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Hayaa’ under attack

Shyness in these times is considered a weakness. Why is hayaa’ no longer treasured by us? By Fathima, Ajman, UAE For a girl, I think the most prized possession she owns after Islam is her hayaa, her dignity, and her repute. I’ll say this again and again – if a girl is in the right frame of mind, the most ... Read More »


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The true qualities of students of knowledge – right intention, right attitude

The true qualities of students of knowledge – right intention, right attitude  Knowledge is that which benefits, not which is only memorised By Abeera Siddiqui Sharjah, UAE I study, even others do. I have been a ‘student of knowledge’ for more than a decade and nearly all of us share somewhat similar journeys. But does it give us a license ... Read More »

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Islamic International Publishing House

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10 things only a SAHM would understand

By Rihana Basheer Sharjah, UAE What is SAHM, you ask? Let’s see who can guess: She is a daughter/wife/mother. She works 365 days a year with no sick leaves, vacations, lunch breaks and in turn receives the reward which no monetary benefits can give. She is as crazy as they come but never fails to enjoy what she does and ... Read More »

A page from my diary: Inspiration from my mother!

What do you say when you have the most amazing woman in the world as your mum? By Khadijah Sharif Bangalore, India   Khadijah. I’m so proud to have that name. Tonnes of thanks to my grandfather for choosing this amazing name for me. And much more gratitude for the evolution of my name from being khuteejaa (odd desi pronunciation ... Read More »

Why on earth aren’t we making more duas?

If only we knew the foolishness of not drowning our joys and sorrows in duas. By Zohra Irfan Sharjah, UAE   Here’s a question for you: Did Iblees make dua? When Adam ate from the tree, his clothes were stripped off. Then he, realising that he had made a mistake, immediately called out to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) with one of ... Read More »

Mommy and Ramadan

Fix your priorities to attain the maximum benefit By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan   As soon as we think of Ramadan, what is the first thing that comes to mind? How will we spend the whole day without a single glass of water in these hot days? *droopy look* Iftar recipes, extensive cleaning, new home décor, Eid apparel (and matching ... Read More »

Physical Ailments (Medicine of the Prophet)

Physical ailments attack and harm the body and alter its normal functions, because of an excess amount of a substance. This type constitutes the majority of diseases and occurs because of overeating or consuming more than what the body needs, that which brings about little benefit or is not digested easily, or due to complex meals. When the son of ... Read More »