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Interview with Jenna Khatib: Feminism and head coverings

A political activist, a Muslim who wears a Hijab, a master’s degree student at Bar Ilan, and a feminist woman: Those are all part of Jena Khatib’s identity. Jenna, 24 years old from Jaljulia, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science and is now a master’s student in gender studies at Bar Ilan University. She is one of the founders and members of the executive faculty in the academic organization in the village of Jaljulia….

Headscarfs in Islam

Different types of headscarfs/The head covering in Islam According to Sharia (الشريعة), Muslim law, a religious woman must wear head coverings from the time she reaches the age of puberty, in the presence of older men who are not members of her family. The Jewish and Christian traditions choose different time points. Therefore, the Muslim woman, when leaving the house, must wear a head covering. In recent decades, you can see a growth in the number of women who aspire to cover their heads all over the world, as well as in Israel. It is interesting to note that those …

5 Pillars of Islam

The 5 Pillars of the faith are the core foundations of Muslim life, which were recorded in the hadith of Jibril (Gabriel). Muslims believe that following these pillars is essential for living their lives by the Prophet Muhammad’s example. The 5 Pillars are as follows:

The Qur’an

The Qur’an is the primary religious text in Islam, believed to be orally revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Jibril (Gabriel) over a number of years. As such, Muslims believe the Qur’an is the literal word of God.

The Sunnah and Hadith

The ‘sunnah’ refers to the traditions and practices of the Prophet Muhammad, which are believed by Muslims to be a model for them to follow. The sunnah are documented in the hadith, which are the records of Muhammad’s teachings, deeds, and sayings, as noted by his companions.