Faith

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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Rumana Writes…Slow fashion

Lately I’ve been trying to cut down on the number of clothes I have in my wardrobe. There’s a lot to be said about fast fashion and the rise of cheap, poor quality clothes as well as the pressure to have a new #ootd everyday to keep up with the trends. Learning to sew has…

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A reverts Christmas

By Sarah Yataghane   Over the years Christmas for me had been filled with so many feelings, expectations, joys, but mostly disappointments. I never understood exactly why it hadn’t felt ‘quite’ right. I didn’t hold that innocent excitement in the palm of my hand like other kids did. There was always a pressure of spending…

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Motherhood Moments by Brooke Benoit

Brooke Benoit •    Which country are you from? United States (Cali Muslim!) •    How many children do you have? Seven, alhumdulillah •    Motherhood  One thing you’ve learnt since being a mother I am super flexible! Not just when slipping on the ice with babe in arms, managing to hurt only myself in a near-supernatural attempt to…

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Modesty must begin with the heart not the hemline

The pictures of breakfast in bed, the birthday presents piled up beautifully next to a fresh bunch of flowers, the holidays photos with the obligatory hand-holding-in-the-shadow-of-the-moon shot. Chances are you’ve got one or more of these pictures popping up on your timeline, normally captioned with a declaration of love or #luckywoman. In the era of…

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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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Wedding Favours

I D E A S Love me, Love me more. Love grows. Keep it Eco! Keep its Popping! Don’t forget the little guests. Love the idea. Mint to be. Tea favours Cheeky Chocolate. Yay, family favourite. Simple and Sunnah Which team are you? Match made in heaven S H O P   F A V…

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