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September 03, 2006


Chorus Gets Louder - SAUDI GAZETTE (Sept. 2, 2006) Muslim Women worldwide are about to lose their right to pray in the previously alloted/designated space for women only in view of the Ka'ba at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. (SEE FLYER.) Osama al-Bar, head of the Institute for Haj Research, is quoted as saying, "The area is very small and so crowded. So we decided to get women out of the sahn [Kaaba area]..." The decision is not final, he said, and could be reversed. "Get women out!? Reversal of this decision must be our mission until, by the grace of Almighty Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, it is achieved," declared Aishah Schwartz, MWA Founder and Director. To learn how you can be a part of working to reverse the proposal to eliminate the prayer area designated for women in the Ka'ba area of the Grand Mosque visit the Muslimah Writers Alliance Grand Mosque Equal Access for Women website. Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) is also sponsoring an online petition drive in support of its initiative. Sign here! Established in 2006, MWA is an internationally-based organization with a Mission to inspire Muslim women to collaborate with one another for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and the common good of the Muslim Ummah, in addition to supporting one another in fulfilling their aspirations to become established writers. Applying Islamic principles, boundless enthusiasm, experience and resourcefulness to every project embraced, MWA members are dedicated to one another's success. Visit MWA online. Muslimah Writers Alliance Joins Coalition of Activists Seeking Preservation of Women's Prayer Area at Mecca's Grand Mosque - MWANET (Aug. 31, 2006) The Rights of Women in the Grand Mosque - ALJAZEERA-REUTERS (Aug. 30, 2006) Women Face Curbs at Makka - ARAB NEWS (Aug. 28, 2006)
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!
Your support of this initiative is more important than you can possibly imagine, as it will impact millions of women worldwide - today, tomorrow, and in the years ahead. Jazakallahu khayran. ~Aishah Schwartz Founder & Director Muslimah Writers Alliance 1745 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 147 Washington, DC 20006 Fax & Voicemail: 1-866-405-5981 National Outreach Director Publications Consultant Web Administrator MAS Freedom Foundation 1050 17th St., N.W., Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20006 On the web: Email: aishah.schwartz AT On the web: The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "One who helps a fellow Muslim in removing his (or her) difficulty in this world, Allah will remove the formers distress on the Day of Judgment. He who helps to remove the hardship of another, will have his difficulties removed by Allah in this world and in the Hereafter. One who covers the shortcomings of another Muslim, will have his faults covered up in this world and the next by Allah. Allah continues to help a servant so long as he goes on helping his own brother (or sister)." (Muslim)

1 comment:

  1. I am a muslim man and I belive women have the right to pray in sahn.