Sunday, April 10, 2005

Community Reform Spotlight: Yan Taru

We at Living Tradition, are always advocating that Muslims put their words to action. So often, this society is all about fluff and no substance. We want to shine a light on those are active and working to improve their communities for the sake of Allah subhana wa ta’ala. A sister dropped a message in one of my blogs and I was led to a very wonderful website.

It is and we suggest that you check it out. It’s a Muslim women’s organization whose example is that of the great scholar, scribe and daughter of the Nigerian Sheik Usman dan Fodio. Her name was Nana Asma’u was under her father's reign as the leader of the Sokoto Caliphate, she educated numerous people within the land, teaching them the virtues of the Sunnah and the Qur’an. She was an excellent poet and teacher who created a class of female students called the yantaru. They have chosen this awesome woman as a role model for improving and empowering the lives of Muslim women.

If you check out their website, you will find a fashion contest for modest clothing for their clothing line called Taqwa (there's a idea for our Pakistani-Canadian beauty queens). They are also hosting a writing contest for literature and raise charitable funds through their clothing label and other sales. Please check out these sisters when you can.


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