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Poetry: Be Kind to Yourself
By Nai'ma B Robert
Love, Marriage and Bipolar Disorder
Raidah Shah Idil interviews Sara, Ali and Tamara about the effects of bipolar disorder on their marriages.
How to do Glam at Home
Carissa D. Lamkahouan attempts to take on that often heard advice to dress up for when hubby gets home.
3 Tips to Prevent and Manage Childhood Stress
Jenna Evans sits down with licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Noha Alshugairi, to unravel the mysteries of childhood stress.
From Leaving Your Parents’ House to Running Your Own - Part 3
Not everybody enjoys the solitary life after leaving their parents’ house. Wardah Abbas tells us how to adapt to the situation in the most interesting ways
The Night Garden
Klaudia Khan ponders in an ethereal oasis.
Soap Box: Divorced Before Marriage
Rahma K reveals a shocking trend increasing among young Muslims.
Hymens, Hijabs and Helmets: Muslimahs Who Cycle
Cycling may be the greenest way to get around but, as Arwa Aburawa knows firsthand, cycling for many Muslimahs entails a myriad of problems, including hymens, hijabs and helmets.
Deen Inspired Gifts for Every Muslim
Oishee Alam catches up with Muslim Gift Guide editors Sobia Hussain and Rhoda Combrinck, and picks their brains about the exciting new online directory.
Ready, Steady, Rest!
Klaudia Khan believes a slow start is the best start when it comes to the post-partum period.
It Takes a Village (and Skype)
Klaudia Khan shows how she and her kids stay in touch with their extended family.
Lail Hossain provides tips on how to successfully turn your windows into showstoppers.
Love Across the Cultural Divide
Muslimahs from around the world share their insights and ref
Maria Zain takes a look at finding your better half, and ful
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High Blood Pressure
Safa Ouhib begins a series on the health issues that plague I'll do it myself!' announces my fiercely independent (when it suits her!) 3 year old. Often it's these sorts of little moments that jolt me into realising that the kids are growing up; they don't nee
Why Not Strive for Mental Wellbeing?
Meanha Begum explores our apprehension towards accepting men “Above all, be the heroine of your life, be the fighter in your story, and be the survivor of your own mind – refuse to be the victim.” Definition: woman /’ⱳʊmǝŋ/ An
Fatima Asmal looks at how we can make the most of being sing The Prophet (SAW) said, "Take advantage of five before five: youth before old age, health before illness, riches before poverty, leisure before work, and life before death." (Tirmidhi)
Baking Fix: Spring Cakes & Bakes
Clara McQuaid bakes up a storm with the best of the season's Spring time is crumble time. Well, that's not quite true: any time is crumble time really, its always a crowd pleaser. But in spring when you are not quite out of the Winter but not yet into
Yvonne’s Cooking School: Common Varieties of Rice
Yvonne Maffei teaches us about the most common varieties of Rice, just like bread, is a st
Musings of a Foodie: Bake Me A Cake
In this edition of Musings of a Foodie, Fatima Bheekoo-Shah When I am stressed, I bake. It
Green Spring Clean Recipes
It's amazing what a bit of baking soda and vinegar can do! 1. FOR MOULD AND MILDEW Dissolve 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1/2 cup of borax in warm water. Spray the liquid onto the affected area and wipe down with a sponge. 2. FOR DIRTY DRA
A Dream Spring Clean
It is at this time of the year that homemakers everywhere ar Get organised Start by making a list of all the tasks you wish to complete. Then make a list of all the things you will need to complete those tasks and stock up on sponges, cleaning clot
Little Wings Gallery Takes Flight
Small business owner Cherie Balla teaches Oishee Alam the ar OA: Tell us about Little Wings Gallery. How did it all begin? CB: Little Wings Gallery is all about creating modern Islamic art and designs to educate, inspire and delight, specialising in art for ch
Maria Zain takes a look at finding your better half, and ful Pick up any book about a devoted Muslim’s way of life and you will find passages and even chapters devoted to married life. As marriage represents half of our faith, it makes perfect sense to make t
Can we ever be too modest? Zahra Hussain encourages us to re Hijab, as in the the way Musli
Scratching the ‘7 Year Itch’
Heba Alshareef discusses how to deal with the bumps on the r When a friend of mine recently
I Encountered a Boy Today
How do you respond to begging? Do you comply, and thus rewar A boy came up to me today. He said, “Please, give me some money.” I looked down into those light pools of innocence and my hand that was about to wave him away stilled. “I don’t have any m
Before I Say Yes
By Na'ima B Robert Here we stand, apart, not touching, not looking. Tomorrow is our nikah. But today, it is as if we are standing at the edge of the sea, the tide coming in to meet us. We are
That Irrational Love
Klaudia Khan spins a tale of mind over heart. Noreen was a sworn enemy of ‘love marriage’ for a myriad of reasons. To begin with, it was against her religious and cultural tradition – this was the reason Noreen mentioned most often, even th
The Greatest Love of All
A heart-rending reminder of the ultimate love story from Umm And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). (Surah
A Woman’s Love, a Prophet’s Promise
Zainab bint Younus shares the stories of two women who held A woman’s love is deep and r
With so many in need and so much to give, let’s discuss ho What you give need not cost an
Don’t Toss Your Pre-Hijab Wardrobe!
Sarah at Modanisa offers up five eco-friendly tips to hijabi Love the creativity and fun that comes with dressing up – but hate all the waste and environmental and social damage that comes with fast, cheap fashion? You’re not the only one. We love to use fa
Gorgeous from Head to Toe
Trained beauty therapist Humma Sharif talks us through the h Now, it’s no myth that every bride wants to look absolutely fantabulous on the most special day of her life and thereafter and why shouldn’t she? The key to looking amazing on your wedding day is
Get Gorgeous with Apple Cider Vinegar
Considered a health miracle by many, apple cider vinegar is Vinegar is considered as one of the key remedies from Islamic Medicine and there are a number of Sahih Hadith which the Messenger of Allah (SAW) has been reported as having praised it. The Prophet (SA
Love Across the Cultural Divide
Muslimahs from around the world share their insights and ref Marriage -two human souls uniting in a lifelong union under the auspices of Allah (SWT) Almighty - can be a precarious affair for even the most closely-matched couple. So how much more preca
While looking for avenues to create renewable sources of rew “You may then begin to imagi
Sharing One World
Should we become best friends or cut ourselves off? Klaudia A friend recently said to me t