Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Ep. 5: Standing Up for Yourself: Khawla bint Tha’labah (rA)

In hard times, Allah does not expect us to suffer in silence. No one demonstrates this notion better than Khawlah bint Tha’labah (rA). When her husband spoke unacceptable words to her, she did not timidly accept them; she took her case directly to the Prophet ﷺ —and Allah Himself validated her complaint and memorialized it in the Qur’an.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where speaking up can create a change, then remember Khawlah (rA), and draw on her courage to turn to Allah and His Messenger in standing up for justice.

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Lobna Mulla

Lobna Mulla

Board Member | Ustadha Lobna Youssef Mulla is a motivational speaker and community educator. She is best known for her optimistic, positive and engaging style with audiences. Lobna is the former National Tarbiya Director of the Muslim American Society, where she is still an active member. She has been working as a youth mentor for the past two decades in multiple capacities. Lobna has organized youth camps, led study circles, taught classes in her community, and lectured extensively, nationally and internationally. Additionally, Lobna serves as an IOK Muslim Chaplain at UCLA.