Category Archives: women

Written Versus Not Written Stuff: Sexual Violence in Warfare Part II

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Part II Written by  Papatia Feauxzar  “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.” (Quran 4:24) This Quranic verse has been misinterpreted for centuries. It doesn’t mean…

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Written Versus Not Written Stuff: Sexual Violence in Warfare

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Part I, Written by Saadia Haq  Throughout history, we have observed the recurring pattern of sexual violence in warfare particularly mass rape, slavery and abuse of girls and women. Having said that, today’s collaboration…

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Your Son Can Be Your Diaby (Henna) Buddy Too

Originally posted on A Ducktrinor Mom:
Assalamu aleikum! In West Africa, Henna is often referred to as Diaby (Dee-ya-bee.) On the eve of eid, I looked forward to apply Diaby on my hands and feet even if I don’t have…

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Tips to Be and Stay A Happy Mother

I recently picked a local magazine geared at parents in Dallas and an article by Christa Melnyk Hines caught my eye. She  is a journalist and the author of Confidentiality Connected: A Mom’s Guide to a Satisfying Social Life. She lists … Continue reading

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Cultural Barriers Impeding Muslim Women In Sports Part II

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Part II Written By Papatia Feauxzar Bismillah, Islam has an egalitarian treatment when it addresses men and women. The quranic verses attest that both genders can do what the other gender does, yet the…

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Cultural Barriers Impeding Muslim Women In Sports

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Part I, Written By Saadia Haq The world of sports is largely dominated by men, more often female sportspersons and women athletes face many challenges that hinder their progress and participation in the world…

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“Here With You” by Umm Afraz Muhammed — An Online Book Launch

Interviewer: Papatia Feauxzar at Fofky’s Interviewee: Umm Afraz Muhammed Here With You– An Interview with the Author Umm Afraz has authored several short books on self-help but today she is at our bookstore to discuss her debut novel Here With … Continue reading

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The Tower’s Online Book Launch

The Tower — An Interview with the Author Shereen Malherbe’s second contemporary novel The Tower debuts this April 2019, and we’re excited to pick the author’s brain with the following interview. So let’s get to it insha’Allah. Q1- Shereen, have … Continue reading

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3 Books by Muslim Women to Inspire You in Marriage and Life

Muslim women continue to unveil their true identities to the unbeknownst outside world which concluded what they are is simply oppressed and staid. Here are three poignant anthologies that work to dispel the prejudice, show the Muslim woman’s pride, reclaim … Continue reading

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In The Footsteps of Khadijah al-Kubra (RA) — A Guide to Muslim Women and Mompreneurs

Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها born Khadijah bint Khuwalid was a modest, noble woman, business savvy female, single mother who became the first companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. A woman who received salams from al-Khaliq is engrossing and intriguing, at least to … Continue reading

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Opposing Education For Muslim Women and Girls Part II

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Collab Part II: By Papatia Feauxzar In part I, my co-author spoke to length about the miseducation of the Muslim woman when education has always been an Islamic right for both men and women.…

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Opposing Education For Muslim Women and Girls

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Collab Part I: By Saadia Haq? Education is crucial for human development and no one can deny its importance in today’s times. The realm of education not only helps communities to realise their full…

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A Video of Rumki Chowdhury’s Unveiled

Read more on YouTube here. Check out the press release.

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Muslim Mums in Business – Djarabi Kitabs Publishing and Fofky’s

Originally posted on A Ducktrinor Mom:
My Muslim Mums in Business series focus’s on inspirational Muslim women, who are balancing the art of motherhood along with running businesses. ? Please introduce yourself and your business. I go under the pen name of…

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A Couple Tips

After the honeymoon phase passes, it’s hard at times to stay the hopeless romantics in a marriage. Some couples discover there are asexual. Other become obsessed with intimacy and many don’t even bother with it. It has become a chore … Continue reading

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Miss Hayati: Is Bringing Up Past Arguments Healthy For A Marriage?

Miss Hayati is a new BellaNaija Style series that explores the mysterious and the seemingly impenetrable world of young West African Muslim women. Headlined by four alternating writers: Fatima Togbe, Papatia Feauxzar, Maryam Salam and Ismath Lauriano, the goal is … Continue reading

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Where Are Muslim Women Spaces Part II

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Part II by Papatia Feauxzar Bismillah. Our beloved Prophet (sallallahu aleihi wassalam) said, “If the wife of any one of you seeks permission to go to the Mosque, he may not prevent her.” (Sahih…

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Where Are Muslim Women Spaces in Mosques?

Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Part I Written by Saadia Haq The theme for this collab is much closer to heart as it voices the issues focusing on the Muslim women’s role and participation in religious institutions and specifically…

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EXPENDABLE by Sahar AbdulAziz

OUT JULY 1st, 2018 insha’Allah. Join us for the book launch at Fofky’s here. Enter the giveaway here. Papatya, the Barista http://www.fofkys.com Check out the blog -> https://www.fofkys.com/blog

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Chains of Fear by Neymat Raboobee – A Review

Title: Chains of Fear Author: Neymat Raboobee Publisher: Tosh Publishing in South Africa Paperback Price : $10.10 on Amazon here Kindle Price :  $10.00 on Amazon here Summary: “I know I should be trusting Allah and I do, of course … Continue reading

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