Friday, 31 August 2012

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Hijab is the Best Tawakkul Karman Nobel Prize Winner Says Hijab Is a Symbol of the High Level.........Best Hijab Example

Nobel Peace Prize winner  Tawakkul Karman

 ‘The mother of Yemen’s revolution,’ when asked about her Hijab by journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, replied:

Best hijab-example

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Powerful Arab Muslim Woman in 2012 Sheikha Lubna

Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade, has been voted the most powerful Arab woman in 2012 by Forbes magazine.
During a special course called “A Success Story”, hosted by Ajman’s Municipality and Planning Department, Shaikha Lubna spoke about her school days and excellent performance, she also talked about a scholarship awarded to her by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to the US where she studied IT, a specialisation which was not available at the time in the UAE.
There is a “keen interest in advancing women’s role in social and economic development” within the UAE’s leadership, she added.
Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi has Honorary Doctorates in Science, Law and Economics from California State University, the University of Exeter and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea), respectively.
She was included in The Wall Street Journal’s “50 International Women to Watch,” was named “The Most Powerful Arab Woman” in the Forbes magazine list of the World’s Most Powerful Women in 2012,” and was chosen as the “Most Powerful Arab Woman” by Arabian Business magazine.

Friday, 3 February 2012

My Hijab our Identity, our Freedom i am muslim women

Teenagers  Girls tend to define themselves by physical appearance like fashion, hairstyle, favorite music, or the most up-to-date gadget like iPad. Popular culture celebrities, especially those who come from Hollywood or appear in their favourite Disney channel become an idol for most of American Girls teenagers.

A question arise: How do female teenagers define their identity without relying too much in physical appearance? To answer this question we must analyze the role of commercial or fashion brands that influence daily life of teenagers. Many girls in middle-school and high-school admire their role model from young celebrity, whether it is because their good-looking, trendy fashion-style, cute hairstyle, or live in perfect, glamorous world with limousine and party, without having to do much homework or pursuing a high education, those celebrity still successful. Some teens believe that whatever their lifestyle or identity they present it is their freedom in life. Is it really?

So, without relying too much in physical appearance or be a follower of celebrity, what is another way to define our identity? One way is through the role of religion. I am a Muslim and Muslim is a term to define the follower of one of the major of religion, called Islam. Islam is a monotheistic faith which emphasize in the teaching of oneness of God.  Islam shares similar teachings with Judaism and Christianity and known as the three great monotheistic faiths of the  world. The messenger that brought Islamic teaching is an Arab, a humble man named Prophet Muhammad. Through him, Allah revealed the Qur’an— a holy book that contain universal teaching and a moral guidance for both Muslim and mankind.

Furthermore, Sara Javed, a 12th grade Leuzinger’s student emphasized the benefits of wearing hijab that, “Hijab is like shield to me in that way and people around me approach me based on how my personality or character is. I won’t say I am the prettiest girl in this school, but if I would let my hair out and wear clothes which would expose my body, I bet I would attract people, so hijab protects me from that.”

With the rise of popular culture that shaped teenage girls to be cool , most of female adolescents become the ‘midriff’, a highly- sexualized and world-weary sophisticate that increasingly populates television, as reported in PBS documentary titled “The Merchants of Cool.”  As a result, one of the most popular clothing store for pre-teens and teens like Abercrombie and Fitch attract them with an ad where naked young woman in the arms of a naked young man (Forever Families). Is an advertisement like this what today’s teen admire or are they buying into sexy to create a mass identity where thousands of teens wear miniskirts and  tank tops  that reveal their private part of body ? Is looking hot a freedom of identity or is it a clothing and media companies’ strategy to gain as much as dollars from teens and makes them a slaves under physical appearance?

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Relationship between man and woman, Preventing the Girlfriend ,Boyfriend Relationship

The following article highlights ways in which we can teach our children to shun this corrupt act.

In Islam, there is no such thing as a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship. You are either married or you are not. This is what we have to ingrain into our children at the early stage. We should not wait for them to come to us when they are teenagers to ask about girlfriend-boyfriend relationship. At this late stage, even if we forbid them to have such a relationship, how certain are we that they will obey us if they are smitten by someone? Hence, it is important that we teach our children that the only time a girl or boy can have a relationship with a non-mehram is when they are married! Furthermore, if a girl or boy enters into a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship then he/she is entering into a pre-marital relationship.

At the teenage level, we should not be shy to teach them the severity of pre-marital relationship. We need to make them understand that that pre-marital relationships are like the extra-marital relationships, or what is commonly known as adultery or 'an affair'.

It ruins the community by corrupting the people. It unleashes desires that, once allowed free-reign, will destroy families. We can quote to them the examples of illegitimate and abandoned children, broken homes, abortions, sexual diseases - the list goes on.

We should also point out to them the punishment for sexual relationships outside of marriage: Ibn Masoud (r.a.a) related that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, "The blood of a Muslim may not be legally split other than in one of three instances: the married person who commits adultery, a life for a life, and one who forsakes his religion and abandons the community." [Bukhari and Muslim].

In other words, the married person who commits adultery is to be killed by stoning to death [Muslim].

But what about the unmarried person who has sexual relationships? Rest assured that this person will not go unpunished - he or she is to be caned or whipped one hundred times [Muslim].

Even in the Hereafter, the punishment is severe: the Prophet (s.a.w) saw adulterers, men and women, in a baking oven in Hellfire [Bukhari].

At this stage your teenage child may say that girlfriend-boyfriend relationships need not go as far as the sexual act; that they can control themselves and simply enjoy each others company. To counter this, you say that it is a fact when a girl and a boy are alone together, their sexual desires awaken and before they know it, they will be doing things that are not permissible .

The reason for this is because Shaytaan will be the third person with them [Ahmad] and he will whisper and tempt them with the forbidden. This is why Islam shuns all avenues leading to corruption of the mind, body and soul.

Below are more points on how to help your child, at an early age, to be chaste so that when he/she is older, he/she can avoid getting into a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship. First, you must talk and explain to them these things when they are young, then when they are older, you make sure that it is put into practice.

You must teach him or her to:

1. Not to freely mix with the opposite sex.

2. Not to look at the opposite sex. This is done by lowering or averting their eyes as Allah tells us: "Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and to protect their private parts. That is purer for them. Verily Allah is All-Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and protect their private parts..." [24:30-31]

Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, " not let a second look follow the first. The first look is allowed to you but not the second." [Ahmad, Abu Dawood, at-Tirmidhi]. What this means is that the first look is by accident. If this happens then do not take a second look. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) also said that the eyes also commit adultery by looking at someone with lust. [Bukhari]

3. For girls, teach them not to make their voices seductive or sweet in front of non-mehram. This is done by lowering the voice and not flirting. As Allah tells the wives of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) " not be too pleasant of speech, lest one in whose heart there is a disease should feel desire for you..." [33:32]

4. Last but not least, teach them to wear appropriate clothing so as not to draw attention to themselves. That is, girls should wear Hijabs and loose clothing while boys should also wear loose clothing, not the tight jeans/pants. It is sad that, often, parents allow their children to wear the so called fashion clothing which, in most cases, do not meet the requirement of acceptable Islamic dress code. What is even sadder is to see Muslim mothers covering themselves properly walking with their uncovered teenage daughters and sons.

It is important that we start teaching our children the need to feel modesty, especially around the opposite sex.

If we instill this into them at an early age then, InshaAllah, whenever they are near the vicinity of the opposite sex, they will feel shy and, therefore, will not act inappropriately.

It is also important that we keep the communication channels open with our children so that we can talk and explain to them things, and they can ask us questions, without any party feeling embarrassed. Then, when they are older, and with help from us, they will begin to understand why it is that there cannot be a thing called 'the girlfriend-boyfriend relationship'
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