The Islamic Garden
Basics of Islam
Many people view the Muslim woman as oppressed. But the women who actually live Islam see it differently. Take a look at Islam from the inside and find out why Islam means liberation to so many women across the world.
Forget the Stereotype of the poor, oppressed Muslim woman and get the facts!
Start by reading about the Status of Women in Islam
Women in History
Read about the first generations of Muslim women here. They played an important part in the foundation of the first Islamic society and serve as role-models to today's Muslim women due to their incredible faith, strength and involvement in their communities.
Muslim women of our generation continue to play an important role in society. Come see what our sisters in faith are doing for the cause of Islam in the 21st century, how they are living their lives and what struggles they face.
What are the attributes which a practicing Muslim woman should strive to mirror in her life? Visit this page to find out.
The Muslim Woman's Dress
Think the veil is out-dated and unfair to the women who wear it? You may be surprised to know that many Muslim women find great freedom in their conservative dress as it prevents others from placing undue emphasis on their looks. Whether they are beautiful or not, women everywhere have always fought for others to give them recognition and credit for their brains and not their bodies! Islam teaches that women are not toys or objects of enjoyment for men but half of humanity as well as our mothers, sisters and daughters and that they deserve dignity and respect.
FGM takes place in parts of the Muslim world but is it Islamic? Visit this page to learn the Islamic position on this controversial matter.
Myth of the Hymen Continues
Women around the world are expected to bleed on their wedding nights as proof they are pure. But modern medicine tells us not all pure women will bleed. What's more, it is illegal in Islam to accuse a pure woman of immoral behavior. This injustice can only be combatted via proper understanding and implementation of Islamic rules. Don't we owe it to our daughters to shatter the myth of the hymen at its very foundation?
Good Health is an Important Part of Faith
Visit our page on health and hygiene in order to read about issues related to the Muslim woman and her health including topics on infertility, pregnancy, menstruation, family planning and more.
Muslim women are encouraged to breastfeed their babies for two whole years. Find information, resources and support for breastfeeding mothers on this page.
A collection of articles having to do with this important aspect of the Islamic faith.
Information on plural marriage.
Islam teaches us that "Heaven is at the feet of mothers." Learn more about the role and responsibility of the Muslim mother here.
Get information and advice on how to raise Muslim children.
This pages contains articles and information about the role and responsibilities of Muslim men.
Groups, Discussion Boards and Mailing Lists for Muslim Women
Opportunities for friendship, education and intellectual exchange abound on the Internet. Find some here.
More Information For and About Muslim Women:
A collection of fatawa (scholarly rulings) and articles of relevance to Muslim women.
Web-sites for Muslim Women
Links to other sites on the Internet geared towards Muslim women and family life in Islam.
Lectures of Interest to Muslim Women
Don't have time to read? Learn about Muslim women and the issues affecting them through the convenience of Internet audio lectures.
Check out our page for Sewing and Craftswhich has fun activities with Islamic themes for Muslim women such as Islamic cross-stitch and free patterns for making Islamic clothing.