Quranic Day of the woman


Prophet #Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said, “Her(#Khadija RA) love had been nurtured in my heart by Allah Himself”[Sahîh Muslim]

“If I were in charge of choosing ‘International Woman’s Day’, I would have chosen the day that the Quran was revealed to our Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) in the Cave of Hira.

That day, when a strong, brave, intelligent man named Muhammad, rushed to have his fears calmed and his anxieties soothed…he rushed back to a woman.

That day when Muhammad ignored all of his people, and his friends, and all of mankind, in order to tell a woman that the Heavens had opened up to him.

That day when a woman calmed her husband down, and supported him, and encouraged him, and held his hand and took him to someone who would interpret the events of the day.

That day when she became the first to believe in him and his message, and promised to stand by his side, and opened up her own personal treasures to help him.

That day when she believed while everyone else rejected; when she comforted him while everyone else threatened; when she supported his mission when everyone else mocked.

That lady who never once in any manner betrayed him, and whose death caused him such grief that the entire year of her death is called ‘The Year of Sorrow’, and it was the will of Allah that he be consoled through the miracle of al-Isra wa-l-Mi’raj.

May Allah have mercy on our Mother Khadijah, the Mother of the Believers and the greatest role model of women, for all of us, for all of eternity.”

~ Adopted from a post on Shaykh Dr. Ali Sallabi’s Facebook page.

I ask Allah Ar Raqeeb (the One who sees what’s hidden in the hearts) as He nurtured love in the heart of His very Messenger for his wife to nurture love for us all in the heart of those who become halaal to us and to those bound to us.
Aameen Ya Al Wadood17218353_1639924396024936_7239099239244327798_o

DONATE NOW – #SheCanBe appeal


Donate today on Shout. In celebration of International Women’s Day our friends at Shout are matching total donations up to $2,000 to help kickstart our #SheCanBe appeal. Download the Shout app & donate now.

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Sisters empowering sisters – RISE


*Sisters empowering sisters* is the aim behind our #RISE online series; where we interview a Muslim woman who is a role model or an expert in the topic she speaks about!

Our goal is to release a video a week for the year 2017 in Sha Allah… if you haven’t been following it; you can always catch up! The videos are all under 6 mins each and in Sha Allah hoping to cover more topics that are important to sisters empowerment…

The inspiring and educational videos are shared on Life Matters Academy (Facebook page, please like to stay updated) or subscribe to our Youtube channel…

Here are the last 10 videos:

1. Anisa Khan, “The 3 tips to overcome barriers of success”, https://youtu.be/_-cm8GFOvcI

2. Ustatha Um Jamal, “3 tips for persevering in Islamic knowledge”, https://youtu.be/pAvchrOgJRs

3. Tasnim Said, “3 tips to investing for impact”, https://youtu.be/itvbdAI2G3s

4. Aisha Smith, “3 tips to having an empowering birth experience”, https://youtu.be/iqd49exg6WI

5. Sara Saleh, “3 tips to effectively engage in social activism”, https://youtu.be/beM51S0_AXM

6. Heba Shaheed, “3 tips to overcoming sexual stigmas”, https://youtu.be/904Bx91aNAE

7. Ibtehaj Shahrouq, “3 tips to empower parents with children with special needs”

8. Aisha Meguid, “3 tips to manage stress”, https://youtu.be/SstIGiwBS8E

9. Ustatha Basma Abdul Qader, “3 tips to purifying the heart”, https://youtu.be/ms-RjlKMSVs

10. Nadia Rasidi, “3 tips for starting your own business”, https://youtu.be/9SNVFfQsXWg17098484_10155836456774838_8199943043371393108_n




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