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Beautiful patience

By Sahlah bint Nayyar Chennai, India   How many times do we get impatient while going through a difficult situation? If only we knew the reward for patience, we wouldn’t complain as much. The reward for the one who is patient is nothing less than Jannah! Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says: And will reward them for what they patiently endured ... 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 »

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 »

Unlocking Our Hearts

By Faaizah MK   The Noble Qur’an, as most of us know, was the final book sent by Allah to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ for guiding all of humanity until the Last Day. The Qur’an essentially calls its readers to acknowledge the truth, that there is no God but Allah, and it demonstrates how man should lead his life in accordance ... Read More »

Cupping: Through the eyes of media today

Another sign for sleeping souls… By Fakeha Neelofar Sharjah, U.A.E The Olympics are a global news catcher. Every sports fan, young and old, during the Olympic season, is glued to their Television sets, pitching for their favourite sports person and athlete. Rio Olympic 2016 brought a practice in news that has been universally applauded due to the stardom of sports, ... Read More »

The Ultimate Meeting

By Maira Imtiyaz Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia  A few days ago, I was watching an Islamic lecture online and one particular fact mentioned in it, struck me hard. A fact that I probably did not know before and had never thought about that way. The speaker asked the audience if they knew what the biggest punishment for the people of Hell ... Read More »

Bride on display

By Lubna Maryam Dubai, UAE   It’s that time of the year again. The Wedding season, as it is called. Extravagant parties and candid (not-so-truly) couple photo shoots are commonplace, and the same is witnessed by the virtual population on social media. It used to be fun to attend parties being a kid, even more so as a teen, but ... Read More »

Sharing a joyful moment…

By Fakeha Neelofar Sharjah, U.A.E I am so thankful to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for helping me complete my BA in Islamic Studies from Islamic Online University (IOU), Alhamdulillah. It was a wonderful journey Masha Allah, Tabarak Allah, and when I look back, I don’t seem to recognize myself…. I was born and brought up around non-muslims and I loved ... Read More »