Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in Paris loses baby

Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in Paris loses baby

Despite all medical efforts, a pregnant Muslim woman who was attacked by two Islamophobic men in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Thursday suffered a miscarriage and lost her baby, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Muslim woman, who was four months pregnant, was physically attacked by two men. The attackers first tried taking her headscarf off and later cut off her hair and tore part of her clothing. After she screamed out that she was pregnant, one of the attackers started kicking her in the stomach.

She was taken to Argenteuil hospital where she underwent treatment for injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

Challenges of Muslim women in the Western world

Muslim women face many challenges in western society, especially in wearing the veil. This short videos shows some challenges that Muslim women face, their view of the veil, and their view of Islamic issues in general. It shows how the veil is regarded as a symbol of purity and liberation in religion, and celebrates happiness rather than oppression.

The elegant hijab

The pea is a splendid plant. It proudly displays its strong green hijab. It protects it from the hot and cold weather and guards it from insects. Allah has blessed the pea with a special hijab, because without it, the seeds would scatter, dry up and die.

The orange keeps itself within its shiny orange hijab to protect its delicious fruit. Otherwise it loses its taste too.

So is the banana, the coconut and the pomegranate. Each one has an elegant and unique Hijab, which protects it from disease and destruction.

The jewel of the sea, the pearl, has been given a very tough and rugged hijab — oyster shell. It protects it from sea animals and keeps it sparkling and shining inside.

However, the most beloved of Allah in all His creation is the Muslim girl who wears the hijab. She knows it is a gift from Allah. It protects her from harm, injury and mischief. She wears it knowing it gives her dignity, beauty and respect. So precious she can be that she hides herself beneath her hijab.