem Lie?

By Asma Hanif WASHINGTON, D.C. (Muslim Link) April 25, 2008 — A woman is beaten up every 9 seconds in America. Most Muslim men don’t beat their wives. BUT SOME DO! According to a survey by the North American Council for Muslim Women, domestic violence against Muslim women and children occurred in ten percent of the population of Muslims. By …

Domestic Violence: A Societal Imperfection With No Place In A Perfect Religion

By Asma Hanif Peace is the absence of violence. In order to make peace with others, one must first have peace within themselves. Domestic violence is an affliction disruptive to the peaceful co-existence of husband and wife. Such disruptive states infringe not only on the immediate family, but also the Islamic family community at large. Domestic violence does exist within …

Uninsured Muslim Woman Gives Birth at Home

By Farkhunda Ali Muslim Link Staff Writer She was in her early twenties.  It was the first time she experienced nausea.  She had no health insurance.  She was afraid to speak to anyone about her medical problems fearing others will become aware of her “illegal” immigration status. When Amena Ejazi discovered these symptoms several months ago, she went to governmental …

Weekend Conference Educates, Raises Support for Homeless Women

By Farkhunda Ali Muslim Link Staff Writer It was time to break all of the myths about homelessness. It was a weekend to uncover the truth about the sufferings of Muslim women and children without homes. The entire two-day seminar was dedicated to raising awareness on women and children, who often become victims of homelessness and domestic violence. Approximately 250 …

Muslim Women’s Shelter Opens in DC Metroplitan Area (Article 2009)

Muslimat Al-Nisaa Fulfills Pledge to Community, Home Includes Self-Sufficiency Training By: Farkhunda Ali Muslim Link Staff Writer An idea, which was originally born of necessity almost five years ago, has now become a reality. She traveled throughout the Masajid, Islamic Centers, and Muslim organizations in the tri-state DC Metropolitan Area getting people to understand and support her project. She said …