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Characteristics of Principle-Centred Leaders

Characteristics of Principle-Centred Leaders


Anyone, who is entrusted with the responsibility to lead, should possess the eight discernible characteristics of principle-centered leader, writes Umm Isam.

Yes We Can

“Yes, we can!”


Allah (swt) has given us the perfect training model, if we only chose to follow it, writes Tasneem Vali.

Art of saying 'No'

The Art of Saying NO


The delicate balance is learning to say ‘no’ in a non-offensive, polite manner, while keeping the reigns of your good Ikhlaq in your hand and not degrading or hurting anyone, writes Farah Moazzam.

Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead


Binte Aqueel, Hina Jamal, J. Samia Mair and Sadaf Farooqi explore different aspects of leadership in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah.

Changing the world at 17

Changing the World at Seventeen


Muhammad Ibn Qasim is a true inspiration for the leaders of all times, writes Ayesha Nasir.

Knowledge


Dont get caught without Islam

Don’t Get Caught Dead Without Islam - Part 1


We choose to fear death and love this world. This is one of the signs of our times, which Prophet Muhammad (sa) predicted would happen to Muslims, writes Dr. Bilal Philips.

Working with media

Working with the Media


It is easy to sit back and complain that Muslims are painted with an unfair brush in the Western media. It is harder – but more effective – to do something about it, writes Kiran Ansari.

Progressive Faith

The Progressive Faith


At a time, when Western Europe was, quite literally, plunged in darkness, tenth century Muslim Spain had paved roads with street lighting and running water, writes Saulat Pervez

Solutions


Being a Proactive parent

Being a Proactive Parent!


Are you caught up in a cycle of reactive parenting? Ruhaifa Samir urges you to break out and be proactive instead.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers – Final Part


In the final part of her series for teenagers, Umm Isam suggests three ways of meaningful deposits to build your personal bank account.

Top five things to pack for hajj

Top Five Things to Pack for Hajj


Going for Hajj this year? Ruhaifa Samir details five essential things that should be a part of your baggage, Taqwa being the most important...

Values


Handy Hajj Tips for Ladies

Handy Hajj Tips for Ladies


Are you going for Hajj this year or know someone who is? Aliya Khan and Ruhaifa Samir present some tips to help you make the most of your pilgrimage.

Multitasking and Sunnah

Multitasking and the Sunnah


Muslims are essentially uni-taskers, emphasizes Maryam Sakeenah

Dealing with Innovators

Dealing with Innovators


Instead of fighting over our differences, it is always a good idea to think of more creative and peaceful ways to resolve those differences, such that the right prevails over the wrong.

Men's Perspective


Mission Statement for Two

Mission Statement for Two


Do you, as a couple, have a mission statement for your marriage? If not, Umm Isam recommends that you make one at your earliest.

Use the Right Flavour

Use the Right Flavour


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

Lifestyle


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Book Reviews (Leadership)


Hafsa Ahsan reviews some must-read books on Muslim leadership.

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The Prophet’s (sa) Classroom


As students and teachers, we have a lot to learn from the Prophet’s (sa) classroom, writes Sumaira Dada.

Sanctity of Life

Sanctity of Life


“Sanctity of Life” is an organization dedicated to protecting the life of the unborn child.

Brooming the Kids

Brooming your Kids


Getting kids to play a role – even a small one – in housekeeping, is only going to prepare them in dealing more effectively with difficulties and responsibilities that come in later life.

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Treating Constipation the Herbal Way


Amber Saleem details some home remedies to treat constipation.