Wives – Are “Mates”


Women are vital to the very existence of all humans. After all, men are born from women, not the other way around. Allah the Majestic tells us in the Quran that He has created both men and women, all from a single person, Adam, peace and blessings be upon him. From Adam, Allah created his mate (Eve) and from these two Allah brought forth many men and many women.

Allah also tells us he created us all from a single soul and from him, brought forth his mate and from these two He created many tribes and nations and made us all different so that we might recognize one another. Continue reading “Wives – Are “Mates””


When seeking guidance in decision-making (Istikharah)

On the authority of Jabir Ibn ‘Abdullah he said: ‘The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would instruct us to pray for guidance in all of our concerns, just as he would teach us a chapter from the Quran. He (peace and blessings be upon him) would say ‘ If any of you intends to undertake a matter then let him pray two supererogatory units (two Rak’a Nafilah) of prayer and after which he should supplicate: Continue reading “When seeking guidance in decision-making (Istikharah)”

Hijab: to veil or not to veil? Lecture by Zaris Faris

Salam alaikum wr wb brothers and sisters, The long awaited Kent university lecture by Zara Faris on ‘Hijab: to veil or not to veil?’ is now up. Please see this amazing, insightful and paradigm-busting lecture – with a great Q/A at the end (…watch out fot he bit with the Priests question on Muslim women becoming clergy!).

MDI had scheduled Zara’s video for this weekend. My debate video on a critique of human rights (according to liberalism) and how Islam can posit a better solution, will be out this coming weekend, In sha Allah.




The issue of women in Islam, is topic of great misunderstanding and distortion due partly to a lack of understanding, but also partly due to misbehavior of some Muslims which has been taken to represent the teachings of Islam. We speak here about what Islam teaches, and that is that standard according to which Muslims are to be judged. As such, my basis and source is the Quran–the words of Allah, and the sayings of the Prophet, his deeds and his confirmation. Islamic laws are derived from these sources. To facilitate our discussion we can discuss the position of women from a spiritual, economic, social, and political standpoint. Continue reading “”