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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 »

Seeking Dunya

  Our Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) was blessed with concise speech. He would say a single sentence and it had the depth as deep as that of an ocean. One such profound hadith which struck me is the following: “Two hungry wolves let loose among sheep are not more harmful than a person craving after wealth and status is ... Read More »

From Ms to Mrs., Do I need to change my surname?

By Ayesha Bint Abrar Sharjah, U.A.E   When a woman gets married, she changes her surname from her father’s to her husband’s. She is then recognised by the name of her husband’s father and his progeny. She leaves her home, her beloved parents and siblings, and joins her new home with a new identity. This changing of a woman’s surname ... Read More »

And my Jar remains empty

By Huda Farooq Sharjah, UAE   Few days ago, I found this amazing activity on Pinterest where the kids would decorate a used jar & name it “My Good Deeds Jar”. They would then pen down every good deed they did on a slip of paper and put it into the jar. This activity was designed to motivate kids to ... Read More »

The excitement that the spiritual heart feels as Ramadan is around the corner.

  By Sanya N. Hussain Dubai, UAE Heartbeat. A single line climbing and falling, chasing time, racing to the end. This is your heart. Enclosed in the shell of your fragile body, it is on its journey to Allah, the One who created it, the One who can turn it away. “All the hearts of the offspring of Adam are ... Read More »