In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

All Raidah Shah Idil


Much Ado About Niqab

June 26 2011 Once again, the issue of the niqab has hit front page news, this time in Australia – and once again, for all the wrong reasons. We already have enough biased media coverage to keep the average Australian wary of Muslims. After this episode, we have even more firewood to feed the flames of xenophobia. Who needs enemies? Reading about this sad turn of events reminds me of the hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As (may Allah be pleased with him), where Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) raised his hands and wept, “O my Lord, my ummah, my ummah.” I speak on behalf of all law-abiding Muslims. We believe in the Last Day, and we know that nobody gets...

Read More

An ode to my Sisters

June 19 2011 To every sister who has been outraged by misogyny, this article is for you. Let me begin with the example of our Mother Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (may Allah be pleased with her), the beloved of Allah’s Beloved (peace and blessings be upon him). Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (may Allah be pleased with her) was the foremost woman from the noble tribe of Quraysh. Not only was she a woman of wealth, nobility and beauty, she was also known as At-Tahira, or The Pure One. She excelled in virtue as she did in business acumen; the profits from her trade caravans equalled the rest of the Quraysh. SubhanAllah! Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (may Allah be pleased with her) lived in a time similar...

Read More