Women in the Quran: Asiya, Mother of Moses

Women in the Quran: Asiya, Mother of Moses

Image of headless statue of an Egyptian god or powerful person by Mercédesz Rajkibiró By Rabi’a Elizabeth Brown In the Revelation of Allah SWT, the harmful stereotype of the “evil stepmother” is turned on its head. The best-known example of a foster mother in...
Women in the Quran: Bilqis, Queen of Sheba

Women in the Quran: Bilqis, Queen of Sheba

By Rabi’a Elizabeth Brown Many of us who grew up in the West heard the phrase “the Queen of Sheba” on TV, from our parents (especially if we wanted an expensive toy), or maybe even in a children’s version of the holy book used in our faith tradition. The...
Women in the Quran: Mary, Mother of Jesus (Part 2)

Women in the Quran: Mary, Mother of Jesus (Part 2)

By Rabi’a Elizabeth Brown Part two of two This is the second post of a two-part series on what the Quran and hadith teach about Sayyidah Maryam (Mary) (as), the mother of the prophet Isa (Jesus). You can read the first post here, but you do not have to do so to...

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