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Why limit beauty to what you see in the mirror?

By Hira Zubair Karachi, Pakistan Wherever you look, exaggerated ideals of beauty are being promoted. Women on the billboards are a constant reminder for us to be in shape, models shown on television advertisements seem to be giving us a message that to stay happy we need to be beautiful. Observing this mania in society is deeply upsetting, because our ... Read More »

A well of a problem – Islamic education in today’s age

Islamic  education is the key to giving the confidence every child deserves in today’s  world By Aisha Vicky Koolen Manchester, UK “… do not kill Yusuf but throw him into the bottom of the well; some travellers will pick him up – if you would do [something].” (Qur’an 12:10) The words of the Qur’an describing the situation of Prophet Yusuf (عليه ... Read More »

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 »

A day in GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai

The Muslimah Network’s first ever girls’ workshop in Dubai helps young Muslimahs reconnect with Islam By Aysha Abrar Sharjah, UAE   Every success in life is by the will of Allah, provided that we work hard in achieving our goals in the right way. Alhamdulillah, we are proud to announce that The Muslimah Network conducted its first students’ workshop at ... Read More »

The biggest test Muslimah mummies face

 A house that never stays clean and children who have a mind of their own. What can you do to stay calm? By Nourin Ibrahim Abu Dhabi, UAE You have finally finished the dishes and the kitchen looks tidy, but the surprise waiting for you in the living room raises your blood pressure so much that you lose control over ... Read More »

The truth about Highly Sensitive People

HSPs are often labelled as ‘drama queens’ or ‘pushovers’. Here’s what you need to know about them. By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan   I feel too much Every word stabs Every action is fierce Every wound turns into a scar Every offense causes blues There are extremes – highs and lows The skin is thin; the nerves raw Crying is ... Read More »

Peer pressure and how to deal with it

If you want to stand out, stand among those who let you. By Neda Shams Dammam, Saudi Arabia The first thing we look for when we enter any school or college or an organisation is a group of people who are acceptable to our liking and ideas. Even children can be found grouping together in such a fashion. We are ... Read More »

Rid yourself of jealousy

It is a dangerous disease that will ruin all your good deeds. Here is how you can save yourself. By Salma Ameen Colombo, Sri Lanka   Yusuf (عليه السلام) being so young and innocent followed his brothers, oblivious to their plots. His heart overjoyed at the thought of playing with them. He walked along with them embraced in a blanket ... Read More »

The keepers of tomorrow

The life of a Muslim is driven by purpose and resolution. Are we ready to be the Keepers of tomorrow? By Neda Shams Dammam, Saudi Arabia We cannot eliminate wrong until we propagate right. “And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those ... Read More »

Two heartbeats

How a miscarriage brought me closer to Allah, my spouse and my baby By Umm Mus’ab Bangalore, India I hurried to open the file, my heart beating so fast, I was breathless until I spotted ‘positive’ on the reports sheet and jumped in joy. I was actually going to be a mother! Allah was going to entrust me with a new life. ... Read More »