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5 Ways to Make Sure the World Doesn’t Get You Down

Follow this simple guide, inspired by Islamic wisdom, to regain your lost happiness By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Whether it’s a negative world news event or a family argument, we all face daily challenges that affect our emotions. Here are five ideas to lift your mood when normal life brings you down: 1. Make it a habit to turn to Allah ... Read More »

The TMN team shares their weapons of choice

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 »

Then and Now – Ramadan meals

How do our iftar and suhoor compare to those of the best generation? By Sanya F. Dubai, UAE Now – 4.29am It’s almost time for Fajr. The minute hand of the clock is slowly edging towards the moment when the muaddhin in the neighbouring mosque will call all to prayer. Meanwhile, someone else is calling, too. Ma shakes her head ... Read More »

My Journey with Sign 24:31

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 »

My journey with Sign 2:155

How this ayah from the Qur’an helped me get through the most difficult of times By Shama F. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia بِسْمَ الله الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but ... Read More »

What do you do when someone hurts you? Avoid these traps.

Be your own light – educate your emotions! – Part II By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan “Can’t you even let me know that your son dropped something under the table?” “I don’t understand … what kind of people are they?” “Your mother doesn’t know how to love a child and pamper him” The last dialogue was towards my son whereas ... Read More »

Qur’an – The Abandoned Mercy

“Why do people not give Qur’an its due importance these days? Why is the Qur’an left to gather dust on our shelves and abandoned? What has brought this upon our Ummah??” By Gilla Barre New Delhi, India Allah sent down the Qur’an as a mercy to humanity, to serve as a reminder of our purpose here on earth and to ... Read More »

How can our hearts be guided by Allah?

Wanting guidance is sometimes not enough, are we fulfilling the prerequisites to receive it? By Aysha Abrar Sharjah, UAE What does the Qalb (heart) mean? The heart in Arabic is called qalb. The word qalb comes from the root word ‘Qalaba’, which means to flip or something that turns around and about and upside down. SubhanAllah, how true this is. ... Read More »

Guidance of my Light

A sister shares her story of guidance. By Striving Soul Hyderabad, India Like every other girl, I was born as a blessing to my parents. Beginning my life, starting a whole new journey. Years passed and my journey as a striving Muslimah began. Through the challenges of life, I realised the purpose of life. But this realisation wasn’t enough because ... Read More »