Cover Story


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Conversion of Yvonne Ridley to Islam


The conversion of a prominent English lady journalist, Yvonne Ridley, to Islam is not something ignorable in the recent history. By embracing Islam a few years back, Ridley has, in fact, stunned the Western world.

pity the nation

Pity The Nation


Pity the nation that has lost its youth to senseless pursuits, where the price of bread is ten times more than the SMS package offered by cellular phone companies – targeting the teens and tweens of Pakistan.

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9/11 - More Than a Decade Later


American Muslims reflect upon life in USA - immediately after 9/11 and a decade later.

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Hope After 9/11 – Globally


At a time post 9/11, when Islam was under intense scrutiny throughout the world and especially in the West, it was heart-warming yet mind-boggling how it still attracted young women with such vigour.

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Label: Muslim; Type: Secular


How has 9/11 transformed the life of secular Muslims? Ruhie Jamshed takes a look.

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Hope after 9/11 - Editorial


Rana Rais Khan's editorial on 9/11 and its aftermath.

Knowledge


ramadan

Ramadan – Scriptural vs. Cultural


Dr. Bilal Philips urges us to derive spiritual benefits from Ramadan rather than fall prey to cultural practices.

samarkand

The “Happening” City of Samarkand


Founded in 700 BC, Samarkand was one of the main centres of Iranian civilization from its early days, writes Umm Ibrahim.

Solutions


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Learning to let go


Controlling comes to many parents naturally and quite spontaneously, regardless of the age of the child. When is it time to let go?

circle

Your Circle of Influence


Great marriages are not a case of accidents. They are achievements one has to strive for, sometimes even for years, writes Umm Zahrah.

laylat ul-qadr

Top Five Ways to Prepare for Laylat-ul-Qadr


Laylat-ul-Qadr is THE event of the year! Don’t miss it!

Values


eid

Eid – Down the Memory Lane


Mashal Tayyab reflects upon Eid - then and now!

khushu

Khushu Salah


Do you want to increase the quality of your Salah? Umm Zahra has some solutions.

slave

The Slave’s False Claim


Inspiring snippets from the life of our predecessors.

Men's Perspective


basheer

Basheer: A Friend’s Farewell


Excerpt from Suleman Ahmer's best-seller, "The Embattled Innocence".

justice

Stand Up for Justice


Rayed Afzal narrates a journey which has turned much of the typical syllabus books of social studies into a pleasure reading for his daughters.

enjoy your life

Be Observant and Complimentary


Snippets from Dr. Al-Arifi's best-selling book "Enjoy Your Life" published by Darussalam.

Lifestyle


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Hope after 9/11 - Book Reviews


Reviews of the latest must-reads!

calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy – Vehicle for the Word of God


Hina Jamal traces the origins and technicalities of calligraphy.

dengue

Treating Dengue the Herbal Way


Amber Saleem presents home and herbal remedies to treat dengue.

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LiveDeen: Taking it Live!


Abdullah Hamid Ali and Naureen Aqueel take a look at Live Deen and the kind of work it is doing.