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A page from my diary: The story of Ayesha (رضي الله عنها)

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What I learn from the life of my mother, Ayesha By Khadijah Sharif Bangalore, India Often, I wonder why something happened. What could ever be the khair in it? And then I remind myself of the beautiful story of my mother, Ayesha (رضي الله عنها). She got married to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) when she was really, really ... Read More »

Fail to Succeed – How not to let life get in the way of your dreams

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Sometimes our plans are just not good enough. Allah has something better. By Gilla Barre New Delhi, India We all have ambitions and dreams in life. From when we are very young, we begin to lay out some major life plans – the college I want to join, which degree to enroll in, the company I want to work for ... Read More »

Putting a leash on our outbursts

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My Journey with Sign 3:134 By Shama F. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ Who spend [in the cause of Allah ] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people – and Allah loves the doers of good; (Qur’an 3:134) My husband tells me ... Read More »

Ramadan Nafs Challenge

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“Truly is successful the one who purifies (his soul)” By Nourin Ibrahim Abu Dhabi, UAE The days are coming closer and our excitement is rising. We all by now know, fasting is not just about abstaining from food and drink but striving to better ourselves. وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن زَكَّاهَا By the soul and (by) ... Read More »

The TMN team shares their weapons of choice

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The story behind the duas we love By The Muslimah Network Imagine being handed over a weapon. Just for a moment, imagine. Why do you think that would be happening? You’re either under threat or you’re just about to go to battle. There is no other possible explanation for having a sword, sniper rifle or a bazooka in your hand. ... Read More »

Let’s make it an awesome Ramadan

-Let’s make it an awesome Ramadan

Follow the three Ps: Plan, prepare, practice By Fatima Jehan Dubai, UAE Ramadan is an awesome month in an of itself. But to make it more amazing we need to work on it beforehand. As a student prepares for his exams, every Muslim should get himself well equipped for Ramadan. Ramadan comes from the root word ‘ramada’, which means extreme heat. ... Read More »

How Hijab Shapes Our Personality

How Hijab Shapes Our Personality

What is the purpose of Hijab? Is it just a headscarf? By Aysha Abrar Sharjah, UAE Think for a moment about your beauty. How beautifully has Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created you. Allahumma barak laki! He has created you in the most perfect manner and He has protected you with the veil. Hijab, in essence, is the complete behaviour of a ... Read More »

My Journey with Sign 24:31

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How the ayah on hijab changed my perspective on being a woman. By Shama F. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   As a young, enthusiastic girl, exploring and researching things, I was enjoying my life. My parents were very wise and open-minded and they never imposed any undesirable restrictions. They taught me more through their example rather than through admonitions or lectures. ... Read More »

The awesomeness of duas

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Take advantage of the win-win situation you’ve been put in. By Abeera Siddiqui Sharjah, UAE   The case was pleaded in His Court of Justice and the matter was left to Him. Now, either which way He replies to my dua, it’ll signify what He decided was best for me. Dua is certainly a gift we have been blessed with. The ... Read More »

There’s 1 Thing You Keep Doing and It’s Making You Unhappy

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This simple practice will help you live a more peaceful and happy life. By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq “And seek help with patience and prayer, and surely it is a hard thing to do, except for the humble-minded.” (Qur’an 2:45) Alhamdulillah, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has blessed me to publish a book titled, “How to be a Happy Muslim Insha’Allah.” In ... Read More »