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My journey back to Islam

By Samaa Dubai, UAE Since my childhood, I never believed in multiple gods. Hinduism is based on the ideology of idol worship so I used to ask my parents questions such as: “How can a man-made idol be worshipped by man himself?” or “Which God should be worshipped?” My family used to call me an atheist because I never believed ... Read More »

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 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 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 »

Divorced but not defeated

A revert divorcee sister shares her experience and asks, “Why is divorce taboo?” By Aisha Davies London, UK It is not something everyone likes to talk about much, a taboo and I still wonder, “why?” I wonder why, when the divorce rate among Muslims in the West and the Middle East is increasing, and not at a snail’s pace. One ... Read More »

How do people face Islamophobia?

The news is filled with incidents of hate crimes against Muslims. How do they keep facing these challenges? By Nida Haleem Dubai, UAE On May 30, 2015, 31-year old, Tahera Ahmad, the Muslim chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University in Illinois, US, was refused a can of unopened diet coke by an air hostess, because she was ... Read More »

Discover the adhaan, all over again

The words of our call to prayer are deep in their beauty and meaning. By Ilham Bhusawal, Maharashtra India One of the most beautiful and the often-used attribute of Allah is that He is ‘Ar Rahmaan’ – The Most Merciful. An attribute so immensely amazing that the first time Allah ﷻ addressed himself to us in the Qur’an was as ... Read More »

Imaan demands positivity

“I am what my slave expects me to be” By Salma Ameen Colombo, Srilanka   “If Allah knows [any] good in your hearts, He will give you [something] better than what was taken from you, and He will forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Qur’an 8:70) Have you ever caught your mind plaguing you with the deadly ‘what ... Read More »