"It is an error of judgment to think that a Muslim woman covers herself because she is a private possession of her husband. In fact, she preserves her dignity and refuses to be possessed by strangers." - Nakata Khaula, A Japanese Woman's Experience of Hijaab (See below)


"If memory serves me correctly, I was wearing a little white tank top and a short black skirt. I had been raised Orthodox Muslim, so I had never before worn such revealing clothing while in my father's presence. When we finally arrived, the chauffer escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father's suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day. My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You've got to work hard to get to them." He looked at me with serious eyes. "Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too."

Taken from: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons Through His Daughter's Eyes. A Japanese Woman's Experience of Hijaab - Nakata Khaula
A Woman's Reflection on Leading Prayer - Yasmin Moghaled
And They Called it Women's Liberation - Areeba bint Khalid
Can Women Be Leaders? - Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Childbirth at Home as Safe as Hospital Delivery: Study - Steven Reinberg
Elegance of the Modest Woman - R. Stevenson
Female Leadership in Islam - Moulana Muhammad Karolia
Girl's Night Out at the Masjid - Mufti Taqi Usmani
Haircuts For Women, an update - Mufti Taqi Usmani
How Can Men Catch Up? - Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Is Nikab Necessary? - Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Loss of Hair Because of Hijab - Umm Zaid
Muslim Girl Wins School Dress Case
My Body is My Own Business - Naheed Mustafa
Not Without Her Make-up - Tazin Abdullah
Poem: On Hijab and Oppression - Author Unknown
Pregnancy - Moulana Moosa ibn Ahmad Olgar
Punishment for Neglecting Hijab - Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Reward: How Can Women Catch Up to Men? - Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Salaah Postures for Females
Stay-At-Home Moms Deserve High Pay, Analysis Shows - Jessica Wohl
The Elegant Hijab
The Jihad for Freedom - Amina Khan
The Laws of Beard and Hair in Light of Ahadith - Hadhrat Ml. Fazlur Rahmaan Azmi
The Veil - Dawud Wharnsby Ali
When Women Emerge - Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Why Did Prophet Muhammad (saw) Marry Young Aishah (r)? - Sabeel Ahmed
Why Do I Wear Hijab [Islamic scarf] - Sultana Yusuf Ali
Women in Islam Vs. the Judaeo-Christian Tradition - Dr. Sherif Abdel Azeem
Women Leading the Salaah - Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Young Aishah, Mother of the Believers - Anwar Al-Awlaki

See Also: Family, Marriage