Empowerment

Whose Modesty is it anyway?

 From London to Dubai to Pakistan to Palestine to Saudi Arabia to South Africa… “Modest Fashion”… in the Muslim context… means something quite unique and different to each individual group or nationality. Whether it’s a funky turban worn by a young trendy fashionista on London’s Oxford Street, a shalwar kameez and dupatta in Lahore, a…

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Marriage Diaries. Blinded by Mr Faith.

Recently my dad has turned up the pressure in my household about getting me married and around the same time “Mr Faith” decided to walk into my life. “My Faith” not my usual type but his mystery intrigued me but most of all he was a man of faith. Everything about him encompassed what a…

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Women are insecure B*tches

“Women need to stop hating on another and learn to support each other.”  This statement is one that’s recycled over and over again, plastered all over social media. It’s become such a discussion point with the never ending commentary, so I’m going to throw my two pennies.    The truth is I detest this statement.…

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The Virtues of Giving

When calamity strikes, one can respond in myriad ways. For the devout, this might mean prayer. For those without faith, panic. Anguish. Overcoming trials and tribulation is the hallmark of character and it is helped through charity. “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity” (Al-Tirmidhi). The traditional goal of charity…

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Don’t lose hope

Once there was a little bird (Ababeel) that lived during the times of Prophet Abraham (Hazrat Ibrahim AS). When Prophet Abraham (pbuh) was thrown into fire by the enemy of faith, King Nimrod, a little bird saw what happen and decide to put out the fire to help Prophet Abraham (pbuh). The little bird starts…

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5 Ways to help Syria

It’s easy to feel helpless and hopeless with everything going on but it’s important not to despair as it can lead to inaction and we should take these opportunities to give sadaqa, to make our voices heard as well as to support our brothers and sisters. Above all we also should take this opportunity to…

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The Pakistani Martha Stewart. Creative of the month.

Creative of the month is the fabulous @thepakistanimarthastewart Not only is Saher insanely talented but she also spotlights important issues through her work. Issues that aren’t always spoken about in the Asian communities. From the obsession with light skin to misogynistic (and strange) men, Saher covers it all! Power to you! Why I don't go…

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Legacy Event By Muslim Aid

The obvious reason for my pledging to raise £20,000 for Muslim Aid’s Syria Hospital appeal, was to assist in providing the much-needed hospital equipment and facilities which doctors require to help their patients. But there’s a little more to why I raised my hand to pledge on that particular day. In short, I couldn’t justify…

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Muslim Vogue, Watch it now!

What got you interested in Muslim Fashion?   Where do you think the Muslim market going go?    Does the hijab moving intto mainstream mean universal acceptance of Islamic value?   Where can we find comparisons between the Muslim industry and the Gay industry?   10 Immune Boosters for the season Whose Modesty is it…

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Life After Trump

Democracy On The Rocks Nazhah Khawaja The abominable threat of Y2K finally hit home, over a decade and a half later, and crashed our internal servers when Trump won the election. The overgrown, strangest creation resulting from red and yellow on white, millennium bug surfaced and wreaked havoc on society. We wanted to run (preferably…

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