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How to live a balanced life

Shumaysa Faruqi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   It is very important for us to establish balance between our faith and the world around us. We must get involved in both of them but need to do so in moderation so as not to neglect one’s worldly affairs, and vice-versa. It was narrated by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ ... Read More »

Simple ways to become a Practicing Muslimah

By Nourin Ibrahim Abu Dhabi, UAE   Our world has changed so much and there’s constant pressure on us to run with it. We are working hard to make a living but forget to live. We are so engrossed in this race that even worship turns mechanical sometimes. How then do we break this cycle of worldly engagements, and fix our ... Read More »

The gift of companionship

Neda Shams Dammam, Saudi Arabia   Marriage is one of the most sacred aspects of human life. Every religion, every culture, and every tradition celebrates this union of two individuals, and wishes it love, peace and eternal harmony. Some cultures even consider it to be divine as it ensures the survival of the human race. Islam is the religion which ... Read More »

‘I don’t want this baby’

Umme Aiyman Mahrashtra, India   ‘Hard to make and easy to break’, goes one of the sayings. It takes months and years to create or produce something, but sometimes minutes or even seconds to destroy it. Similarly, it sometimes takes a lot of time to successfully conceive a baby. Many couples only dream of having their own cute little baby ... Read More »

Embracing Ramadan in its true spirit

By Nourin Ibraheem Abu Dhabi, UAE   We enter the month of Ramadan with a lot of joy and excitement in our hearts, but  we Muslim mummies also have anxiety deep inside about how to manage  home, kids, school, iftars and suhoors, and not to forget taraweeh. This is the time that calls for effective planning and efficient usage of ... Read More »

Simple ways to educate kids about Laylatul qadr:

By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan   Laylatul qadr is comprised of two words: lail(night) and qadr (power). It is a blessed night. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has stated it to be better than thousand months in the Qurán. Allah( سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says in the Quran: “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months” (Quran 97:3) Keeping in ... Read More »

Children, and khushu in Taraweeh

By Ismath Khatoon Dubai, UAE   Ramadan is right ahead; very soon we will be fasting, praying and hoping for  our sins to be forgiven, trying to increase good deeds, and come closer to Allah. As stated in many ahadeeth, the best way to come closer to Allah is through supererogatory (optional) deeds after the obligatory deeds. One of such ... Read More »

Early Marriage: A solution to today’s Fitna

By Fakeha Neelofar Sharjah, U.A.E   Marriage is a beautiful union of a man and a woman physically, emotionally and spiritually. Marriage helps to safeguard one’s imaan (faith) and stops people from committing acts by which they would be considered immoral. Allah has made marriage a sunnah and through this, Allah helps the human beings to fulfill each other’s needs ... Read More »

The 6 etiquettes of learning by Ibn Qayyim Al- Jawziyyah

By Aisha Vicky Koolen Manchester, UK   Every parent wants the best education for their children, but as Muslim parents, this responsibility gets multiplied, as we need to keep in account not just their worldly education, but also the education and tarbiyyah for their akhirah. We need to find the best channels to raise and educate Muslim children who can ... Read More »

Open mouths, closed minds

By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan   You walk by a cafe and see a girl and a boy in college uniform having lunch. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you come across such a scene? That they’re bunking class and/or dating, right? Well, this happened to me during my high school days in Karachi, Pakistan. ... Read More »