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Muslim Women

There are many extremes in this. For exam­ple, some peo­ple believe that wom­en should not be edu­cat­ed at all; that they should be kept com­plete­ly igno­rant so that they don’t know any­thing beyond the basics of their faith. This is com­plete­ly reject­ed by our deen. Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi, for exam­ple, com­piled the famous work Bahishti Zewar and aimed it par­tic­u­lar­ly toward wom­en. The com­pre­hen­sive­ness of the book sug­gests it is a work that ought to live on the book­shelf of every home and used as a guid­ance for every aspect of a woman’s (and indeed her family’s) life. Indeed, such is the use­ful­ness of the book that it is not uncom­mon to find muftis using Bahishti Zewar as a ref­er­ence point nowa­days.

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International women’s day

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, may the mer­cy and bless­ings of God be upon him, the last Prophet of God. The Quran and the Sun­nah of the Prophet are the sources from which every Mus­lim wom­an derives her rights and duties.

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Safer Internet Day

For some indi­vid­u­als, the num­ber of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ are a stamp of approval of their own exis­ten­tial val­ue and self-esteem. After all, an online pro­file implic­it­ly demands recog­ni­tion. But, unlike in con­ven­tion­al adver­tis­ing where we have inde­pen­dent reg­u­la­tors with teeth (like the Adver­tis­ing Stan­dards Agen­cy and Ofcom in the UK), there isn’t any­thing like it for social media. Cue the scourge of ‘fake news.’ The click bait cul­ture, that fuels online pop­ulism is a well orches­trat­ed mon­ey-mak­ing scheme.

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  • Wednesday, 24th of May 2017
  • 27th Of Sha'ban 1438

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