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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 »

Let’s make it an awesome Ramadan

Follow the three Ps: Plan, prepare, practice By Fatima Jehan Dubai, UAE Ramadan is an awesome month in an of itself. But to make it more amazing we need to work on it beforehand. As a student prepares for his exams, every Muslim should get himself well equipped for Ramadan. Ramadan comes from the root word ‘ramada’, which means extreme heat. ... Read More »

There’s 1 Thing You Keep Doing and It’s Making You Unhappy

This simple practice will help you live a more peaceful and happy life. By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq “And seek help with patience and prayer, and surely it is a hard thing to do, except for the humble-minded.” (Qur’an 2:45) Alhamdulillah, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has blessed me to publish a book titled, “How to be a Happy Muslim Insha’Allah.” In ... Read More »

10 ways to make homemaking a stress-free ibadah!

Overwhelmed with chores at home? Here’s how you can cope. By Nourin Ibrahim Abu Dhabi, UAE The phone is ringing … as I run to attend it, I realise the living room is a mess with toys lying all over. As I start speaking, the call from the potty comes “Mama! I’m done!” The pressure cooker then whistles and wakes ... 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 »

The Muslimah Network’s relaunch event

When we relaunched our website last month, our aim was to make The Muslimah Network a platform for women to speak out and find within this sisterhood a means of solace and a medium to grow. Our relaunch event, organised on April 11, 2015 was a testament to just that vision. The small gathering, put together to mark our humble beginning, ... 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 »

Tips to help you get through the lows in life

It’s easy to say “have hope” but tough to stay positive in the face of difficulties. By Ambreen Binte Muhammad Islamabad, Pakistan In the first part of this series, we spoke about the how grief is an unavoidable part of life. No matter how hard you try, you will face situations that make you sad and overwhelm you. Here, we ... Read More »

Want to be self-confident? Work on your taqwa!

In a four-part series, The Muslimah Network takes an in-depth look at the connection between taqwa and self-confidence. Part 1: What do psychologists say about developing self-confidence and how does the endless wisdom of Islam inculcate those behaviour patterns in us? In the first of this four-part series, we look at what distinguishes people with high self-esteem from the crowd. By ... Read More »

A heart that saw …

It isn’t enough to have eyes that see. To understand the essence of Alhamdulillah, we need another kind of sight. By Ilham Bangalore, India  Truly, man is ever most ungrateful to His Lord! This. You might have heard it a trillion times, and hopefully, you might even have predicted that this statement is an ayah of the Glorious book – Qur’an ... Read More »

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