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Men See Bikini-clad Women as Objects, Psychologists Say

By Elizabeth Landau It may seem obvious that men perceive women in sexy bathing suits as objects, but now there’s science to back it up. New research shows that, in men, the brain areas associated with handling tools and the intention to perform actions light up when viewing images of women in bikinis. The research […]

Is Wearing the Niqāb Obligatory for Women?

By Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī | Translated by U. ʿAbdullah The Question: We have read what you have written in defense of the niqāb, in response to the attacks of those who say that the niqāb is an innovation (bidʿa) that was introduced to Muslim society, and has nothing to do with Islām; and you demonstrated that the view that […]

Covered in glory: A top student and now the top high school scorer in state history, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir knows there is more to life than a game.

Originally published in the Boston Globe SPRINGFIELD – Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir walks quietly through the halls of the New Leadership Charter School. She is soft-spoken and polite. The youngest child of a devout Muslim family, the 5-foot-3-inch senior believes in modesty, and is determined not to call attention to herself. It is an impossible dream. Bilqis […]

Is it Okay for A Woman To Travel On Her Own?

Question: Is it haraam (prohibited) for a woman to travel on her own, or live one her own in a separate city from her family, or is it makrooh (disliked)? Is it something that the shuyukh have consensus on or dispute? I’m currently attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Answer: I have researched this subject […]

The Answer to the Heat Wave of Fitnah. Grab the Umbrella of Taqwa (Advice for Summer)

  Asalamu alaykum, I hope all of you are well and pray that everyone is in a state of being close to Allah. Just 10 short years ago I was struggling as a new convert to Islam and one of the greatest hurdles was the ladies. My college days were rough in many regards. Before […]

Gender Interaction On Campus

Question Gender relation questions are a constant on campus. What are the guidelines and limits for interaction between non-mahrams on campus? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The question of gender interaction on campus is one of great importance. Unfortunately, at least in many cases, it has been handled from one […]