Al-Khansaa (magazine)

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Al-Khansaa is an online women's magazine launched in 2004 by a Saudi branch of al-Qaeda.[1][2]

The magazine claims to have been founded by Saudi leader Abd-al-Aziz al-Muqrin shortly before his death.[3] It offers advice on first aid for wounded family members, how to raise children to believe in Jihad and physical training for women to prepare for combat.[3]

The magazine is named after Al-Khansaa, an Arab poet and a contemporary of Muhammad.


  1. ^ "Al Qaeda's 'Female Squads' Go Online" ABC News. Retrieved 22 March 2006
  2. ^ "Al-Shamikha, Al Qaeda Women's Magazine, Launches: Report". The Huffington Post. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Weimann, Gabriel. "Terror on the Internet", 2006. p. 71