A L B A L A G H
N E W S L E T T E R
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- Women and the Masjid: Avoiding Extremes
- Blessings of Hifz: A Mother's Story
- Gender Bias in Fiqh Rulings? Not Really
- Why I Shed Bikini for Niqab: The New Symbol of Womenâ€™s Liberation
- Making Pakistan Safe for Rapists
- UN Makes Big Strides in Campaign to Abrogate Shariah
- Equity, not Equality
- Fair Ladies for the Altar
The women today need to be liberated from the tyranny of modern
paganism, just like they needed to be liberated from the tyranny of ancient paganism.
- Home, Sweet Home
The destruction of the family in America, or the West in
general, was not planned. It just happened as a logical result of the materialistic,
hedonistic, Godless civilizational values that have gripped these societies. But the U.N.
decree that the rest of the world must follow the same disastrous path, is something else.
It is as if a person lost an eye to horseplay, and now wants everyone else to voluntarily
have an eye removed!
- The U.N. Shariah for the Muslim World
Perhaps the greatest irony of this century is that a
civilization that has put a nude or semi-nude picture of a woman on every square inch of
available space, is giving lectures on the status of women to the civilization that treats
them with dignity and respect. The greatest tragedy at the end of this century may be that
the civilization that has totally messed up and destroyed the family life is now getting
ready to dictate to the civilization that still has family life intact, on how to arrange
its family affairs.
- Veil: the View From the Inside
Should we not listen to the woman who was raised and educated in
the West, had first hand experience of the status of women in this society, then studied
Islam and observed the life behind the veil, decided to cross the fence against all the
propaganda about immediate doom, and has enjoyed life ever since? That woman does not
exist in the propaganda world. She is never allowed to speak on the pages of
"prestigious" publications. She has no rights! She is the one you should be
listening to, to find the truth. She speaks on these pages. Listen to her.
- Gold and Glitter
The juggernaut of industrial revolution destroyed the old
handicraft based economy and forced the workers to move to the sweat shops in big cities.
They demanded, in vain, "family wages" so a man could support his family on his
income. The capitalists would rather have the family also come to his service if it wanted
to eat. There was no option but to send the women (and children) to the factory to make
Later, millions of other women came out of their homes and become sales girls, typists,
secretaries, waitresses. Cheap labor. The process was given a moral purpose by the
language of the feminist movement. It measured their "progress" by how many had
been driven out of their homes.
According to its convoluted logic if a woman serves food to her husband and children, it
is slavery. If she provides the same service to total strangers in a restaurant or
aircraft, risking their never ending advances, that is emancipation!
- For Ever After...
Obviously Science and the Age of Reason have not exactly
delivered the happiest homes on earth. The secret to marital bliss eludes the Western
civilization, although arrogance and conceit keep it from admitting fundamental flaws and
looking elsewhere for solutions. Otherwise it would have found the solution in Islam.
It is not by accident that pregnancy and nursing are purely
feminine tasks. Allah has given women the special talents and psychological makeup needed
to take care of the children. There is no substitute for mother's milk or mother's love.
No one can extract and bottle motherly compassion. Her patience, kindness, willingness to
sacrifice her own comforts, and her natural affinity for children -- and the children's
natural affinity for the mother-- are the key to successful upbringing of children. A
mother understands the children's problem even when they cannot express it. She can
uniquely sense their needs, both physical and emotional.
In a way their role is like that of the archer's in the battle of
Uhud. It looked less important, but was the key to the fate of the entire army. If women
hold on to their front, the entire army will succeed. If they leave it for "greater
action" elsewhere, everyone will lose.
- And They Called it Women's Liberation