It wasn’t easy, but I did it

It wasn’t easy, but I did it

I was frequently told that I have a lovely smile! I was, obviously, happy and flattered to hear these compliments because they reminded me that no one knew that I actually felt miserable, or that I cried myself to sleep or that I contemplated suicide. No one knew what it took to force this smile on my face. I needed to convince everyone around that I was perfectly happy and my marriage was great.

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A Safe Space for Muslim Women

A Safe Space for Muslim Women

Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid, first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a renowned business woman in a male-dominated trade. Aisha Bint Abu Bakr, another wife of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), is one of the greatest scholars and teachers of all time, Nusayba Bint Kaab was an exceptionally fierce and brave warrior, and Fatima Al Fihri established the first university in the world in 859 CE in Morocco. We need to realize the legacy our foremothers have built for us and continue to uphold their strength, knowledge, wisdom and courage.

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Mythbusting Woman Abuse

Mythbusting Woman Abuse

"She must have done something to deserve it", "It's just a one-time thing", "It's none of our business, this a private family matter" and "Why didn't she leave if it was that bad?" – we get asked these questions so frequently, we thought we'd address them, and all other misconceptions about women abuse, once and for all. 

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5 Ways to Support Someone Experiencing Domestic Violence

5 Ways to Support Someone Experiencing Domestic Violence

When you’re preoccupied with thoughts such as “Why doesn’t she just leave?”, “Why isn’t she thinking about her kids?” or “She must have done something for him to react that way”, then you don’t have the time or capacity to support her. Remember that the survivor is not responsible. Domestic violence is not a matter of anger or a disagreement between partners; domestic violence is a pattern of continuous coercive and controlling behaviours used by one person over another to gain power and control.

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