Month: January 2021

TMWT Quick Read: Dismantling the Sexist Myth Around Love and Respect
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TMWT Quick Read: Dismantling the Sexist Myth Around Love and Respect

At the very root of this vague and incorrect notion that either Respect or Love should be served based on gender is sexism. Men are conditioned to suppress their human emotions, the need to be cared for, listened to -but to aspire to Hardness, violence, and toxicity.

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Building Sustainable Communities: In Conversation with Yasmine Mohamed
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Building Sustainable Communities: In Conversation with Yasmine Mohamed

I learnt early in life through watching my mother, observing the men in our family and around us, that sometimes girls and women just have to roll their sleeves up, tackle the hard stuff and get things done. I come from a community of broken homes, so all I ever saw growing up was women playing both roles.

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Deconstructing the Empty Rhetoric: On the Societal Value of Motherhood
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Deconstructing the Empty Rhetoric: On the Societal Value of Motherhood

This is what they told mothers who were abandoned to the street with vulnerable children, literally having to beg for help from local communities. Many mothers simultaneously put up with the shame of being poor and asking for aid. Did these mothers see value in their motherhood at this point? Did they feel the sweetness of giving as freely as sunshine and rain?

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TMWT Quick Read: The Weaponization of Sabr in Domestic Violence Cases
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TMWT Quick Read: The Weaponisation of Sabr in Domestic Violence Cases

You cannot receive healing from the very person who has oppressed you. You cannot sit there and pray without “tying your camel”. You know you’ve waited long enough, you know he’s never going to change. You know if you keep staying, you will lose every single bit of yourself.

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Safe Spaces: The Muslimah Virtual Parlour is Hosting Conversations for Muslim Women
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The Muslimah Virtual Parlour is Hosting Conversations for Muslim Women

Seeing the need to create an alternative solution, Muti’ah Badruddeen, a Saudi-based physician and Author of three books founded The Muslimah Virtual Parlour, an open, honest, relaxed and non-judgemental arena to share our ideas, views and experiences on matters that affect us as Muslim women in today’s world.

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Our Voices Aren’t Awrah: On Censorship and The Disappearance Of Muslim Women

In retaliation, the patriarchy did what the patriarchy does best. It fought and rallied for the disappearance of women. Many fans of female reciters and other female Sheikhas protested against the fatwa but to no avail. Radio stations soon stopped playing Sheikha Munira and other Shiekhas’ recitations. The Sheikhs refused to rescind their fatwa even though some scholars saw it as a form of intellectual regression.

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In Conversation with Katie Haseeb: Art, Empowerment and Spirituality
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In Conversation with Katie Haseeb: Art, Empowerment and Spirituality

Muslim women telling our own stories is empowering and necessary, since we’re all aware of the perverse misrepresentations that can occur when our stories are told by others. If you look at the great cultures and societies throughout the history of the Islamic tradition, you will find a strong history of artists, craftspeople, and distinct artistic styles.

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Al-Khansa: A Mistress of Ancient Arab Poetry
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Al-Khansa: A Mistress of Ancient Arab Poetry

Patriarchal studies along the years had relegated her work as emotional, typical of a woman, and even hysteric and obsessive. However, in a world, where Arabs believed themselves the fathers of poetry, her poetry would not have risen to popularity let alone survived had it just been emotional or beautiful.

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Empowering Women in Nigeria's Underserved Communities; Meet the Founder of The butterfly Project
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The Butterfly Project: Meet the Woman Empowering Women in Nigeria’s Underserved Communities

Coming to terms with the truth that it will never be enough, no matter how much I do, renders me powerless. But now, it just makes me want to do my part even more while resting in the knowledge that other humans are holding up their ends of the sky.

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We all Need to Talk About Sex: Dismantling the Culture of Purity and Shame
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We all Need to Talk About Sex: Dismantling the Culture of Purity and Shame

In a particular tradition, the Prophet (PBUH) stressed that a man should make sure his partner achieves orgasm before himself. He also gave glad tidings of reward for partners who had sex and satisfied each other, stating that pleasurable sex was an act of Sadaqah. According to him, sex is an integral part of spirituality.

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