Do you remember Him?


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Merits of Friday


Rana Rais Khan highlights the significance and merits of a ‘Friday’ in a Muslim’s life in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah!

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Mind your Language


Controlling the choice of words is one of the first pre-requisites of a being a Momin. Farah Moazzam shows us how we can do it.

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Zayd Ibn Thabit - The Preserver of the Holy Quran!


Seekers of knowledge came from far and wide to benefit from him. When Zayd (rta) died, Abu Hurairah (rta) said: "Today, the scholar of this Ummah has died." Mehreen Ganny takes us back in time.

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Finding the Best Friend


Allah (swt) surely guides us out of darkness towards light. Noor Syed shares an experience with us.

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A Fresh Look For Your Child’s Room


Looking for ideas to spark up your kids’ room the easy and economical way? Well, Get going with Laila Brence

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A Place for Pets


Pets are commonplace in homes of Muslims and non-Muslims. Saba Sarwar gives us an Islamic perspective on keeping pets.

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The Islamic Finance and Banking System


Sumaira Dada highlights the Islamic financial system, which is about the equitable distribution of wealth

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The Creator and Our Kids


Rana Rais Khan reflects, that as good Muslim parents, we should help our children cultivate a lifelong relationship with Allah (swt), so that they become the best human beings

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Surfing The Web!


Tasneem Vali gives tips on handling the pitfalls of web surfing

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Dates – The Candy That Grows On Trees


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh explores the medical and spiritual healing preserved in dates

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Dates – The Candy That Grows On Trees


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh explores the medical and spiritual healing preserved in dates

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Ramadan – An Awesome Time!


Khalfan bin Mohammed stresses that fasting is not a time of suffering, as many people think. It is just the opposite.

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Fun While Fasting


Is it possible for fun and fasting to go together? Of course! Here are some ideas for kids to enjoy this Ramadan and have fun while fasting!

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The Prophet’s (sa) Hajj


Rana Rais Khan peaks into the past and finds out, how our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sa) carried out his rituals during the Hajj

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The Wedding Night


The wedding season is in full swing. Affaf Jamal shares some handy advice for the brides and grooms pertaining to the wedding night (as per the Sunnah).

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Taraweeh – The Essence of Ramadan


Umm Usman highlights some important Ahadeeth discussing the rulings for Taraweeh

Vol 4-Issue 3 Hajj rules specific to Women

Hajj Rules Specific to Women


Going for Hajj this year or know someone know is? Rana Rais Khan details a few things all ladies proceeding for Hajj should bear in mind...

Vol 5 - Issue 3 The first ten days of Dhul-Hajj

The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah


Among the special seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which Allah (swt) has preferred over all the other days of the year. These days, which include the Day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha, bring Muslims an opportunity to correct their faults and make up for any shortcomings. Ofaira Ateeq Husain shares with us the suggestions of Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid to make the most of these days.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Imams of Ahadeeth

Imams of Ahadeeth


Our scholars played their part and did it extremely well. They offered unimaginable services to Allah (swt) for the preservation of the Sunnah. Our acceptance or rejection of them only speaks of our own character.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Labaik Allahuma Labaik

Labbaik-Allahuma-Labbaik


“Here I am, O Allah! Here I am!” echoed in my heart, my mind and soul all in unison. For the first time in my life I experienced unadulterated rapture. Tasneem Vali shares her Hajj diary.

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Vol 4 - Issue 4 Dealing with Jealousy

Dealing with Jealousy


Sumaira Dada discusses jealousy at the workplace in the light of Islam

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Working with Shy Students


Farah Najam outlines specific strategies to handle shy students.

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Beauty and well-being


Noorjehan Arif presents tips for home and health improvement.

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Vol 4-Issue 1 Voicing their Silence

Voicing Their Silence


Atefa Jamal reports about the ways KFC Pakistan is helping the hearing impaired make their presence felt

Vol 4-Issue 1 Hajj- A personal reflection

Hajj – A Personal Reflection


Kulsoom Omar shares the rejuvenating feelings she brought home from Hajj

Vol 4-Issue 1 Abuse to the Earth

Abuse to Earth – Are we Accountable for it?


Rana Rais Khan was inspired to write this article, when her 5 year old son informed her about celebrating the Earth Day at school.

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Understanding Anger


Sumaira Dada presents excerpts from Dr. Farhat Hashmi’s lecture “Let Anger Go”

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Anger for Allah (swt)


Sadaf Farooqi takes a look at what made the Prophet (sa) angry!

Vol 4-Issue 1 Anger Management

Anger Management


Anger management – Is it really possible? What do the Quran and the Sunnah have to say about it?

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Vol 5 - Issue 1  Shopping- The Islamic prespective

Shopping - an Islamic Perspective


Alhumdulillah, keeping within the boundaries of Shariah, we can enjoy and make the most of our shopping sprees, encourages Ofaira Hussain.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  Socially Constructed Fun

Socially Constructed Fun


What do you see, when you think of fun and entertainment? What images and ideas come into your mind? What feelings do they evoke?

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An Interview with Ms. Bilquees Edhi


In this age of materialism and heightened individualism, selfless efforts are rare gems. One family that has become a paragon of such values is the Edhis.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  A Moment of Reflect

A Moment to Reflect


A political leader has been assassinated. Civic life has come to a standstill and people are stuck at home. What to do? Sadaf Farooqi offers some solutions.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  The Process of Islamic revolutions

The Process of Islamic Revolution


Under the present conditions, however, there is no need for an armed struggle; indeed, such a struggle is not likely to succeed, writes Dr. Israr Ahmed.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  The lighter side of Islam

The Lighter Side of Islam


We must remember that Allah (swt) is Al-Wadud (The Loving One). He puts smiles on our faces because He loves us.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  Concept of Fun

Concept of Fun


It is imperative to know what Allah (swt) and His Messenger (sa) tell us about celebrating our moments of happiness.

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Vol 3- Issue 3 Forces of Change

Forces of Change


Addressing the students of the Quran, Sadaf Farooqi outlines the golden rules for avoiding friction with family members and gently guiding them towards Allah (swt)

Vol 3- Issue 3 Faith & Hill

Faith & the Hill


Ramla Akhter shows us how a little faith takes us a long way.

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Imam Bukhari


Affaf Jamal tells us more about the man recognized for the book commonly known as "Sahih Bukhari"

Vol 3- Issue 3  Concept of modernity

Concept of Modernity in Islam


Maruf Abul Adil presents the Islamic perspective on modernity and its ideal application in the society

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Vol 1-Issue 2    Beautiful names

Beautiful Names


Umm Saad lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr. "The most beautiful names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them." (Surah Al-Araf 7:180).

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“Do not kill yourself”


Naba Basar brings to light the serious challenge of resisting suicide in today's disturbed and fast paced society.

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The Prophet (sa) as the Supreme Commander of the Army


Umm Saad tells us how the Prophet (sa) was a simple man, yet his enemies trembled before him.

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Ibn Khaldun


Rym Aoudia tells us about a Muslim thinker whose thoughts still echo today.

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Decorating Without Doubt


Kiran Ansari writes about guidelines to decorating a Muslim home that invites Allah Al-Jameel’s blessings upon us, without bordering on extravagance and ostentation.

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Dawah - The Call Towards Allah (swt)


Farah Zahidi-Moazzam defines Dawah - the responsibility of each and every Muslim

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Optimism - the Beauty of Islam


Muslims today should be of good cheer. They should highlight the good efforts of one another and try spreading hope within the Ummah.

Vol 5 - Issue 2 Planning for Ramadan

Planning for Ramadan


Ramadan has been called a ‘training school’ by some; so make sure you graduate from this school with flying colours - colours that should brighten up your entire life.

Vol 5 - Issue 2 Who is the most deserving of Zakat

Who is the Most Deserving of Zakah?


Sumaira Dada discusses the different types of charity and the recipients of Zakah in the light of the Quran, the Sunnah and scholars’ opinions.

Vol 5 - Issue 2 Ruling on Celebrating the Middle of Shabaan

Ruling on Celebrating the Middle of Shaban


Ofaira Hussain presents a collection of Fatawas on the subject of celebrating "Shab-e-Baraat"

Vol 5 - Issue 2 Once, leaders of civilization

Once, Leaders of Civilization


We must understand the causes for the decline of the Ummah and vouch to work towards its uplifting.

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Combating Depression the Prophet (sa)'s Way


It was his unshakeable faith in Allah (swt) that provided Muhammad (sa) with the healing balm for the wounds cut by the tests of life.

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Depression: the Elephant in the Room


A Muslim with strong faith in Allah (swt) can never suffer from chronic stress or prolonged depression. The Islamic way of life provides remedies for any distress caused by life’s tribulations.

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Islam in Albania


Now Albania is a democratic state, but the legacy of its communist past still looms over the minds and lives of the Albanian people.

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The Glue Story


Of bonding and learning the true lessons of life … Tasneem Vali shares the memories of her grandmother

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Months and More


Ever thought about the Islamic calendar? How it initiated and what is it named after? Sabahat Anwar explores its vitality and impact on our life

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Life and its Worth


Can life hold a value higher than what the mundane offers to us mortals? Mahwash Ajaz tries to find answers.

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Educational Research Institute (ERI)


Hafsa Ahsan talks to the pioneers of the Educational Research Institute to understand the concept of an integrated curriculum, teachers’ development programs and much more

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Prophet Muhammad’s (sa) Sense of Humour


The Holy Prophet (sa) brought joy to those around him by his cheerful demeanour. Bushra Anwar narrates some funny incidents from his life.

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Know Your Creator


“The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them, but shun those who deviate regarding His names for they will be punished for what they do” (Al.Araaf 7: 180). Dr. Sadaf Shiekh and Umm Saad attempt to describe the Majesty of the Creator

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Malik Ibn Anas


Amena Lali looks into the noble life and achievements of a pious scholar of Islam

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Do You Remember Him?


Annita Sani takes an in-depth look at Dhikr and how frequently we remember Allah (swt)

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Vol 3-Issue1 Victims Of discontent

Victims of Discontent


Arsalaan Ahmad Siddiqi guides us towards achieving satisfaction within our hearts - the riches of self-contentment

Vol 3-Issue 1 The Call towards Allah swt

The Call towards Allah (swt)


Rana Rais Khan reflects on a Dawah technique that won over the heart of the Negus, the King of Abyssinia, and can still be used today

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The Prophet's Compassion for Children


Amatullah Abdullah brings to our attention the need of children for role models and not critics. Prophet's (sa) dealings with children is an example for us to follow.

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Abul Qasim Al-Zahrawi


Rym Aoudia introduces us to one of the first and finest surgeons the world has ever known

Vol 3- Issue 1  Elderly Parents

Elderly Parents - Handle With Care!


Rana Rais Khan presents a heart-touching analysis, geared towards understanding our old parents better and bridging generation gaps.

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Birth Celebrations


Mufti Taqi Usmani - a renowned Islamic scholar - sheds light on the rulings pertaining to celebrating of the Prophet's (sa) birthday.

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Vol 2-Issue 2 Beautiful names

Beautiful Names


Umm Saad lends meaning to your Tasbeehaat and Dhikr. "The most beautiful names belong to Allah (swt), so call on Him by them..." (Al-Araf 7:180).

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Iman - The Foundation of Islam


In words and action, Umm Saad tells us of the true meaning of Iman.

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The Etiquette of Joking


Munqidh As-Saqqar presents the Islamic perspective on the seemingly harmless act of joking.

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Islamic Social Etiquette


Umm Saad highlights the noble mannerism and grace portrayed by Allah's Messenger (sa) in times when ignorance and indecency was rife.

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Yusuf Bin Tashfin


Tasneem Vali tells the story of Yusuf Bin Tashfin - a Moravid king of Northern Africa, who "saved Muslims from themselves"

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Salam means Peace


Salam means peace and peace is dear to Allah (swt), writes Atefa Jamal.

Vol 2-Issue 2  Formula for Peace

Formula for Peace


A concoction for peace and tranquility in our hearts put together to address lifes’ stress and strife - written by Alia Adil.

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Vol 2 -Issue 3     Beautiful names

Beautiful Names


Umm Saad lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr. "The most beautiful names belong to Allah (swt), so call on Him by them." (Al-Araf 7:180)

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Life After Ramadan

Life after Ramadan


Kiran Ansari invites to re-evaluate the attractions of Ramadan and offers tips for keeping the spirit of blessed month in our hearts all year long

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Salat-ul-Istikhara


Are you overwhelmed by decisions to make and confused regarding the best options? Atefa Jamal reminds us of the Prophet's (sa) advice about making the right choice and attaining the peace of mind.

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Sheikh Ahmad Deedat

Sheikh Ahmad Deedat


Farah Zahidi-Moazzam reminisces about a Daee whom we'll always remember!

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Hospitality in Islam

Hospitality in Islam


Highlighting the guidance of our prophets, Islam brings sanity to the concept of hospitality and allows all to enjoy whether one is a host or the guest. Written by Rana Rais Khan.

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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.

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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.

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Vol 3-Issue 2 The state  of Nafs

The State of Nafs


Maruf Abul Adil invites to reflect upon the origins of our Nafs and make our best choices for attaining Jannah

Vol 3-Issue 2 Dawah The call towards Allah swt

The Call Towards Allah (swt)


Rana Rais Khan analyzes the similarity of Bedouins and some of our Imams hailing from the village

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Mercy during War


Rana Rais Khan observes how Allah's Apostle (sa) upheld the humanitarian ideals even at times of war against the most tyrant enemies

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Salahuddin Ayyubi


Uzma Rizvi recounts the achievements that made Salahuddin Ayyubi one of history's most renowned Sultans

Vol 3-Issue 2 Intimate isuues

Intimate Issues


Kulsoom Omar details Islam’s perspective on sexuality and intimate issues, as fortified by Haya and marriage

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Vol 6 -Issue 2 destination Jannah

Destination: Jannah


Hafsa Ahsan takes a look at how an individual, destined for Jannah, will breeze past the various stages after his/her death

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The Prophet’s (sa) Visit to Jannah


Asma Siddiqui details the Prophet's visit to Jannah during the Isra Wal-Miraj.

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Paradise on Earth


Is there a Paradise on this earth? Naureen Aqueel explores.

Vol 6 -Issue 2 Men and Women

Men and Women of Jannah


Did you know that apart from the ten blessed Companions of the Prophet (sa), who were given the glad tidings of Jannah, there are other extraordinary individuals, whom the Prophet (sa) foretold also to be among the dwellers of Jannah?

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Story of Hiba


Rana Rais Khan reflects upon her journey with Hiba Magazine.

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Jannah: The Forgotten Reward


What is Jannah? What is it like? Uzma Jawed details.

Vol 6 -Issue 2 tipping the Scale

Tipping the Scales


Iqra Asad draws a comparison between worldly rewards and rewards in Jannah.

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Jan 11 - Raising confident kids

Raising Confident Kids


The material presented in this article is based on a workshop titled “Raising Confident Kids” facilitated by Madeha Masood at ERDC (Educational Resource Development Centre).

Jan 11 - Why people cut ties

Why People Cut Ties


Umm Abdullah reflects upon the alarming trend of severing kinship ties.

Jan 11 - Seven habits families

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families


The seven habits of highly effective families, as detailed by Stephen Covey in his best-seller. Adapted and presented here by Umm Isam.

Jan 11 - Joint Family in Islam

Joint Family in Islam: Challenges and Solutions


The question of prime importance is: what does Islam say about the joint family? Sadaf Farooqi takes an in-depth look at the issues and the solutions.

Jan 11- Be my Guest

Be my Guest


Guests indeed are among Allah's (swt) blessings, but we can see from the Prophet’s (sa) example that there is a certain etiquette of visitation, which one must follow in order to fulfill the Sunnah, writes Tooba Asim.

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Vol 6 - Issue 1 Fitrah

Fitrah: Your Disposition Towards Virtue


Are we inherently inclined towards evil? No, argues Laila Brence.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 The Prophet sa & us

Shaitan's Schemes against the Prophet (sa)


How did Satan attack the Prophet (sa)? Atefa Jamal takes us back in time.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Is Boycotting Fruitful

Is Boycotting Fruitful?


Should we or should we not resort to economic boycott when all else fails? Lamya Almas presents her case!

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Greatest Fitnahs

Greatest Fitnahs of Satan


Sadaf Farooqi takes a look at the avenues through which Satan attacks us most effectively.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Know your enemy

Know Your Enemy


Rana Rais Khan details specific characteristics of Satan, as mentioned in the Quran.

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Satanism Movement through the Years


The Satanism movement, established somewhere in the 1700s, accepts Satan and all his qualities as a guide or model for daily living. Rana Rais Khan looks at how this movement has fared through the years.

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Body Modifications: The Pursuit of Desires


Body modification is also, as Satan himself promised, a means of following one’s desires, in order to change whatever one wants in one’s natural physical form created by Allah (swt), explains Sadaf Farooqi.

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Vol 5 - Issue 3 Wisdom

Hikmah (Wisdom)


What does it take to become wise? Is there a formula for it? And of all qualities in life, why should one seek wisdom? Does it pay to be wise?

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Selection of Duas

Selection of Duas


J. Samia Mair presents her favourite Duas.

Vol 5 - Issue 3 The first ten days of Dhul-Hajj

The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah


Among the special seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which Allah (swt) has preferred over all the other days of the year. These days, which include the Day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha, bring Muslims an opportunity to correct their faults and make up for any shortcomings. Ofaira Ateeq Husain shares with us the suggestions of Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid to make the most of these days.

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The Dawn of Knowledge - Part 1


Contributions of the early Muslims were so vivid, abundant and diverse that this article has barely been able to give them the credit they so richly deserve.

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Concept of Knowledge in Islam

Knowledge in Islam


The early Muslims gave the top priority to seeking and spreading knowledge, especially that of Deen. They acted upon what they learnt. Thus, history reflects the respect, peace and power they enjoyed.

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Making sense of the Danish Cartoon issue

Making Sense of the Danish Cartoon Issue


Islam is different from other religions and has a unique approach to life and humanity. It must be understood, rather than ridiculed on the pretext of freedom of speech.

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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.

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Changing the World at Seventeen


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

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Vol 3- Issue 4 Shaking off superstitions

Shaking Off Superstitions


Atefa Jamal explains the origins and dangers of superstitions and describes the ways of overcoming them

Vol 3- Issue 4 Anybody reading anymore

Anybody Reading Anymore?


Rana Rais Khan reminds us of that, which gives us the most noble and esteemed status among all of Allah’s (swt) creation

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Response to Magic


Sadaf Farooqi eloquently portrays the superhuman ability of the Prophet (sa) to forgive those, who wronged him

Vol 3- Issue 4 Muhammad Bin Qasim

Muhammad bin Qasim


Samreen Rizvi presents life of Muhammad bin Qasim - the youngest conqueror of the world who, brought Islam to Indo-Pakistan

Vol 3- Issue 4 Magic and It's reality

Magic and its Reality


Kulsoom Omar elaborates the prevention and cure for magic and its like, as mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah

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Vol 4-Issue 3 The Demon of Dowry

The Demon of Dowry


Prevalence of the dowry custom not only jeopardizes the lives of future female infants and makes marriage difficult for girls in general, but also becomes a menace to low-income groups, writes Sadaf Farooqi.

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The Prophet’s (sa) Marriages – Wisdom for Those Who Seek it


Further study of the lives and personalities of the mothers of believers would reveal, why they were selected by Allah (swt) to uphold this special title, writes Atefa Jamal.

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Islamic Products for Kids


Are you looking for good Islamic products for children? Uzma Jawed has some suggestions for you.

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Wedding Websites


Hafsa Ahsan presents a review of some worthy wedding clicks

Vol 4-Issue 3 Hajj rules specific to Women

Hajj Rules Specific to Women


Going for Hajj this year or know someone know is? Rana Rais Khan details a few things all ladies proceeding for Hajj should bear in mind...

Vol 4-Issue 3 Date palm education system

Date Palm Education System


Atefa Jamal describes how Fozia Ahsan’s school aims to cultivate the Muslims of tomorrow

Vol 4-Issue 3 Marriage sermon

The Marriage Sermon


Discover the actual meaning of the Marriage Sermon through excerpts from Dr. Farhat Hashmi’s audio lecture “Nikah Mubarak” (transcribed by Sumaira Dada)

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Hospitality towards Pilgrims


Ofaira Hussain takes a look at the cultural practices related to pilgrims

Vol 4-Issue 3 Muslim Weddings

Muslim Weddings


Samreen Rizvi specifies the Sunnah practices of a Muslim wedding.

Vol 4-Issue 3 Lal Masjid in focus

Lal Masjid in Focus


Dr. Israr Ahmed (late) gave two lectures on the incidence of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa. Here are the excerpts from his speech.

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Speak or Hold your Silence


How do we ensure our words are chosen wisely? Lamya Almas has some ideas.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Cell phones

Cell-Phones: The Ignored Etiquettes


How gadget-wise are you? Laila Ansari elaborates the oft-ignored etiquette of cell phone usage in public.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Advisors of the Prophet saw

Advisors of the Prophet (sa)


When the Prophet (sa) had to make crucial decisions, who participated in the discussion and advised him wisely? Here is a brief look at some of the advisors of the Prophet (sa).

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Dignity of Islam

Dignity of Islam: The Labour Day!


What we need is to follow the Quran and the Sunnah strictly. No holiday can establish the dignity and rights of labourers in any society. Only we can!

Vol 7 - Issue 1 CyberACTIVE

Cyber ACTIVE!


Naureen Aqueel takes a look at how micro-blogging is the new "in" thing and the ways it can be used constructively.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 The right attitude

The Right Attitude


Do you verify Islamic content on smses and emails before you forward it? Hafsa Ahsan presents some precautions to take before forwarding such emails.

Vol 7 -Issue 1 Fasad

Fasad – The Corrupter of Hearts


Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed's analysis on Fasad and how to cleanse one's heart from it.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Muslims in Cyberspace

Muslims in Cyberspace


Cyberspace, like this world at large, is a delicate testing ground for the practicing Muslim. On the one hand, there are enormous benefits that can be gained, but on the other hand, one is exposed to a murky world of temptations and addictions.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Dawah in Cyberspace

Dawah in Cyberspace - Why and How?


The first time that I cried at the wonder of Allah (swt) was when I witnessed the resilience of a sixteen-year-old shy Mexican girl converting to Islam in my college in the USA.

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Shaping Eternity


Nayyara Rahman writes about how a teacher affects eternity and there is no telling when his or her influence stops

Vol 1-Issue 2 Months & More

Months and More


Sabahat Anwar explores the meanings, significance and historical background of Islamic months

Vol 1-Issue 2 Upbringing Children

Upbringing Children the Prophet’s (sa) Way!


Umm Saad reiterates that our children have certain rights upon us and we, as parents, have to fulfill them. Only then can we make them realize our rights on them. We must lead by example.

Vol 1-Issue 2    Beautiful names

Beautiful Names


"And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them..." (Surah Al-Araaf 7:180) Dr. Sadaf Shiekh and Umm Saad re-discover the Majesty of the Creator's names.

Vol 1-Issue 2     Ibn Sina

Ibn Sina


Rym Aoudia sheds light on the life and accomplishments of a pioneer in early research and medicine

Vol 1-Issue 2 Raising fine men

Raising Fine Men


Herbert Hoover once quoted, "A boy has two jobs. One is just being a boy. The other is growing up to be a man." This can be a journey filled with adventure; learning and much achievement, provided parents do their job well. It's quite a formidable challenge but it's undoubtedly worth it. Rana Rais Khan explains...

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Tracing the Forgotten Women Scholars of Islam

Tracing the Forgotten Women Scholars of Islam


...the irony of our forgotten women scholars is that they spent their lives in the pursuit of historical facts, whereas Muslims have long forgotten the fact of their contribution...

Making the Most of Book Fairs

Making the Most of Book Fairs


Hafsa Ahsan offers handy tips to ensure you make the most out of annual book fairs.

From Paper to Pixels

From Paper to Pixels


E-books are making inroads in the world of paper and ink, writes Tooba Asim.

Read in the Name of Your Lord

Read in the Name of Your Lord


What is the importance of reading? What is the significance of ensuring that kids are given the right books to read? Dr. Muhammad Abid Ali explores.

Read in the Name of Your Lord

Is anyone reading out there?


Hiba Magazine got in touch with AFAQ Publishers to get their input. Muhammad Pervez, Teacher-Educator, AFAQ (Karachi) gave us the following response.

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Beginning to Read


Do you want to become an avid reader and are wondering where to start? Ruhaifa Samir has some handy tips!

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Improving the Teaching of Islamiat


Speaking from a student's perspective, Hafsa Ahsan humbly offers the teachers of Islamiat practical suggestions for improving the quality of lectures

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Food for Thought


Misplaced discipline in our eating lifestyles must be harnessed to discover the true joys of health and harmony, writes Dr. Sarah Shahab

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Blessed Food


Naba Basar shows how Allah has preserved blessings even in the food we eat, if only we acknowledge it and take benefit from it

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Dazzling Dubai


In 2002, 4.8 million visitors checked in to Dubai's hotels. Tourism accounted for almost 18% of GDP of the country. Farah Najam explains why.

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Vol 4- Issue 2 Information warfare

Information Warfare


Absar H. Kazmi exposes the new tactics of 21st century warfare and suggests the ways of curtailing its effects on Muslim society

Vol 4- Issue 2 Junaid Jamshed unplugged

Junaid Jamshed‘s Media Musings


Azeem Pirani and Atefa Jamal recount Junaid Jamshed’s narration of his life in the media

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Preparing for Ramadan


Kiran Ansari presents handy tips to enable you to organize yourself well ahead of time and make the most out of this Ramadan, Insha'Allah!

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Taraweeh – The Essence of Ramadan


Umm Usman highlights some important Ahadeeth discussing the rulings for Taraweeh

Vol 4- Issue 2 Target-Family

Target: Family


Hafsa Ahsan speaks out on what television dramas and soaps directly aim at

Vol 4- Issue 2 Role of Media

Role of the Media


Huma Imam analyzes the role of the mass media – the Islamic perspective and how constructive can media really be in our lives?

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Vol 5 - Issue 4 The Boulder of biddats

The Boulder of Biddats (Innovations)


Rana Rais Khan analyzes some deep-rooted innovations and why we continue to observe them.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 The Prophet sa & us

The Prophet (sa) and Us


One most remarkable and striking aspect of the Prophet (sa) was his ability to command respect in situations where anyone else would border on undignified.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Mercy of the World

Mercy for the World


Campaigns like Mercy for the World indeed help propagate the message of Allah (swt) and His Prophet (sa). Such campaigns can also be considered as an effective and timely effort to counter the Danish caricatures.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Imams of Ahadeeth

Imams of Ahadeeth


Our scholars played their part and did it extremely well. They offered unimaginable services to Allah (swt) for the preservation of the Sunnah. Our acceptance or rejection of them only speaks of our own character.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Compilation of Ahadeeth

Compilation of Ahadeeth


Rana Rais Khan lists some important and authentic compilations of Ahadeeth.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Reply for Ahadeeth Rejecters

Reply to Ahadeeth Rejecters


Excerpts from Dr. Idrees Zubair’s lectures

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Sunnah

Sunnah - Why should we follow it?


If we constantly follow the Sunnah in our daily lives, our moral laziness gets diminished, and we do not find obedience in greater matters to be difficult.

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Dawn of Knowledge - Part 2


If we could identify with our role models of the past, we could also triumph over this period of illiteracy, which is dominated by traits like enmity, intolerance and narcissism, writes Uzma Jawed.

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Jul 10 - Let's Compare

Let’s Compare!


We are not a nation that has just recently discovered soap bars, fragrant scrubs or the dental floss. We are the ones, who set precedence for the usage of all such personal and public hygiene related products, and that too, 1400 years back.

Jul 10 - The Prophet's saw concern for taharah

The Prophet’s (sa) Concern for Taharah


After being blessed with Prophethood, the second revelation reminded the Prophet (sa) of his heavy responsibilities and asked him to observe cleanliness, writes Halima Khan.

Jul 10 - Travelling with Quran

Travelling with the Quran


There are several ways we can keep the Quran close to us while travelling. Fiza Fatima Asar elaborates on some of the ways.

Jul 10 - Dare to think

Dare to Think!


Keep in mind the words of Socrates: “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

Jul 10 - Is dirt good

Is Dirt Good?


With countless cartoons which show violence without pain and endorse dirty surroundings as elements of fun and enjoyment, the media has reversed the concepts of good and bad, writes Asma Siddiqui.

Jul 10 - Don't confuse liberal with tolerant

Don’t Confuse Liberal with Tolerant!


J. Samia Mair reflects upon her experiences as a revert Muslimah and wonders whether a liberal individual is necessarily tolerant.

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Towards a Commendable Character


Ayesha Khatib narrates the happenings at a three-day Character Fair in Star Links School.

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Taharah – Half of Faith


We live in a world which gives us mixed messages regarding cleanliness (Taharah). The mass media encourages our children to get as dirty as they want. What guidance do we derive from the Quran and Sunnah regarding Taharah?

Jul 10 - Cleansing our interiors

Cleansing our Interiors


What an irony! A house is wiped clean of the last speck of dust. But the inmates either forgot or ignored to purify their hearts and souls along with it.

Jul 10 - The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer


Maryam Sakeenah pays a humble tribute to Dr. Israr Ahmed.

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Apr 11- Isa (as) a vital piece of the puzzle

Isa (as) – A Vital Piece to the Puzzle


Rana Khan looks at the life and times of Prophet Isa (as).

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Some Facts about Imam Mahdi


A brief introduction to Imam Mahdi!

Apr 11 - Mass Media

Symbolism in the Mass Media


Some revelations of imagery used in popular culture, however, do give one the creeps, write Hooruneen Sheikh and Binte Aqueel.

Apr 11 - Surat Al Kahf

Surat Al-Kahf (The Cave) – Why is it a Shield against Dajjal?


It is pivotal to understand that Surat Al-Kahf is not just a magical spell that will serve as a shield against the Antichrist. Rather, the comprehension of its underlying meaning and application of the suggested measures will save us from Dajjal, writes Umm Isam.

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The Secret to Success


When we changed our inner self as an individual, Allah (swt) changed our exterior-self as a nation, writes Rahila Aziz.

Apr 11- Coming of Dajjal

The Coming of Dajjal


Tasneem Vali and Sadaf Farooqi transcribe and compile a very important lecture of Dr. Israr Ahmed about the advent of Dajjal.

Apr 11- Coming of Dajjal

An Important Hadith


A detailed hadith, recorded in Sahih Muslim, gives out important information about the Dajjal.

Apr 11 - To believe or not to believe

To Believe or not to Believe


We must have the correct information about Dajjal from authentic sources. And we must know how to handle this information, writes Hafsa Ahsan.

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Vol 6 - Issue 3 Hajj

Hajj: Exemptions and Misconceptions


It is important for Muslims to know all the aspects of Hajj, in order to ensure that it will be accepted by Allah (swt), once they do perform it, writes Sadaf Farooqi.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Dying living for Allah

Dying and Living for Allah (swt)


Ayesha Nasir reviews an amazing book written by Khurram Murad.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Dealing with Hyperactive

Dealing with Hyperactive Children


At the end of the day, if a teacher is really willing to work with these children and ensure that they graduate after having learnt something, he/she can definitely do wonders with his/her students.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Eating Healthy

Eating Healthy


Overeating is strongly discouraged in both the Quran and the Sunnah. The Quran says: “…eat of the Tayyibat (good lawful things) wherewith We have provided you, and commit no transgression or oppression therein.” (Ta-Ha, 20:81)

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Stillbirth

Stillbirth: A Tragic Reality


Keeping a positive outlook and faith in Allah (swt) will give the family of the deceased child the necessary strength for going through the grieving process, writes Ruhie Jamshed.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Eating Healthy

A Chicken Affair


Culinary expert Naheed Ansari gives us some delicious chicken recipes to jazz up our daily meals.

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Life Without The Idiot Box


As more and more families begin to realize the perils of having a television in the home, many are stepping up to limit, if not completely remove, its presence from their lives, observes Naureen Aqueel.

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The Fallen Stars


Whether it was John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Parveen Babi, Heath Ledger, Divya Bharti, Amy Winehouse or Michael Jackson – somewhere down the road, after achieving all that a person desires in this world, they all met a lonely, tragic death.

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Let’s Chill


Entertainment is not restricted to television or radio! There are plenty of other avenues that can be explored as an individual or as a family! It’s all about being creative and exploring new options.

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Music in Islam


It is often said that music leads to tranquility of the soul. However, the tranquility that one acquires from remembering Allah (swt) is entirely different from the one experienced through music, writes Alia Adil.

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The “Fun-damentals” of Entertainment


The rule was simple. Whatever was a source of pleasure to Allah (swt) in the name of fun was approved by Muhammad (sa). Therefore he never partook in pleasures that served the Nafs but defied the Shariah.

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Culturally Yours


The latest ‘cultural Muslim’ coming of age is Shiraz Uppal, who tweeted, “There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in the way your Creator wants it to be spent.”

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Entertainment - Editorial


Rana Rais Khan's editorial on contemporary entertainment.

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Oct 10 - Allah swt is beautiful

“Allah (swt) is beautiful and He loves beauty” (Muslim)


We have been taught to pray: "O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well." (Hisnul Haseen) Ameen.

Oct 10 - Highs and lows of modesty

The Highs and Lows of Modesty


Rana Rais Khan presents some strategies to inculcate Haya in our lifestyle.

Oct 10 - Defining the Satar

Defining the Satar


As Muslims, we must interpret everything in the light of the Quran and Sunnah; thus, our dress and actions must follow the aforementioned conventions.

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The Meaning of Good Character


A speech by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani at Masjid Bait-ul-Mukarram

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What does a Beautiful Soul look like?


In Islam, beauty of the soul is greatly emphasized over the outer, physical beauty. Therefore, the saying “beauty isn’t skin-deep” is absolutely true.

Oct 10 - The Vanity Affair

The Vanity Affair


Islam teaches us the difference between ephemeral and eternal beauty. It teaches us that we are all ugly ducklings with the potential to become magnificent swans, writes J. Samia Mair.

Oct 10 - The Art of Complimenting

The Art of Complimenting


As humans, we do need to appreciate others and at times, also need appreciation and encouragement. But how and why are important questions for a Mumin.

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Friends Forever


Noorjehan Arif observes: "Making good friends is also a craft, partly learnable and partly a gift of Allah."

Months & More

Months and More


Sabahat Anwar discusses the significance of the 11th,12th, and 1st months of the Islamic calendar.

Prophet's Hajj

The Prophet’s (sa) Hajj


Rana Rais Khan peaks into the past and finds out, how our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sa) carried out his rituals during the Hajj

Beautiful names

Beautiful Names


"The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them." (Al-Araf 7:180). Shaikh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr.

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Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi


Amena Shahrukh Lali recounts the dynamic life of a great Muslim conqueror who opened many lands and brought Islam to their people

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Ties With Non-Muslims


Rana Rais Khan re-evaluates ties with non-Muslims in the light of Quran and Sunnah for optimum benefits of the society

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Vol 2 -Issue 4     Beautiful names

Beautiful Names


Umm Saad lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr. "The most beautiful names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them..." (Surah Al-Araf 7:180).

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Hope & Fear

Hope and Fear


Rana Rais Khan reflects on the aftermath of the catastrophe that struck the northern areas of Pakistan on October 8, 2005.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Dawah The call towards Allah swt

The Call towards Allah (swt)


Rana Rais Khan contemplates on the sincerity of those who take on the mission of inviting to the Deen of Allah.

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Sujood-As-Sahu


"Our beloved Prophet (sa) warned us regarding Shaitan's efforts to ruin our Salah and instructed us how to undo his mischief," explains Atefa Jamal.

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Tipu Sultan


Hafsa Ahsan lifts up our spirits with an account of a Muslim leader, popularly known as the Tiger King.

Wasted blessings

Wasted Blessings


Uzma Rizvi focuses upon the wastage of blessings bestowed upon us by Allah, accompanied by pragmatic solutions for their optimum usage and nurturing a sense of gratitude and obedience as a byproduct

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Handling Financial Difficulties the Sunnah Way

Handling Financial Difficulties the Sunnah Way


Real-life accounts of people who faced hardship but refused to compromise on their values.

Making Kids Money-Wise

Making Kids Money-Wise


Help children gain values early on by letting them make their own money-related decisions. Even if they end up making a loss, this is a lesson better learnt sooner than later!

Halal Options for Investment

Halal Options for Investment


The writer is an Islamic banker by profession and, in this article, will be informing readers about the Shariah-compliant investment options available in Pakistan. It is advisable that readers review these options according to their own set of beliefs and unique financial situation.

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A Loser’s Gain


There are quite a few techniques that do not, in the long run, save anything. Seemingly, they increase one’s income; however, they take all the Barakah out of it. Learn more with Umm Ibrahim and Umm Amal.

Needless Wants

Needless Wants


What is it that makes it so difficult for us to sift our needs from our endless wants? Tooba Asim asked herelf this question and identified the common traps most of us fall into

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Ways to Maximize Halal Rizq


Inspired by a book titled “15 Ways to Increase Your Earnings from the Quran and Sunnah” by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi.

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Overcoming the Roadblocks to Qanat


Are you going to get up each morning submitting to Allah (swt) or are you going to sulk in bed, mulling over all your worries? Use each day wisely and hoard good deeds for the Hereafter.

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Ways to Maximize Halal Rizq - Editorial


Rana Rais Khan's Editorial on Ways to Maximize Halal Rizq

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July 11- Teen tales

Teen Tales


Umm Isam shares some stories of teenagers and the learning from each of them.

July 11- Resisting peer pressure

Resisting Peer Pressure


Is there a way out for those teenagers, who are inclined towards their Deen and yet succumb to peer-pressure for fear of isolation? Sadaf Farooqi has some handy solutions.

July 11-its just a mirage

It’s Just a Mirage


Hafsa Ahsan unveils the reality of the advertisement slogans.

July 11 - What a teenager hears everyday

What a Teenager Hears Everyday…


A day in the life of a teenager - a point to ponder for nagging parents.

July 11- When the bumpy ride begins

When the Bumpy Ride Begins…


Patience, love and prayers with consistent effort are the most effective tools to deal with your teens, writes Sameen Sadaf!

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Youth: Future of the Ummah


What can be done to improve the current situation and channel the youth towards a positive future? Hiba Magazine interviewed a few prominent personalities, who have worked with the youth in different fields.

July 11- wonder-boys

The Wonder Boys Who Became Great Men


Hassan (rta) and Hussain (rta) are role models for Muslim families today: reminders for new mothers that Tarbiyyah begins from conception and is pivotal in the early childhood years, writes Sadaf Farooqi.

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Vol 6 - Issue 4 Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow


Naureen Aqueel discusses the highs and lows of Iman (faith).

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Companinons' love

Companions’ Love for the Quran


Sumaira Dada discovers the strength of the Companions’ relationship with the Quran and finds lessons for all of us.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Everybody loves to..

Everybody loves to…


Are you the majority or the minority? Which side is headed towards Jannah? Rana Rais Khan explores whether or not majority is really the authority.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Heroes of the Lahore zoo

Heroes of the Lahore Zoo


Hadia narrates a frightening experience in the Lahore Zoo.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 What's in a Word

What’s in a Word?


Tasneem Vali recommends some Quranic translations to read.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 A reminder for Ahl Al Quran

A Reminder for Ahl Al-Quran


Muslims involved in Quran education, Sunnah propagation and Dawah have a greater responsibility to act upon what they are preaching and to cleanse their hearts from diseases of the self (Nafs) and desires of this world, writes Sadaf Farooqi.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Inviting Our Youth

Inviting Our Youth to the Quran


Want to start a Halaqah for the youth and connect them to the Quran? Kiran Ansari offers some handy tips.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Our Obligations to the Quran

Our Obligations to the Quran


Dr. Israr Ahmed clearly define a Muslim's five obligations to the Quran.

Scientific Miracles of Quran

Scientific Miracles in the Quran


Hafsa Ahsan offers a selection of scientific evidences found in the Quran, which prove that science and religion can go hand-in-hand.

Hiba's Commentary


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Dates – The Candy That Grows On Trees


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh explores the medical and spiritual healing preserved in dates

Prophet's Hajj

The Prophet’s (sa) Hajj


Rana Rais Khan peaks into the past and finds out, how our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sa) carried out his rituals during the Hajj

Vol 4-Issue 3 Hajj rules specific to Women

Hajj Rules Specific to Women


Going for Hajj this year or know someone know is? Rana Rais Khan details a few things all ladies proceeding for Hajj should bear in mind...

Vol 5 - Issue 3 The first ten days of Dhul-Hajj

The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah


Among the special seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which Allah (swt) has preferred over all the other days of the year. These days, which include the Day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha, bring Muslims an opportunity to correct their faults and make up for any shortcomings. Ofaira Ateeq Husain shares with us the suggestions of Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid to make the most of these days.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Imams of Ahadeeth

Imams of Ahadeeth


Our scholars played their part and did it extremely well. They offered unimaginable services to Allah (swt) for the preservation of the Sunnah. Our acceptance or rejection of them only speaks of our own character.

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Labbaik-Allahuma-Labbaik


“Here I am, O Allah! Here I am!” echoed in my heart, my mind and soul all in unison. For the first time in my life I experienced unadulterated rapture. Tasneem Vali shares her Hajj diary.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Hajj

Hajj: Exemptions and Misconceptions


It is important for Muslims to know all the aspects of Hajj, in order to ensure that it will be accepted by Allah (swt), once they do perform it, writes Sadaf Farooqi.

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“He of the High Desire”


“I will go where no road goes, and the road shall go with me.” Maryam Sakeenah pays an eloquent tribute to Prophet Ibrahim (as).

Oct 10 - Defining the Satar

Defining the Satar


As Muslims, we must interpret everything in the light of the Quran and Sunnah; thus, our dress and actions must follow the aforementioned conventions.

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.

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On the Faith of My Friend (Part 1)


Maria Haqqani presents real-life accounts which illustrate the Hadeeth: "A person is on the Deen of his friend..."

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Career or Kids? Every Mom’s Dilemma


In order to prioritize our values in life we need to understand that parenthood is a unique role. It is about nurturing the potential of a special human being entrusted to our care.

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The Pakistani Wow-man


Tooba Asim takes a look at the journey of two courageous women, who defied the odds and stood up to the challenges that they were facing.

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Legacy of a Mominah


The first prize-winning story from Hiba Magazine's competition: She's an Inspiration.

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Women Power!


Dr. Farhat Hashmi profiles some of the "high-flying" women in the Islamic history and outlines the role of a Muslim woman as defined by Allah (swt).

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Haya in Danger


Uzma Jawed takes a look at the spread of obscenity in the society which is endangering the Haya.

Past Workshops


Creative Writers' Summer Camp 2013


Now in PECHS! Creative Writing: From Planning to Publishing: an eight-day summer workshop for kids 9-12 years.

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Quest and Conquest


Transcription of Br. Adnan Rashid's enriching talk at "Rise with Faith", a full-day event organized by LiveDeen.

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On the Faith of my Friend (Part 2)


Maria Haqqani narrates two more inspiring stories of individuals led back to the path of the Deen by their friends.

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“What you Think of me is None of my Business”


Self-help guru Wayne Dyer said something very profound recently: “What you think of me is none of my business.” Islam taught us this way back, writes Kulsoom Omar, as she outlines an action plan to beat negative peer pressure,

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Friends Mentioned in the Quran


It is imperative to watch our steps, before we stride on the road to lifelong camaraderie. “Hiba” guides its readers regarding the kinds of people one should befriend, as mentioned in the Quran.

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Friendship with non-Muslims


Muslims were averse only to disbelief, not to the disbelievers, writes Abu Abdullah. So what kind of relationships can Muslims have with non-Muslims?

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Editorial - The Prophet's Concept of Companionship


Friendships endure trials only if they have been formed for the sake of Allah (swt), writes Rana Rais Khan in her editorial.

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Cradle to Grave

From Cradle to Grave


Ayesha Khawaja interviews Ammatul-Mohsi, mother of Rohma (Dr. Israr Ahmed’s grandchild) who passed away after a brief battle with cancer.

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Character versus Personality


We wonder why our children are disobedient, do not listen, are rude towards others and give tart replies. The answer is obvious. It is the prevailing culture and model of success that has made them so. What can we do to counter it? Tasneem Vali offers some practical solutions.

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The Prophet (sa) and his Daughters


Imran Olegs Petrovs – Student of Dawah faculty, Islamic University of Madinah, KSA - ponders over the beautiful relationship of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with his four daughters.

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Raising Parents


A child’s first years of life are critical, as during this time, he absorbs a great deal. His mind and memory are remarkable. How can we capitalize on these years, in order to teach them Deen and raise them as good Muslims? Erum Asif shares her thoughts and her experiences.

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Slowing Down the Propellers


While a healthy parental concern about children is a positive phenomenon, over-parenting can result in such unwelcomed developments as lack of problem-solving skills and self-esteem in children, cautions Laila Brence.

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Open Letter to Family Elders

An Open Letter to the Family's Elders


Sadaf Farooqi analyzes the undercurrents of tension that exist in many joint family systems and humbly elucidates a number of rights that elderly parents do not possess, with respect to their grownup children and children-in-law

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Privileges for Elderly Parents


At times, it does become difficult to deal with elderly parents, but with little patience, love and effort, elderly parents can be given the respect they deserve. Umm-e-Rohan shares an important reminder with the readers.

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Qad Afflahal-Muminoon - Recipe for Success


" I have now lived as part of a close joint family for the past eleven years, Alhumdulillah. Here is my secret to success," writes Binte Ruqqayah.

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Beautiful Weaves - Relations with In-Laws


In this proactive cover story, Umm Isam takes each of the key players in a joint family system: husband, wife, mother-in-law and father-in-law, and analyzes how each can contribute towards a peaceful and just household.

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Unlocking Horns - Conflict Resolution


Are you a member of the younger or middle generation, struggling to handle family and/or marriage-related problems resulting from familial ‘interference’ in your life? Sadaf Farooqi has some helpful suggestions.

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It's not Bad to be Sad


We often aim to escape from a phase of sadness, assuming that it’s not a ‘good’ or ‘normal’ state to be in. Have we wondered why we are feeling this way? Ariba Dara and Umm Isam analyze why it's not "bad" to be "sad."

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A 9-year-old’s stress


It's not necessary for only adults to have problems. Kids have their own set of problems, which are very significant to them. Parents need to learn how to deal with them without judging, writes Umm Amal.

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Surviving Under Pressure


Director ERDC, Mr. Salman Asif Siddiqui discusses three kinds of pressures that work upon children: academic pressure, parental pressure and peer pressure.

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Fighting Stress with the “Four A’s Rule”


Umm Ahmad takes an insightful look at four practical techniques to beat stress in one's daily lives.

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Loss – Punishment or Reward?


Is it possible to turn a negative situation into one that reaps numerous rewards? Rana Rais Khan takes an insightful look.

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When They Disagreed Before the Prophet (sa)


The Companions were men of high faith. They dedicated their lives, honour, assets, and every single blessing from Allah (swt) in his way and yet they disagreed. Rana Rais Khan takes a look at how the Prophet (sa) handled their disagreements.

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Reaching a Win-Win Solution


In our daily interactions with our parents, spouses, children, neighbours or in-laws, we do encounter situations, in which we do not agree with another person. How do you deal with these differences to reach a win-win solution? Umm Ibrahim presents a practical approach.

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Bridging Differences: The Art of Creating Agreements


Ariba Dara takes a comprehensive look at some common mistakes people make in conflict-ridden situations and at the different ways one can bridge differences by using a structured sequence of “Conflict Resolution Skills”.

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Tackling Emotions in Settling Differences


Umm Amal shares handy tips on tackling emotions in settling differences and resolving conflicts

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Finding Fatimah


Recently, I came across one more exemplary Fatimah, who was born to a Tunisian businessman in the year 800 AD. Fatimah bint Mohammad al-Fihri is known as the founder of the oldest university in the world, writes Ayesha Nasir.

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Positive Teaching


My parents emphasized the value of having good teachers all my life. Why? Because such individuals teach you what can’t be bought with money. They are the path to Jannah, writes Shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury.

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Is Your Child Intelligent?


“Everybody is a genius; but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” (Albert Einstein)

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Learning was as serious as faith


Many scholars of the early Muslim civilization saw a clear connection between learning and faith, writes Umm Zahra.

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Exploring Islamic Schools


In this article, we will take a look at the current educational system, focusing more closely on the Islamic schools. Although this is not a comprehensive analysis, we hope it will be a platform for thought about the future of the Muslim youth.

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Inspirational Real Life Marriage Stories


Iqra Asad shares some true and inspiring love stories from the life of the Prophet (sa), his companions, and our pious predecessors.

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Marriage: A Transit Towards Happily Ever After


In order to live a pleasant and successful married life, we have to set right our perspective: happily ever after is only in the hereafter and marriage is just a transit towards it, writes Umm Salih.

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“Libas” – Yours and Mine


This inspiring short story from Umm Zahra takes a look at the concept of spouses being a garment for each other, and what it really means for a wife in difficult situations.

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Partner in Paradise


Umm Ibrahim outlines eight practical steps to take once you receive a proposal for yourself or for someone in your family who is under your guardianship.

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Well-Fed or Welfare?


Soft drinks, chicken nuggets, potato chips, and chocolates: These are only some of the industries which compromise welfare over well-fed, writes Mona Hydari.

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Busting Some Common Food Myths


Eight glasses of water a day, eggs causing heart diseases, green tea helping with weight loss - these are some of the common myths related to food consumption. Erum Jhumra analyzes the extent to which they are actually true.

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Manna Salwa – Simple Choices vs Variety Gourmet


Rana Rais Khan speaks to the moms to find out their role in the choice of meals prepared for the family, convincing their family to adopt healthy eating habits, and whether fasting can guard against gluttony.

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Food: My Fuel for Faith


Tasneem Vali takes an insightful look at the way the food we eat influences our faith. She also lists some Shifa foods as mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah.

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Processed Food: Fad or Fitnah?


Is all processed food bad for health? Klaudia Khan looks at the different types of processes that foods go through, and analyzes how healthy or otherwise they are for us.

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Planning Ahead to Save Time


"I planned everything so I wouldn't be late - still I didn't reach on time." Find out how to correctly estimate the time needed to be "on time" and planning accordingly.

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But Why Arrive on Time?


When almost everyone else is arriving late, why shouldn't we? Umm Amal shares why it helps to arrive on time.

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Important or Urgent – The Forked Road


Should I finish my report first or take care of my emails at the office? Should I attend to my sick mother-in-law or go to my child’s parent-teacher meeting? Umm Zahra shares important guidelines on distinguishing between important tasks and urgent tasks.

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A Meaningful Life – Is it Really an Option?


What makes a life meaningful? In the light of a Timelenders course, Umm Zahra takes a look at the four key elements required to lead a purposeful life.

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Muslim Youth: Active, Aware, and Able


Asma Imran surveys contemporary Muslim youth to find out their views on bringing about positive social change. The world doesn't need to change the youth, she writes. The youth will change the world, Insha'Allah.

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Face it or Fake it


Should we accept the way Allah has created us or keep trying to change it in the name of beauty? Umm Amal takes an insightful look.

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Harnessing Your Element


Does everyone have to be a doctor or engineer? In the light of Ken Robinson's theories, Laila Brence encourages the youth to find their element and do what they really want to do.

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The Ashab-e-Kahf For Today’s Youth


Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan derives benefits and lessons for the modern Muslim youth from the story of the People of the Cave (as detailed in Surah Al-Kahf)

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Finding Our Way To Jannah


What were some of the important character traits of those who were promised Jannah? Uzma Awan takes a look.

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Preserve Your Iman in Dunya


Binte Arif shares top tips on preserving and maintaining one's faith in this world in the face of temptations and desires for immediate gratification.

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The Mirage of More


In the light of a short story, Mariam Zahid shares how this world and its life is no more than a mirage and the real life is waiting for us in the hereafter.

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A Rich Muslim’s Dunya


How can wealthy Muslims use this Dunya to benefit their hereafter? Anoshia Riaz takes an indepth look.

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Dunya Versus Akhirah – Who’s the Winner?


In this inspiring article, Umm Salih takes a look at the different contrasting natures of this world and the hereafter and invites us to reflect over who we are really aiming for.

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Problems that Arise in the Absence of a Will


Anoshia Riaz takes an indepth look at the problems that arise in the absence of a will.

Have You Written Your Will Yet?


Uzma Awan shares the importance, reasons, and conditions for an Islamic will.

The Wills of the Sahabah


Uzma Awan shares some of the instructions of the Sahabah that they gave as their will.

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The Prophet’s (sa) Way of Listening


With all the tasks he had to do, what was the style of listening of the Prophet (sa)? Alia Adil shares inspiring examples from his life.

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Developing Effective Listening Skills in Children


Ruhaifa Adil shares handy tips for parents who want to develop effective listening skills in their children.

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Samayna Wa Atayna (We Hear and We Obey)


What does it mean to hear and obey? Anoshia Riaz and Umm Isam take a look.

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Listening from the Heart


How do we listen when people are speaking? Umm Zahra encourages us to be good listeners in this cover story.

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Our Families; Coolness of our Eyes


Our homes today are a storm! How can we find the 'coolness of our eyes' at home? How does our conduct effect the future generations? Noman Ali Khan shares the meaning of a powerful Dua.

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A Decade of Happy Marriage


Myda Tahir shares ten lessons gained from ten years of married life. 'I don’t celebrate marriage anniversaries by parties or hip-hop; but I do celebrate by pondering over the lessons that I had learnt during that year and store them in my memory.' She writes.

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Football: Any Place in Islam?


Football is a popular sport even in the Muslim world. What etiquette can we derive from the Islamic teachings regarding football - as a player and as a fan? Hajji Murat Radjabov takes a detailed look.

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Do You Yell at your Wife?


Do you yell at your spouse for the slightest mistakes? Mufti Ismail Menk shares important reminders for the Muslim husbands on treating their wives well.

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Tips for Productive Mornings


Prophet Muhammad (sa) informed us that his Ummah is blessed in the early morning. If you are one of those who sleep in late, here are some tips to make productive use of morning time and gain Barakah in your tasks.

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Crushing My Spite


An inspiring story of a girl who took professional help to curb her feelings of jealousy towards her colleague.

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Of Celebrity Sheikhs and Fandoms


Alia Adil takes a thought provoking look at the way a good Islamic lecture takes a backseat over the appearance of the Shaykh delivering the lecture.

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Parenting by Umm Ammarah (rtaf)


Uzma Awan derives important lessons from the parenting style of Umm Ammarah, a brave Sahabiyah who participated in many Ghazwat with the Prophet (sa).

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Want the Help of Angels?


To believe in Allah (swt) is not enough. What is more important is to remain upon that belief until the last day, until you breathe your last, writes Brother Wael Ibrahim.

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New Mommies: Beware and Prepare!


Umm Isam shares handy tips for new mommies who may be overwhelmed with the responsibilities of their little one in addition to the daily tasks they already have to do.

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Lives and Legacies of Fathers and Sons


Umm Amal shares inspiring examples of father-son relationships from the Islamic history.

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Have We Failed Our Sons?


Have we placed too much of a burden on the daughters as compared to our sons when it comes to balancing relationships in a marriage? Are we, as their elders, to be blamed for not grooming our sons into responsible husbands and fathers? Alia Adil asks some pertinent questions in this thought provoking article.

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Cool Fathers, Super Sons!


Do distinguished fathers grow out of the soil? What is the formula of extraordinary fatherhood? And how is it achieved? Asim Ismail takes a detailed look.

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Surah Yusuf Teaches Fatherhood


What parenting lessons can we derive from Surah Yusuf, the 12th chapter of the Quran? Asim Ismail takes a thought provoking look.

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Zaynab Bint Jahash (rta)


Kulsoom Omar continues her Pride of Islam series, focusing this time on Zaynab Bint Jahsh (rta)

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Adopting the Right Approach


Insha’Allah, Allah (swt) will make the experience of taking a little one into our homes pleasurable and rewarding, reflects Affaf Jamal

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Can I Trust You?


Sumaira Dada discusses the importance of honesty in the workplace

Vol 4-Issue 1 Taking the bully by the Horns

Taking the Bully by the Horns


Farah Najam presents latest strategies from the internet to address the issue of bullying

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Just how Harmful is Anger to one’s Health?


Uzma Jawed details some of the health hazards of anger

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Travel Qatar


Farah Najam explores the delights of Qatar

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Islam in Latvia


Laila Brence reflects upon the spread of Islam in Latvia

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Proud as a Peacock


Sumaira Dada discusses arrogance.

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The Wastage Phenomenon


Are you wasting a much-sought-after seat in a professional college? Hafsa Ahsan reflects on this worrisome trend.

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Circadian Rhythm


The circadian clock is a sign of Allah (swt) in our own selves, explains Ofaira Hussain.

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Is it a Luxury?


Sumaira Dada discusses self-checks, which will help us prepare ourselves for taking a principled stand, when faced with ethical dilemmas.

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Personality Ethics vs. Character Ethics


Rana Rais Khan guides us in understanding the core differences between personality and character ethics

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Permitted and Prohibited Methods of Contraception in Islam - Part II


Kulsoom Omar continues her series of articles on contraception in Islam

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Travel Indonesia


Farah Najam takes us on a journey to a large group of islands in South East Asia- a unique country called Indonesia

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How to Think BIG!


A wise man will be master of his mind, a fool will be its slave, states Farah Najam.

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Aloe Vera (Ulwa:Sabir)


Dr. Sabheen Riaz Khan provides us with the benefits of aloe vera

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Iran: Beauty, Charm, and Splendour


Bushra Anwar gives us a glance into the charms and attractions of Iran

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Vol 5 - Issue 2 Women at work

Women at Work - Part 1


Sumaira Dada discusses workplace issues specific to working women.

Dyslexia: The Reading and Learning Disability


Dyslexia does not indicate mental retardation, lack of intelligence or a deficiency in vision, specifies Sadaf Farooqi.

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Review: “Taare Zameen Par”


It really is not the norm to find a review of a movie amongst the pages of “Hiba” magazine, but we make an exception here and for deserved reasons. Read on…

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The Flip Side of Motherhood: Postpartum Depression


Amid the congratulatory phone calls, text messages, flowers, gifts and visits of relatives and friends, the ‘new mama’ feels a cloud of gloom looming over her life. What can you do to help?

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Surfing The Web!


Tasneem Vali gives tips on handling the pitfalls of web surfing

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Dates – The Candy That Grows On Trees


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh explores the medical and spiritual healing preserved in dates

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Vol 3-Issue 1 Merits of Social sciences

Merits of Studying Social Sciences


Hafsa Ahsan elaborates some of the advantages of studying social sciences.

Vol 3-Issue 1 Squeeze Success from Sickness

Squeeze Success From Sickness


Atefa Jamal explains how a time of illness can be turned into a time of blessing

Vol 3-Issue 1 Travel Bangladesh

Travel Bangladesh


Farah Najam presents the magic of Bangladesh

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Characters can counter caricatures


Alia Ahmed rationalizes that as Muslims, we must learn to reply to every critic of Islam with logic and evidence

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Vol 2-Issue 2 conflict resolutions

Conflict Resolution in Schools


Farah Najam enumerates strategies experts suggest for aiding our youth in effective conflict resolving.

Vol 2-Issue 2 Say yes to yogurt

Say ‘Yes!’ to Yoghurt


Naba Basar explains why this milk product should be a part of everyone's diet.

Vol 2-Issue 2 Brunei

Travel Brunei


Farah Najam takes us on a journey through the Abode of Peace.

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Vol 2 -Issue 3 Takaful

Takaful: Islamic Insurance


Islamic insurance is a misunderstood term. Some deny its existence altogether. Sumaira Dada discusses the Islamic mode of insurance, Takaful

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Studying Effectively

Studying Effectively


Practical advice from Hafsa Ahsan for making the most of your study time and avoiding the pre-exam panic

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Common Respiratory Ailments

Common Respiratory Ailments in Children


Valuable advice from Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist) regarding childcare

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Egypt

Travel Egypt


Farah Najam introduces the popular tourist attractions of the ancient Egypt - ‘the gift of the Nile'

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Ramadan – Scriptural vs. Cultural


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

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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.

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Vol 3-Issue 2 Noting down lectures

Noting Down Lectures


Hafsa Ahsan discusses the art of taking notes during lectures

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Permitted and Prohibited Methods of Contraception in Islam - Part I


Kulsoom Omar details some of the methods of contraception in Islam

Vol 3-Issue 2 Travel Nigeria

Travel Nigeria


Farah Najam captures the beauty Allah (swt) has bestowed on Nigeria

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Vol 6 -Issue 2 Tackling the glitches

Tackling the Glitches


In the second part of the home business series, Noorjehan Arif discusses how to tackle the problems, which inadvertently crop up every now and then.

Vol 6 -Issue 2 For a better neighbourhood

For a Better Neighbourhood


This Ramadan, let’s resolve to improve our relationship with our neighbours, writes Rym Aoudia.

Vol 6 -Issue 2 Ramadan solely for your souls

Ramadan – Solely for your Souls


Let us try to understand the logic and benefits behind Ramadan’s fasting, suggests Rana Rais Khan.

Vol 6 -Issue 2 Whose Moon is it anyway

Whose Moon is it Anyway?


Tooba Asim tries to make sense of the "moon controversy" that comes up every year in Ramadan and Shawwal.

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Review: Road to Paradise


Asma Imran reviews "Road to Paradise" published by Darussalam.

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Chills in Summer


A selection of recipes from culinary expert, Naheed Ansari.

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Jan 11 - War in Monotheistic religions

War in Monotheistic Religions – Judaism


Laila Brence details the concept of war, as found in Judaism.

Jan 11 - Difference bw Deen and Madhab

The Difference between Deen and Madhab


Dr. Israr Ahmed's lecture, covering the differences between the concepts of Deen and Madh-dhab. Translated for Hiba Magazine by Maryam Sakeenah.

Jan 11 - Islam in Chicago

Islam in Chicago


Kiran Ansari reflects upon her life as a Muslim in Chicago, USA.

Jan 11 - The Art of paper-making

The Art of Paper-Making


Muslims transformed the Chinese art of papermaking into a major industry as early as the eighth century, writes Saulat Pervez.

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Vol 6 - Issue 1 Setting up a home Business

Setting up a Home Business


Want to start a home-based business? Noorjehan Arif tells you how.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Are you welcoming satan

Are you Welcoming Satan into your Home?


Ruhie Jamshed presents practical solutions to ensure Satan stays outside our homes.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Making the write impression

Making the Write Impression


Farah Najam presents strategies to brush up children's writing skills.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Say no to Shisha

Say ‘No’ to Shisha Smoking


Nazish Shekha presents some cautions against shisha smoking.

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Vol 5 - Issue 3 Women at Work 2

Women at Work - Part 2


Sumaira Dada discusses common problems that working women face and their possible solutions.

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Can you write an essay for me

Can you write an essay for me?


The last thing this country needs is a bunch of people, who are incapable of doing their own work, cautions Hafsa Ahsan.

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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.

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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

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The Truth about Lying


Sumaira Dada discusses the age-old habit of lying and ways of giving it up.

Vol 3- Issue 4 Dealing with copypaste culture

Dealing with Copy/Paste Culture


Hafsa Ahsan presents to teachers the plagiarism detection ‘tool-kit' for safeguarding the work of their students from copy/paste culture

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Permitted and Prohibited Methods of Contraception – Part III


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh presents the viewpoint of Islamic scholars on contraception and birth control.

Vol 3- Issue 4 Morocco

Travel Morocco


Farah Najam guides us through the tourist attractions of Morocco - a country offering a plenty for an enjoyable experience

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Vol 4-Issue 3 Home-schooling

The Case for Home-schooling


Laila Brence makes a well stated argument regarding the schooling of our children. For aren’t we as parents our child’s best teachers?

Vol 4-Issue 3 Not fair

Not Fair!


Sumaira Dada discusses fairness at the workplace in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah.

Vol 4-Issue 3 Glaring Expenses

Glaring Expenses


Ofaira Ateeq Hussain takes a look at how much weddings cost in Pakistan.

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Pinching Paisas…


Sumaira Dada, Noorjehan Arif and Aisha Ashraf Jangda talk to people and get tips on how to save money.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 The real happiness

The Real Happiness


Are you chasing short-term happiness or eternal happiness? The real essence of spiritual happiness is attained when you direct your physical and emotional happiness in the right way and then they fall under the category of spiritual happiness, writes Qainaf Najam.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Digital Photography

Digital Photography - The Latent Issues


How safe is it to post personal photographs online? Zainub Razvi advises caution at best.

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Review: “The Hadith for Beginners”


"The book dispells the doubts cast on Hadeeth literature with force that the reader will appreciate."

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Math is Fun

Math is Fun


Are your students finicky about studying mathematics? Farah Najam has some interesting ideas to perk up the lesson.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Pornography addiction

Pornography Addiction - The Dark Side of Cyberspace


Sadaf Farooqi explores the dark side of cyberspace and suggests solutions towards dealing with those who are addicted to pornography.

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Vol 1-Issue 2   Learnign to Manage

Learning to Manage Time


Many of us would agree that today time seems to be slipping through our fingers much faster than a year ago. Mehreen Ganny has summarized for you a unique approach to time management that has changed lives.

Vol 1-Issue 2    Best Prescription

The Best Prescription


Our health is the greatest blessing after faith itself. Islam offers a thorough regimen of hygiene to maintain this blessing in top shape, writes Dr. Sadaf Shaikh.

Vol 1-Issue 2  Turkey

Turkey: Cradle of Civilization


Visiting Turkey is a delightful experience with exceptional sightseeing and much more, reports Farah Najam

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No Age for Charity

No Age for Charity


Naureen Aqueel covers the life and times of Major Abbas.

The First Task, Before Reading the Quran

The First Task, Before Reading the Quran


Excerpt from Maulana Mawdoodi's preface to the Tafheem-ul-Quran.

The Legacy of Sicily

The Legacy of Sicily


Did you know that Muslims ruled southern Italy for about two hundred years between the ninth and eleventh centuries?

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Good Pickings


Can women find any good in their mothers-in-law, asks Uzma Rizvi

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Blessed Repentance - A True Story


Nayyara Rahman tells the true story of a girl who rebuilt her life

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Months and More


Sabahat Anwar discusses the significance of 8th-10th months of the Islamic calendar

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Divorce Boom In Asia


According to a marriage councilor, "Because of globalization, couples in Asian cities are more like American couples nowadays" reports Rana Rais Khan

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The Prophet (sa) as a Husband


Umm Saad observes some qualities of the Prophet’s (saw) excellent character that showed up in his marital life. Let us look at them one by one.

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Beautiful Names


"The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them..." (Al-Araf 7:180). Umm Saad lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr.

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Ibn Battuta


Rym Aoudia, brings to us the life of the brave Muslim traveler, who visited of what corresponds to 44 countries in our times

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Ready to Tie the Knot?


Placing value in marriage through premarital counseling in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah

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Ramadan - A Time to Improve and Sustain Yourself


"Believers should strive for four things: fasting, Quran, worship, and righteous deeds. These are the most obvious gifts of Ramadan." Abdul Azeez Qari invites all Muslims to make the most of the blessings of Ramadan.

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Vol 4- Issue 2 So you've been Quarrelling

So, You’ve Been Quarrelling?


Sumaira Dada discusses negotiation and conflict management skills in the light of the Quran and Sunnah

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Connected to a World of Knowledge


Sadaf Farooqi highlights how the world of knowledge is on your fingertips over the Internet.

Vol 4- Issue 2 Power nap

Power nap -The Pause that Refreshes


Need a shot of energy to get through the evening? Why resort to artificial stimulants when you can do it naturally, Atefa Jamal explains.

Vol 4- Issue 2 Syria

Syria


Farah Najam’s Internet research

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Vol 5 - Issue 4   To be or not to be Ethical

To Be or Not To Be Ethical


Sumaira Dada establishes the connection between high ethical standards and success

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Is the price hike conyrlling you

Is the Price Hike Controlling You?


Ofaira Ateeq Husain and Sumaira Dada speak to some people to find out how they are managing the price hike.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Is the price hike conyrlling you

Handy Tips for Smart Savers


Umm Isam presents some practical tips to help you balance the monthly budget.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Terrific teaching

Terrific Teaching Techniques


Our Prophet (sa) had much to teach and his knowledge, which determined the destiny of people, was not to be taken lightly.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Sunnah & science

Sunnah and Science: Coming Full Circle


How do Sunnah and science complement each other? Sadaf Farooqi illustrates with examples.

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Jul 10 - Shaping up your finances Go budgeting

Shaping up Your Finances. Go Budgeting!


Wondering how and where to begin the process of effective budgeting and income management? Ayesha Ashraf Jangda has some help at hand.

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Zakat-Al-Fitr


Alia Adil presents detailed rulings on Zakat-ul-Fitr.

Jul 10 - Itikaaf

Itikaf: A Forsaken Sunnah


Do you have questions about Itikaf? Sumaira Dada finds the answers.

Jul 10 - Fidya

Fidya: A Relaxation


Allah (swt) considers our human weaknesses and provides us leeway in the form of Fidya and Qada if we fall short of our obligations, writes Qainaf Najam.

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Apr 11 - War in monotheistic religion

War in Monotheistic Religions – Christianity


Laila Brence details the concept of war, as found in Christianity.

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Dajjal and the End of Times


Mr. Raziuddin Syed takes a look at some of the major signs of the Day of Judgement and the coming of Dajjal.

Apr 11 Armageddon

Armageddon


Mr. Raziuddin Syed analyzes a look at the concept of Armageddon!

Apr 11- Singapore

Islam in Singapore


Ruhie Jamshed reflects upon life as a Muslim in Singapore.

Apr 11 - A world without Hospitals

A World without Hospitals


The modern hospital has its roots in the Bimaristans, as established by the Abbasids in Baghdad, writes Saulat Pervez.

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Vol 6 - Issue 3 Idea of Remarriage

What’s the Big Deal?


Noorjehan Arif explores the stigma attached to the idea of re-marriage of widows and widowers.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 A child's passing away

A Child’s Passing Away


Despite the pain of any tragedy, we must remember that other people are tested by even worse circumstances and situations. As hard as it may be, we need to practice Sabr and keep our faith in Allah (swt).

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Timely justice

Timely Justice


Adapted from “Sunehray Faislay” published by Darussalam. Translated by Rana Rais Khan.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Making a business plan

Making a Business Plan


In the final article of the home business series, Noorjehan Arif explains the why and how of a business plan.

Knowledge


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People of Substance – Who are They?


Transcription of Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan's live, jam-packed lecture at Live Deen.

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The Ancient City of Aleppo


Aleppo is currently the largest city in Syria. It won the “Islamic Capital of Culture 2006” award, and in recent times, has also witnessed a wave of successful restorations of its historic landmarks, writes Umm Ibrahim.

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Oct 10 - Do you have Aspendicitis

Do you have Aspendicitis?


At the end of the day, it's all about wanting to control the ability to spend and not become a victim of aspendicitis (an inability to control the amount one spends).

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“He of the High Desire”


“I will go where no road goes, and the road shall go with me.” Maryam Sakeenah pays an eloquent tribute to Prophet Ibrahim (as).

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Book Reviews


Laila Brence and Uzma Jawed review some must-haves on the reading list.

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Teaching Moral Intelligence


If we want our future generation to be the torch-bearers of our traditions and flourish as one nation, we have to teach them morals, emphasize Sabina Rizwan Khan and Umm Saad.

Oct 10 - Treating fever

Treating Fever the Herbal Way


Amber Saleem presents home and herbal remedies to treat fever.

Oct 10 - Spot-free action plan

Spot-Free Action Plan


Amber Saleem presents home and herbal remedies to deal with acne and pimples.

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Pure

Allah (swt) Accepts Only Pure


Umm Saad states the connection between fulfilled prayers and righteous living

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Catching Kids Being Good


Farah Najam shares, "‘Catching being good’ is the easiest and the most effective management technique for teachers."

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Tie your Camel: Do Your Part


Affaf Jamal forewarns that sickness is no stranger to Hajj pilgrims. Therefore, it is best to prepare yourself beforehand.

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Travel Uzbekistan


Feel the magic of Uzbekistan with Farah Najam

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Vol 2 -Issue 4 Sukuk

Sukuk


Ayesha Ashraf Jangda explains the idea of Islamic Sukuk, an Islamic mode of debt financing.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Discipline-Noise control

Discipline - Noise Control


Farah Najam gives us some ideas on how to create a disciplined class atmosphere that nurtures effective teaching.

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Shariah Rulings on Smoking


Rana Rais Khan confronts the smokers with the sheer reality of religious and medical proofs regarding the harms of smoking.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Oman

Oman: The Essence of Arabia


What a wonderful place! Discover and explore the attractions of Oman with Rym Aoudia, a native of Oman.

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Don’t Get Caught Dead Without Islam - Part 2


Mr. Nazir-ud-Din Qureshy presents the second part of an inspiring lecture by Dr. Bilal Philips.

The Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu

The Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu


In recognition of its scholarly contributions and intellectual legacy, Timbuktu was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, writes Saulat PErvez.

Knowledge


July 11 - WAr in Monotheistic religion

War in Monotheistic Religions – Islam


Laila Brence details the concept of war in Islam.

July 11- Islam in Saudi Arabia

Islam in Saudi Arabia


My story of Islam in Saudi Arabia is mainly a story about a relatively new Muslim revert, who has lived in both Western and Eastern societies, writes Kristine Julika

July 11- The Advent of universitites

The Advent of Universities


Muslims were the first civilization to institutionalize higher learning through models of systemized education, writes Saulat Pervez.

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Vol 6 - Issue 4 Hpw to make less last longer

How to Make Less Last Longer


Sumaira Dada looks around to find out how some people make less last longer.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 The Hidden Message

The Hidden Message


Nida Fareed reflects upon the stars and the messages they contain for humankind.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 The message of kalima

The Message of Kalima-e-Tayyaba


Kalima is not a lip service only. It is a Jihad. It guides us to rise and to correct the society, and it explains to us that the truth one has discovered should be conveyed further.

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Worthy Reads


From the many books published on the Quran, here are some of the leading ones.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Unvited Teaching

Uninvited Teaching


An excerpt from John Holt’s Learning All the Time.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Treating Influenza

Treating Influenza the Herbal Way


Amber Saleem discusses effective home and herbal remedies to treat flu.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Caring for elbows and knees

Caring for Elbows and Knees


Umm Isam presents some tips on beauty and well-being.

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Vol 7 - Issue 1 The real happiness

The Real Happiness


Are you chasing short-term happiness or eternal happiness? The real essence of spiritual happiness is attained when you direct your physical and emotional happiness in the right way and then they fall under the category of spiritual happiness, writes Qainaf Najam.

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Imam Nawawi: "Forty Hadeeth" - Are You an Amiable Neighbour?


Eman Al Obaid brings to attention our relationship with neighbours - the rights we owe them.

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What do you love the most?


What is it that you love the most and how can you spend it in Allah’s cause? Uzma Jawed engages the readers in a quick exercise and then gives helpful suggestions.

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Qualities of the people of Jannah!


In today’s world, material wealth is the yardstick with which success is measured. The more one has it, the more respectable and victorious he is considered to be. Is it really the true success that we are all pursuing?

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Imam Nawawi: “Forty Hadeeths” – Hold Your Tongue!


Eman Al Obaid discusses three kinds of talks and points out the power carried by the words we speak.

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Qualities of the People of Jannah - Part 2: Attain Khushu in Salah!


Do you find your Salah lacking in Khushu? Are you easily distracted? Do you lose track of which unit you are performing? In the second part of the "People of Jannah" series, Amreen Rehman offers some tips on how to attain Khushu in Salah!

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Heaven is closer to those who speak less


Ayesha Pervez explains why those who enjoy talking their time away should consider finding a new hobby.

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Qualities of the People of Jannah - Part 3: Avoid Vain Talk!


In this part of the series, Amreen Rehman discusses the effects of Laghv (vain talk) on your life.

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Do you want to be one of the Rabbaniyun?


Rabbaniyun means the devoted worshippers of the Rabb (swt). Do you want to be one? Uzma Jawed presents some practical tips.

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Qualities of the People of Jannah - Part 4: Continuous Tazkiya


In this part of the series, Amreen Rehman explains the necessity of continuous Tazkiya in our lives.

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“Who am I?” - Resolving an Identity Crisis


Sheikh Omar Suleiman addresses a LiveDeen gathering about resolving an identity crisis.

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Surah Hujurat in Our Lives (Part 1)


Hiba Magazine (in collaboration with Al-Huda Sisters, Dubai) presents a new series of Quran Insights. In this issue, verse 1 of Surah Hujurat is discussed in detail.

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The Best Deal!


If kids get good grades and eventually obtain a lucrative job, parents think they have achieved success. However, is the future really secured? Is it the ultimate success or even the key to it? Huma Najmul-Hasan takes a critical look.

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Surah Hujurat in our Lives (Part 2)


Sister Eman Al-Obaid of Al-Huda Sisters, Dubai, presents an in-depth analysis of Surah Al-Hujurat and the way it applies in our daily living.

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Jabir ibn Hayyan – The Renowned Muslim Chemist


Syed Aslam takes a look at the life and works of Jabir Ibn Hayyan, the renowned Muslim Chemist.

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Beyond Ramadan: Sustaining the Spirit of Worship


Hiba Magazine presents its exclusive transcription of "Beyond Ramadan: Sustaining the Spirit of Worship", a lectureshop conducted by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, organized by Live Deen in Karachi.

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Abu Qasim ibn al-Zahrawi - Muslim Scientist and Thinker


Syed Aslam presents a brief profile of Abu Qasim ibn al-Zahrawi, a prominent Muslim scientist and thinker.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives (Part 3)


Sister Eman Al Obaid of Al Huda Sisters Dubai beautifully explains the fifth and sixth verses of Surah al-Hujurat in this article.

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Life with the Ahmad Family: O Witr Where Art Thou?


In this episode, Abu Jamal learns that when you give instructions to Jamal, you'd better repeat yourself to make sure you were understood!

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Life with the Ahmad Family: Don't Forget


In this episode, Abdullah learns that if he doesn't remember something, it's best to come clean. Especially when Umm Jamal is involved!

Life with the Ahmad Family: A Room Full of Rumors!


In this episode, Hafsa and her friends learn how dangerous it is to accuse others without knowing the complete truth.

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Life with the Ahmad Family: And That's the Tooth


In this episode, when Abu Jamal tries to encourage Jamal to brush his teeth, things don't turn out quite the way he expected.

The Delightful Ahmad Family - An Introduction!


Hiba Magazine and hibakidz are delighted to introduce: The Ahmad Family! Here is a brief introduction to the members of this family.

Life with the Ahmad Family: It's not Haram!


Here it is… the first edition of Life with the Ahmad Family.

Life with the Ahmad Family: Lots of Pain; No Gain


In this episode of Life with the Ahmad Family, Abu Jamal takes up walking - with surprising results.

Life with the Ahmad Family: Hair Pressure


In this edition of the "Life with the Ahmad Family", Jamal must deal with peer pressure at school.

Life with the Ahmad Family: The Remarkable Umm Jamal


In this edition of the "Life with the Ahmad Family", Abdullah learns something amazing about Umm Jamal!

Life with the Ahmad Family: How to Make Wudhu


In this edition of the "Life with the Ahmad Family", Jamal teaches his little cousin Hafsa how he makes Wudhu... Can you spot if Jamal made any mistakes?

Knowledge


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The Day of Arafah


Allah (swt) has favoured some years, days and months over others. One such day is the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, the Day of Arafah, on which the central rite of Hajj is carried out. Eman Al-Obaid reflects upon the significance of the Day of Arafah.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives - Part 4


We continue our thought-provoking series on Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives. In Part 4, Eman Al-Obaid takes a look at the importance of following the Prophet (sa).

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi – Muslim Astronomer and Mathematician


Syed Aslam presents a brief profile of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, renowned Muslim astronomer and mathematician.

Knowledge


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Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali


Syed Aslam presents a brief profile of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

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Community Matters


Hiba presents an exclusive transcription of "Community Matters", a lecture-shop organized by LiveDeen in 2013.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives (Part 5)


Sister Eman Al Obaid of Al Huda Sisters Dubai beautifully explains the lessons contained in Surah Al-Hujurat.

Knowledge


Halal Earnings

Seeking Lawful Livelihood - A Religious Obligation


In this comprehensive article, Mufti Taqi Usmani sheds light on the importance of earning Halal livelihood and some of the ways in which people end up polluting their Halal earnings.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives (Part 6)


In the sixth part of this popular series, Eman Al Obaid explains the different shades of meanings in the eleventh verse of Surah Al-Hujurat and how it relates to our daily lives.

Knowledge


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Dealing with Grief and Sadness in the Light of Surah Yusuf


Like most stories from the Quran, there are some important life lessons that stem from Surah Yusuf, writes Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives - Part 7


In this ongoing series, Eman Al Obaid explains the 12th verse of Surah Al-Hujurat and how it applies to our daily lives and social etiquette.

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From Rags to Riches


Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan shares the inspiring story of Prophet Musa (as) as related in the Quran.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives (Part 8)


In Part 8 of the continuing series, Sister Eman Al Obaid of Al Huda Sisters takes a look at the many life lessons contained in Surah Al-Hujurat.

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Love For Food


What is the stance of Shariah on food? What was the attitude of the prophets, the last Messenger (sa), and the Companions regarding food? Shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury takes an in-depth look in the light of various authentically documented incidents.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in our Lives - Part 9


In the ninth part of this inspiring and knowledge-filled series, Eman Al Obaid takes a look at the application of Surah Al-Hujurat in our daily lives.

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Acquire Taqwa, Build a Home in Jannah


Brother Wael Ibrahim takes a look at some of the actions which will help us acquire Allah-consciousness and ultimately enable us to have a house in Jannah.

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Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives (Final Part)


In the final part of this popular series, Sister Eman Al Obaid gives an overview of Surah Al-Hujurat and discusses the ways it applies to our daily lives.

Knowledge


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Lessons in Love from Umm Atikah Bint Zaid (rtaf)


Uzma Awan shares beautiful lessons in love from the life of Umm Atikah bint Zaid.

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At What Age do I Teach my Child?


“My son is two-and-a-half years old. When do I begin to teach him Arabic grammar, Quran, Tajweed, and memorization?” Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan gives a beautiful reply to this concerned parent.

Knowledge


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Be The Muslim Money Master


Is it wrong for wish for or ask Allah for wealth? What was the Sahabah's attitude when it came to money? Muhammad Alshareef presents an insightful and enlightening analysis.

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How to Fill Your Spiritual Void


Do you feel your prayers and Quran are becoming heavy on you? Is there a spiritual void widening inside you? Here is a reminder from Ustadh Noman Ali Khan to tackle with it.

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Shaikh Hussain Yee’s Words of Wisdom


How does a Muslim fulfill his roles as a believer, a father, a husband, a teacher and a servant of the community? Rana Rais Khan shares words of wisdom from Shaikh Hussain Yee, adapted from a talk held at Fajr Academy.

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[Family Matters] Honouring Parents by Wael Ibrahim


As Muslims we have no option to disgrace or dishonour our parents. Brother Wael Ibrahim shares the consequences of this major sin.

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Are the new couple in double the trouble?


"Walking into the holy matrimony at the age of nineteen, I had my fair share of doubts and misunderstandings." Kulsoom Hussain shares tips for the newly weds.

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Islamic Online University


Mariam Zahid takes an indepth look at the working, aims, and vision of Islamic Online University, founded by Dr. Bilal Philips.

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[Recipe] Nan Paratha


Culinary expert Naheed Ansari shares a delicious recipe

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Ramadan Crafts and Fun!


Ruhaifa Adil shares some creative craft ideas to keep your children occupied this Ramadan and teach them about this sacred month also.

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Weekends with Daddy


Umm Isam shares top five ways for daddies to spend quality time with their little ones.

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Yes to Honesty!


When selling an asset, how upfront are we about its faults? Do we cover up the shortcomings to obtain a higher price? An inspiring story invites us to reflect and adopt honesty in our dealings with others.

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The Dream Dua Formula: Change the Way You Make Dua


Hira Mateen invites us to reflect on the way we make Dua to Allah and shares tips on enriching our supplications further.

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INDONESIA

How to Fill Your Spiritual Void


Do you feel your prayers and Quran are becoming heavy on you? Is there a spiritual void widening inside you? Here is a reminder from Ustadh Noman Ali Khan to tackle with it.

Elderly Parents

[Family Matters] Honouring Parents by Wael Ibrahim


As Muslims we have no option to disgrace or dishonour our parents. Brother Wael Ibrahim shares the consequences of this major sin.

Knowledge


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The Quran at Fajr


Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan encourages us to make Fajr an institution in our life.

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Our Families; Coolness of our Eyes


Our homes today are a storm! How can we find the 'coolness of our eyes' at home? How does our conduct effect the future generations? Noman Ali Khan shares the meaning of a powerful Dua.

Is Allah (swt) Happy with Me?


In an exclusive interview with Hiba Magazine, Dr. Bilal Philips answers key questions on happiness and how a believer can tell that Allah is happy with him or her.

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The Alchemy of Happiness


Before you discover yourself, you must discover Allah, writes Imam al-Ghazali as he guides us on how to achieve the alchemy of happiness

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How Do My Friends Treat Me?


Rana Rais Khan gives a checklist for choosing and gauging our friends

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Bilal bin Rabah (rta)


Hafsa Ahsan recounts the arduous life and the strong faith of the noble companion

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Mini-Garden in the City


Have you ever wished for a real garden of your own that would bring to your table home grown, fresh vegetables? Laila Brence will help you discover your green thumb!

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Special Children – A Gift of Allah


Tasneem Vali gives an overview of the special children situation in Karachi and addresses the problems that parents of a special child might face.

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Summer Fun For Everyone


Fun can mean different things to different people, and it differs across the globe. Naba Basar shares delightful ways to have family fun this summer.

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Islamic Finance and Banking: How It All Began


Before moving on to explore the Islamic financial products on offer, we would like to give our readers a background of the Islamic financial system. Sumaira Dada gives us its background and reports the current status of Islamic banking in Pakistan.

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Learning to Manage Time


Many of us would agree that today time seems to be slipping through our fingers much faster than a year ago. Mehreen Ganny has summarized for you a unique approach to time management that has changed lives.

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The Best Prescription


Our health is the greatest blessing after faith itself. Islam offers a thorough regimen of hygiene to maintain this blessing in top shape, writes Dr. Sadaf Shaikh.

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Turkey: Cradle of Civilization


Visiting Turkey is a delightful experience with exceptional sightseeing and much more, reports Farah Najam

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Origins of Basant


Ofaira Hussain traces the historical roots of Basant.

Vol 4 - Issue 4 Are we Destiny's Children

Are we Destiny's Children?


Tasneem Vali analyzes the age-old debate of free will versus predestination.

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Speech Language Therapy Training School


Rana Rais Khan takes a look at the various offerings of SLT

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The Prophet’s (sa) Adopted Son


Sadaf Farooqi profiles Zaid Ibn Harith (rta), the Prophet's adopted son.

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Child, don’t play outside the house, it’s dangerous!


The thought of leaving our kids on the city streets to roam on their own day and night is enough to send shivers down the spine, writes Rana Rais Khan.

Vol 4- Issue 4 Adoption is an Option

Adoption is an Option


Adoption is an option! Which orphans are mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah? Safaa Minhas takes a look.

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Ummul-Mumineen Sauda (rta)


Kulsoom Omar continues with her pride of Islam series, profiling Sauda (rta)

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Dealing with Bad Language


Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant pediatrician and neonatologist) suggests us practical tips for dealing with the bad language our children use

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Hafsa Bint Umar (rta)


If Hafsa (rta), Umar’s (rta) daughter, could tame her ego and temper just like her father did, why can’t we? Kulsoom Omar asks.

Vol 5 - Issue 1 Having fun with your kids

Having Fun with your Kids


You do not need a university degree or a lucrative career for being creative with your kids, emphasizes Kiran Ansari.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  Rulings on Clapping

Rulings on Clapping


What does islam-qa.com rule about clapping?

Moms


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Witness to a Shahadah (Declaration of Faith)


A real life account - witness to a Shahadah (declaration of faith)

Moms


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When The Better Half Returns Home - Part 1


Rana Rais Khan reveals that working smarter, and not harder, will work wonders for your marital life!

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Children Reaching Puberty


Islam has imparted clear guidelines on intimate matters. It is time for us to get rid of the cultural baggage that divests appropriate education to children, writes Rana Rais Khan

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Mudarabah: A Special Partnership


After introducing the Musharakah and Murabaha tools of Islamic finance, Sumaira Dada moves on to discuss the Mudarabah model of business.

Moms


Vol 5 - Issue 2 Marriage a spiritual boon

Marriage - A Spiritual Boon


Having a God-fearing spouse as my ‘worldly’ guardian to remind me to thread the right path is a great gift, writes Ruhie Jamshed.

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Thee Alone We Ask for Help


I cannot stress enough the importance of a peaceful and loving relationship between father and mother, which serves as an example for future relationships kids will make, writes Tasneem Vali.

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Book Reviews


Laila Brence reviews "Don't Be Sad" and "You Can Be The Happiest Woman in the World".

Moms


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A Fresh Look For Your Child’s Room


Looking for ideas to spark up your kids’ room the easy and economical way? Well, Get going with Laila Brence

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A Place for Pets


Pets are commonplace in homes of Muslims and non-Muslims. Saba Sarwar gives us an Islamic perspective on keeping pets.

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The Islamic Finance and Banking System


Sumaira Dada highlights the Islamic financial system, which is about the equitable distribution of wealth

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The Creator and Our Kids


Rana Rais Khan reflects, that as good Muslim parents, we should help our children cultivate a lifelong relationship with Allah (swt), so that they become the best human beings

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Vol 3-Issue 1 What are we sowing

What are We Sowing?


Muhammad Al Shareef brings home a simple law of nature that can neither be neglected nor hastened, if we want the fruit to be sweet and ripe

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Role Reversal


An appreciative mother-in-law suggests role reversal for a greater understanding between all daughters-in-law and their moms-in-law

Vol 3-Issue  Cultivating Positive behaviour

Cultivating Positive Child Behaviour


Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist) helps us to understand the strategy of time-out and ways of encouraging toddlers to share

Moms


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When the Better Half Returns Home (Part 2)


How can men contribute towards building a stress free and blissful ambiance, when they return home to their better halves? Rana Rais Khan offers some advice...

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Physically Fit Kids


Affaf Jamal offers a selection of advice for building up your child's physical fitness.

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Ijarah - Islamic Leasing


Ayesha Ashraf Jangda introduces the concept of Ijarah and describes its rules and regulations.

Moms


Vol 2 -Issue 3 Battle of Moms

The Battle of Moms


Tasneem Vali invites us to analyze the pros and cons of ‘working moms’ and ‘stay-at-home moms’

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Boys and Girls as Different Learners


Rana Rais Khan presents the core differences, as identified by researchers, between male and female learners at the elementary level and explains how these differences drive them to certain behavioural and career choices.

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding


Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist) addresses every nursing mother's worries

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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?

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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.

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Top Five Ways to Prepare for Laylat-ul-Qadr


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

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The Wedding Night


The wedding season is in full swing. Affaf Jamal shares some handy advice for the brides and grooms pertaining to the wedding night (as per the Sunnah).

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From Childhood to Adulthood


Atefa Jamal provides tips to ease your child's transition from childhood to adulthood

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Five Successful Secrets of Travelling with a Child


Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant pediatrician and neonatologist) offers tips to prevent dreadful traveling disasters during pleasant family trips

Moms


Vol 6 -Issue 2 Introducing Jannah to kidz

Introducing Jannah to Kids


How do we introduce the concept of paradise in our young ones? Farah Zahidi-Moazzam has some suggestions!

Vol 6 -Issue 2 Enrolling for Paradise

Enrolling for Paradise


Uzma Jawed presents a collections of Ahadeeth which give us quite a few hints and tips as to how we can attain Jannah.

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Jan 11 - The honour of Raising daughters

The Honour of Raising Daughters


Ruhie Jamshed reflects upon raising daughters as responsible Mominahs!

Jan 11 - Mothers of Believers

Mothers of Believers


Being in the family way is a significant turn of events. It is the onset of one of the greatest responsibilities Allah (swt) can entrust us with – that of bearing and raising a person according to His (swt) pleasure.

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The Perfect Recipe - From a Husband’s Perspective


At the end of the day, it seems that husbands think more about practical issues, such as money management, when it comes to marriage. At the same time, they are also concerned about how to balance out their roles between their parents and their wives.

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A Potential Spouse’s Tough Exam


I am thinking of all the problems that girls face in their marital life. If only they quiz their potential spouse about his level of Deen beforehand, they can easily avoid the problems which come afterwards.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers – Part 6


Umm Isam discusses why being principle-centered is the real thing.

Jan 11 - Being Proactive

Being Proactive


Rana Rais Khan discusses the top five ways of being proactive in family life.

Moms


Vol 6 - Issue 1 Key to happiness

Key to Happiness: Contentment


Kiran Ansari presents handy tips on inculcating contentment in kids.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 M for Mature

M for Mature


Abeerullah Nadeem analyzes the flip side of video games.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Red Alert

Red Alert


Hafsa Ahsan details Satan's schemes to create rifts between spouses.

Moms


Vol 5 - Issue 3 Genders-equal yet distinct

Genders – equal yet distinct


Islam acknowledges the equality of both genders, yet takes in due consideration also their distinct differences in nature and roles assigned by Allah (swt).

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Towards a Bright future

Towards a Bright Future


Let’s give the future Muslims more than higher education. Let’s give them the ‘highest’ education!

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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.

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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...

Moms


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Ummul-Mumineen – Khadijah (rta)


Kulsoom Omar introduces the inspiring life story of Khadijah (rta) - an extraordinary woman, who never once let the believers down

Vol 3- Issue 4 The Evil eye

The Evil Eye - Fact not Fiction


Affaf Jamal suggests some means to guard children against the evil eye.

Moms


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Ummul-Mumineen – Aisha (rta)


Kulsoom Omar takes a glimpse into the life of Aisha (rta), one of the Mothers of the Believers

Vol 4-Issue 3 Etiquettes of Proposing

Etiquette of Proposing


Affaf Jamal prescribed a healthy way for Muslim men and women to pursue the idea of marriage without transgressing the boundaries of Islam.

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A Muslim Woman’s Surname after Marriage


Are women required to change their surname after marriage? Naba Basar presents a collection of Fatawas on the topic.

Moms


Vol 7 - Issue 1 A wise mother's advice

A Wise Mother’s Advice


Umm Isam takes an in-depth look at the wisdom of the advice given to a daughter the night before her wedding.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 The blogging Muslimah

The Blogging Muslimah


Whether it is Europe, North America, or the UAE, Muslim women and girls are turning to the blogosphere to share their life experiences with like-minded global readers.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Summer project with a twist

Summer Projects with a Twist


Are your kids bored of being cooped up at home during the summer vacation? Here are some projects to occupy them constructively...

Vol 7 - Issue 1 The fruit of a false testimony

The Fruit of a False Testimony


Can one swear a false oath and get away with it? Here is a hair-raising true story.

Moms


Vol 1-Issue 2  Mini-Garden

Mini-Garden in the City


Have you ever wished for a real garden of your own that would bring to your table home grown, fresh vegetables? Laila Brence will help you discover your green thumb!

Vol 1-Issue 2  Special Children

Special Children – A Gift of Allah


Tasneem Vali gives an overview of the special children situation in Karachi and addresses the problems that parents of a special child might face.

Vol 1-Issue 2   Summer Fun for everyone

Summer Fun For Everyone


Fun can mean different things to different people, and it differs across the globe. Naba Basar shares delightful ways to have family fun this summer.

Vol 1-Issue 2   Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance and Banking: How It All Began


Before moving on to explore the Islamic financial products on offer, we would like to give our readers a background of the Islamic financial system. Sumaira Dada gives us its background and reports the current status of Islamic banking in Pakistan.

Solutions


Summer Survival

Summer Survival


Want to keep kids constructively occupied in the summer vacations? Here are some ideas.

“I Now Pronounce You …”

“I Now Pronounce You …”


Madiha Nazeer Khan analyzes the phenomenon of online match making sites and the etiquette that must be observed therein.

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Colours of the Quran


How do you infuse your life with the colours of the Quran? Sadaf Farooqi has five handy tips for you!

Moms


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Throwing an Eid Party


Do you wish to make a special Eid for your kids? Uzma Rizvi shares some excellent ideas!

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Musharakah: Sharing Profits and Losses


Sumaira Dada highlights the key rules laid down by the Islamic scholars for the formation of a Musharakah business

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Secrets to Success in School


Farah Najam shows that families that work together succeed together

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Dear Haadia


Are Muslims permitted to chat on the Internet with the opposite gender?

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Suhayb Ar-Rumi (rta)


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh beautifully shows the facet of Suhayb Ar-Rumi’s character, may Allah (swt) be pleased with him

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From the Pen of a Woman on the Other Side


Mahwash Ajaz asks the right questions about television

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Sinsational!


Rana Rais Khan dares us to discipline one of the most basic human instincts

Moms


Vol 5 - Issue 4 Connecting our children to sunnah

Connecting our Children to Sunnah


Our children need to see us loving and revering the Prophet (sa) above ANY other person. Let them not find us preferring family traditions or ‘scholars’ opinions’ over the Sunnah.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 A wedding to remember

A Wedding to Remember


Saira Naeem reflects upon a unique wedding that she attended

Moms


Jul 10 - Defining my hero

Defining my Hero


he next time any of us is tempted to compare her husband to any other man (be it her father, a celebrity or a complete stranger), she should remember all that he has done and goes on doing for her and her family, that too without having to ask him!

Jul 10 - Handling Hygiene with kids

Handling Hygiene with Kids


As mothers of the next generation, we have to leave no stone unturned in inculcating high standards of cleanliness and purity in our little ones from day one, whether, we are in our private spaces or in public.

Jul 10 - The governor's son is whipped

The Governor’s Son is whipped!


The son of a governor, belonging to a noble family, was commanded to be whipped before his own father’s eyes and that too by a common man, who had been wronged.

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Apr 11 -Teen, texts and technology

Teens, Texts and Technology


Teenagers today have their own cell phone with unlimited texting and web surfing. While there are some advantages to being in touch with young adults via technology, the prospects are scary, writes Kiran Ansari.

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Cheating Muslim Spouses: a Sad State of ‘Affairs’


One of the negative trends mostly ‘brushed under the carpet’ in Pakistan are extra-marital affairs, commonly known in international media as ‘cheating’, writes Sadaf Farooqi.

Apr 11 - 7 habits

The 7 habits of highly effective teenagers – Part 7


Umm Isam continues her inspirational series, based on Sean Covey's best-seller by the same name.

Apr 11- Towards effective Quran classes

Towards Effective Quran Classes


There are a multitude of Quran classes going on these days. If you are one of those who would like to initiate one among your social circle, here are five tips you might find handy.

Youth


Vol 6 - Issue 3 As abba left

As Abba Left to Meet his Rabb (swt)


May Allah (swt) shower His Rahmah on our parents and forgive the Muslimeen, Ameen. Do remember Abba in your Duas.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Seven Habits

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers – 1


For teenagers, life is no more a play ground. In fact, it’s a jungle out there. You might be familiar with some of the struggles faced today globally by the youth. Believe me - you are not alone.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Interview with Javeria Elahi

Interview with Javeria Elahi – A Fashion Designer


Javeria Elahi is a young, Muhajjbah student of fashion design at one of the private universities in Karachi. “Hiba” got in touch with her to know more about how she intends to pursue her chosen career.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Survivor's Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt


May you and your loved ones all live in Islam and die in faith, and may you all meet Allah (swt) with a sound heart. Ameen.

Haadia

Dear Haadia


I have started adoring one of my friends (among boys). He has expressed his wish to marry me. We are both eighteen. Is it Haram to wish to marry someone?

Solutions


lessons in love

The Languages of Love


Amreen Rehman delves into the languages of love between spouses. "Once we have identified the primary love language of our spouse, we must not ignore the other languages, as they all complement each other," she writes

small talk

Small Talk, Big Ideas!


Trapped in a social gathering where people are indulging in vicious gossip? Try changing the direction of the conversation using these handy tips by Umm Isam.

Moms


Oct 10 - Bold and Beautiful

The Incessantly Attractive Wife


What is it that truly makes a woman beautiful or attractive to her husband? Here are some tips.

Oct 10 - Help my child doesn't listen

Help! My Child Doesn’t Listen!


Qainaf Najam lists down some of the tactics that mothers use, when their kids refuse to obey them.

Oct 10 - Let's enrage him

Let’s Enrage Him


A true story about patience and gentleness, even when the other person crosses the limits of rudeness.

Moms


Play

Learning Through Play!


Farah Najam gives some tips on children's toys, preschool selection and early learning ... a package to help you and your child at school or at home

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Perk up your Home


Noorjehan Arif gives tips on low budget makeovers for your home

Vol 1-Issue 2   Islamic Finance

Murabaha: An Islamic Sale


Sumaira Dada discusses how a Murabaha is conducted and objections that have been raised against it

Word Wise

"Word Wise"


Do you keep the promises you make to your children? Atefa Jamal presents convincing reasons, suggesting that you definitely should.

Moms


Vol 2 -Issue 4 Preventing Wastage at Home

Preventing Wastage at Home


Sahar Khan lists easy-to-follow tips to prevent wastage at home.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Glory for the Green thumb

Glory for the Green Thumb!


One of our readers advises us to get our hands dirty and reap rewards in this world and the Hereafter

Vol 2 -Issue 4 How to Raise a reader

How to Raise a Reader


Kids can be nurtured as good readers, explains Affaf Jamal.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Poison-Proofing

Poison-proofing Your Home


Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist) suggests ways to poison-proof your home and maintain a medicine cupboard for daily care as well as emergencies.

Solutions


The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling


We need to revive the lost tradition of storytelling, in order to construct in our children a better understanding of life.

Balancing a Budget – A Wife’s Predicament

Balancing a Budget – A Wife’s Predicament


Umm Isam gives practical suggestions to those who are struggling with monthly budgets amidst rising inflation.

Making the Most of the First Ten Years

Making the Most of the First Ten Years


Ambreen Salman has some handy parenting tips for those who have kids under ten years.

Solutions


July 11- You will reclaim them

You will Reclaim Them!


When you sense a gap between your vision of a rich and joyful family life you want to have and the reality of your everyday family life, you feel disappointed. But do not despair, writes Umm Isam.

July 11- 7 habits

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers – Part 8


Umm Isam discusses some PBA withdrawals and deposits, in her ongoing series for teenagers.

July 11- 5 easy habits to pick up this ramadan

Five Easy Habits to Pick up this Ramadan


Ruhaifa Samir offers five handy tips on establishing good habits this Ramadan.

Moms


Vol 6 - Issue 4 The perfect recipe

The Perfect Recipe


Hafsa Ahsan speaks to young wives and mothers to discover the surefire formula guaranteed to make a marriage successful.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Quran journal

Quran Journal for Young Ones


Erum Asif outlines a wonderful way of keeping children closely connected to the Quran.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Ali rta vs a jew

Ali (rta) vs. a Jew


A story which provides wonderful insight into the justice system during the reign of the Khulafa-e-Rashideen.

Life with the Ahmad Family


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Life with the Ahmad Family: O Witr Where Art Thou?


In this episode, Abu Jamal learns that when you give instructions to Jamal, you'd better repeat yourself to make sure you were understood!

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Life with the Ahmad Family: Don't Forget


In this episode, Abdullah learns that if he doesn't remember something, it's best to come clean. Especially when Umm Jamal is involved!

Life with the Ahmad Family: A Room Full of Rumors!


In this episode, Hafsa and her friends learn how dangerous it is to accuse others without knowing the complete truth.

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Life with the Ahmad Family: And That's the Tooth


In this episode, when Abu Jamal tries to encourage Jamal to brush his teeth, things don't turn out quite the way he expected.

The Delightful Ahmad Family - An Introduction!


Hiba Magazine and hibakidz are delighted to introduce: The Ahmad Family! Here is a brief introduction to the members of this family.

Life with the Ahmad Family: It's not Haram!


Here it is… the first edition of Life with the Ahmad Family.

Life with the Ahmad Family: Lots of Pain; No Gain


In this episode of Life with the Ahmad Family, Abu Jamal takes up walking - with surprising results.

Life with the Ahmad Family: Hair Pressure


In this edition of the "Life with the Ahmad Family", Jamal must deal with peer pressure at school.

Life with the Ahmad Family: The Remarkable Umm Jamal


In this edition of the "Life with the Ahmad Family", Abdullah learns something amazing about Umm Jamal!

Life with the Ahmad Family: How to Make Wudhu


In this edition of the "Life with the Ahmad Family", Jamal teaches his little cousin Hafsa how he makes Wudhu... Can you spot if Jamal made any mistakes?

Solutions


talaq

Talaq by the Qawwam


Dr. Israr Ahmed clarifies the correct etiquette of giving a divorce

99 names

99 Names of Allah (swt) and my Autistic Child


Zohaira Munir relates a personal experience that increased her in faith and Tawaakul upon Allah (swt)

confident mother

Confident Mother Syndrome


Maria Elahi conducts an informal survey and discovers an alarming rise in "Confident Mother Syndrome" - are you afflicted, too?

sisterly

Being Sisterly


Umm Ibrahim offers some handy tips to those who want to offer selfless support to their fellow sisters in the community,

Solutions


29

An Eternal Love Story


Sheikh Omar Suleiman narrates a beautiful love story of the Prophet's companion, Abu Darda and his wife, Umm Darda (may Allah be pleased with them both).

28

Is my Spouse my Best Friend Forever (BFF)?


Life after marriage can be either a constant tug of war or your spouse can become your best friend forever. Achieving the latter is the key to a healthy, happy and hearty family. Here’s how you can unlock the door to eternal bliss.

27

Cultivating Friendship with your Spouse


Friendship in marriage must be developed and nurtured. Atefa Jamal presents top five “tried and tested” reminders of how to cultivate your relationship with your best friend - your spouse.

30

Cradle to Grave – Consumer Kids


Marketers are reaching out to the embryo in the mother’s womb to hook it up for lifetime. What are the tactics that they use to lure their young customers and of which parents need to be beware? Rana Rais Khan takes a look.

Solutions


Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life


Based on the Strategic Vision workshop of Timelenders, Rana Rais Khan details four key elements that define the meaning we add to our lives and the vision we develop as a family,

Single Women

Maryam (as): A Source of Inspiration for Single Women


One of the women mentioned by the Quran was not wedded; rather, she remained single all her life. She is Maryam (as), whose complete life is a source of inspiration.

Own the House

Teaching Kids to Own the House


Are your kids fussy about performing household chores that are assigned to them? Zahra Anjum offers five handy tips to engage them and make them "own their house".

Counselling


Haadia

Dear Haadia


Problems do not come without solutions. Haadia replies to a query about drawing Allah's creation.

Haadia

Dear Haadia


I don't want to cover my head. What do I do?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


What is the place of music in Islam?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


I am a 14-year-old boy. Can I keep a girlfriend?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


I am a recent revert to Islam and want to learn and practice more and more every day.

Haadia

Dear Haadia


My friends and I sometimes have fun with the Ouija Board - we call spirits. Is it really a sin to do so?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


I know parents have great rights in Islam but how far can they go in hitting children, insulting them in public and displaying anger whenever they want to?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


Are Muslims permitted to chat on the Internet with the opposite gender?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


What is the difference between a Nikah and an engagement?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


Some of my friends have succumbed to smoking. When I try to stop them, they make fun of me. What should I do?

Solutions


Training to be a Mother

Training to be a Mother


"Any mother would tell you that no matter what she goes through, it’s all worth it, when she sees her child laugh, play and grow up." Umm Salih has some handy tips for young mothers-to-be.

Preserving the Lustre

Preserving the Lustre


Married girls are mostly more concerned about pleasing the in-laws and keeping the home perfect, rather than preserving their lustre and focusing on their sensual side. Why? Is it culture? Or have we misunderstood the importance of Halal intimacy in Islam? Dr. Humera Iqbal takes a look.

Tarbiyah

The Five ‘Don’ts’ of Tarbiyah


By Amina Murad – Administrator of “Star Links School” and mother of three married daughters - reminds the parents of teenagers about five importants "don'ts" of Tarbiyah

Solutions


personality

Infusing the Personality of the Prophet (sa) into Your Children


What are the different personality types? To which one did our beloved Prophet (sa) belong to? How can we ensure our children inculcate the same personality traits? Umm Ibrahim takes an indepth look.

men

What’s Wrong with These Men?


What happens when men, who are used to an active lifestyle, go on a vacation that requires them to "relax"? Umm Isam takes a thoughtful look.

teenagers

Tackling Teenagehood


Raising teenagers is a herculean task. Find out how one mother, influenced by a letter written by Ali (rta) to his son, took inspiration and decided her five-point agenda to "tackle teenagehood."

Solutions


language for kids

Language That Can Either Build or Break Your Child


With the right intentions, we generally opt for the wrong language and bad timing. As parents, we have to learn to handle our children with dignity and acknowledge their feelings, writes Umm Isam.

advice for newly weds

Don’t Give up Too Soon - Advice for Newly Weds


It has been a month since her marriage. Honeymoon seems like ages ago. The excitement and fervour of starting a new life have vanished. What went wrong? Through this lovely short story, Uzma Awan gives some practical advice to newly weds.

tit for tat

Staying away from Tit-for-Tat


Every one of us, at some point in life, may encounter enemies in the form of envious colleagues, disagreeable supervisors or unreasonable in-law relations. What is the most appropriate way of dealing with such people according to our Deen? Zahra Anjum takes a look.

Solutions


teaching aids

Fun & Learn Teaching Aids


Tasneem Vali shares top five fun and learn teaching aids that have worked wonders for her family.

fiqh of love

The Fiqh of Love


Maham Irfan transcribes an enlightening lecture of Sister Binte Mobin on the fiqh of love, a workshop organized by Youth Talk in Karachi.

doors of mercy

The Doors to Mercy


Zahra Anjum shares top five handy tips on how to make the doors of mercy open for us in Ramadan.

Solutions


letter

A Letter from Dr. Farhat Hashmi to Mothers


Dr. Farhat Hashmi gives practical advice to those mothers whose teenaged or adult children have fallen into major sins, like homosexuality.

intimacy

Intimacy After Engagement


Sadaf Farooqi urges parents to not delay their wards’ Nikah once they have found the person to marry them off to, and to not give more importance to the nitty-gritty of elaborate wedding functions over their child’s Akhirah.

Dhul-Hijjah-2

Sacrifice – Leaving Something at the Cost of Another


What does sacrifice truly mean? Zahra Anjum takes a look at how we can imbibe the spirit of sacrifice in our daily lives.

Solutions


vision for marriage

Keeping the End in Mind


As a married individual, what vision do you have for your marriage? And are your actions well in accordance with your vision? Umm Zahra takes a look at keeping the end in mind, and acting accordingly for a successful married life.

nikah sermon

Lessons for Parents in the Nikah Sermon


Umm Salih reflects over the parenting lessons that couples are taught in the Nikah sermon only - encompassing Taqwa, humility, faith, effective communication, and Barakah.

losing weight

Losing it the Healthy Way


Naseha Mushtaq shares top five tips as part of her structured plan on how to lose weight without losing 'health' and 'sanity' on the way.

Solutions


9 teens relationship with Allah

Handling my Teen's Relationship with Allah (swt)


A must-read for all parents of teenagers - this is one of the runner-up stories in the 3rd annual short story writing competition organized by Hiba Magazine.

7 boost Iman

Top Five Ways to Boost Your Iman


Are you going through a phase of low Iman? Anoshia Riaz discusses five handy ways in which you can give your Iman a much-needed boost.

8 lessons in love

Lessons in Love from Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (rtaf)


Klaudia Khan draws inspiring lessons and solutions for Muslim couples from the life of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (rta) and her marriage with the Prophet (sa).

Solutions


30

Mom's Little Helper


Syeda Khunsa Batool's heart warming short story on parenting her only son.

27

Post-Ramadan Resolutions to Make This Year


Feeling a dip in faith after Ramadan? Ruhaifa Samir details five post Ramadan resolutions to implement for a faith-filled year.

Values


friends in Islam

Friends in Islam – A Powerful Reminder


What does Islam teach us about friends? Mufti Ismail Menk gives some practical reminders on who we should befriend if we want to nourish our faith.

Values


chapter

A Chapter of My Life with My Brother


Haadia shares a painful life experience from which the readers can derive many useful lessons.

love myself

Should I Love Myself?


In trying to keep up with your never-ending list of responsibilities, are you forgetting to take care of yourself? Umm Isam shares an important reminder.

Solutions


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Are the new couple in double the trouble?


"Walking into the holy matrimony at the age of nineteen, I had my fair share of doubts and misunderstandings." Kulsoom Hussain shares tips for the newly weds.

27 win win agreements

Creating Win-win Agreements with our Children


Umm Zahra explains what 'win-win' means in Islamic parenting and Tarbiyah and shares handy tips for parents.

Solutions


28 parenting

Do the Youth Have a Choice?


As Muslim youth, do you let your children have a say in their life's choices? Salman Asif Siddiqui shares some handy tips in this informative article addressed to Muslim parents.

26 finding a spouse

Why do we Encounter Difficulty in Finding a Spouse?


Mufti Ismail Menk explains why the problems we are facing in our children's marriages are created mainly by us and how we can resolve them.

25 top five

Teach Your Child about the Bad Touch


Are you confused about what you should teach your children when it comes to good and bad touch? Umm Isam shares five handy tips.

Solutions


9 happy marriage

A Decade of Happy Marriage


Myda Tahir shares ten lessons gained from ten years of married life. 'I don’t celebrate marriage anniversaries by parties or hip-hop; but I do celebrate by pondering over the lessons that I had learnt during that year and store them in my memory.' She writes.

10 parenting by umm ammarah

Parenting by Umm Ammarah (rtaf)


Uzma Awan derives important lessons from the parenting style of Umm Ammarah, a brave Sahabiyah who participated in many Ghazwat with the Prophet (sa).

8 beware prepare

New Mommies: Beware and Prepare!


Umm Isam shares handy tips for new mommies who may be overwhelmed with the responsibilities of their little one in addition to the daily tasks they already have to do.

Current issue


49

Fitrah - Revert Support Programme


Hiba Magazine covers Fitrah, a revert support programme, running under the banner of alwasila Trust. Find out more about the commendable work they are doing.

46

Youth Club – Inspiring Positive Change


Raja Zia, Ameer of Youth Club, speaks to “Hiba” about this unique platform, enabling the youth to utilize their time, skills and energies in a positive direction.

45

The Healing Power of Honey


Did you know honey has the power to cure (by Allah's permission) such ailments as burns, anemia and conjunctivitis? Find out more in our "home notes" segment.

Kamila

Kamila: She Dared Where Many Men Hesitated (Part 3)


Excerpt from Suleman Ahmer's best-selling book "The Embattled Innocence".

40

Walking the Talk


How important it is for parents to walk the talk? Shaykh Yasir Qadhi warns parents to refrain from talking the talk and instead, teach by example.

39

Deal with the Hearts


An excerpt from Dr. Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Al-Arifi's best-selling "Enjoy your Life" published by Darussalam.

36

A Woman of Substance (A True Story)


Our second winning story from "She's an Inspiration" story-writing competition, detailing the life of Nazeeran Begum, a lady who withstood the odds to become self-sufficient and help others too. Penned beautifully by Fatimah Mazhar.

29

An Eternal Love Story


Sheikh Omar Suleiman narrates a beautiful love story of the Prophet's companion, Abu Darda and his wife, Umm Darda (may Allah be pleased with them both).

28

Is my Spouse my Best Friend Forever (BFF)?


Life after marriage can be either a constant tug of war or your spouse can become your best friend forever. Achieving the latter is the key to a healthy, happy and hearty family. Here’s how you can unlock the door to eternal bliss.

27

Cultivating Friendship with your Spouse


Friendship in marriage must be developed and nurtured. Atefa Jamal presents top five “tried and tested” reminders of how to cultivate your relationship with your best friend - your spouse.

Ready to Tie the Knot?


Ramadan Awesome

Ramadan – An Awesome Time!


Khalfan bin Mohammed stresses that fasting is not a time of suffering, as many people think. It is just the opposite.

Nusaybah

Nusaybah bint Kab (rta)


Naba Basar presents highlights from the heroic life of Nusaybah bint Kab (rta)

fun while fasting

Fun While Fasting


Is it possible for fun and fasting to go together? Of course! Here are some ideas for kids to enjoy this Ramadan and have fun while fasting!

face value

Face Value


Rana Rais Khan invites to reevaluate our attitudes towards the outward appearance and encourages us to search for the beauty within

eid party

Throwing an Eid Party


Do you wish to make a special Eid for your kids? Uzma Rizvi shares some excellent ideas!

Vol 1-Issue 2   Islamic Finance

Musharakah: Sharing Profits and Losses


Sumaira Dada highlights the key rules laid down by the Islamic scholars for the formation of a Musharakah business

parent-teacher

Secrets to Success in School


Farah Najam shows that families that work together succeed together

islamiat

Improving the Teaching of Islamiat


Speaking from a student's perspective, Hafsa Ahsan humbly offers the teachers of Islamiat practical suggestions for improving the quality of lectures

healthy lifestyle

Food for Thought


Misplaced discipline in our eating lifestyles must be harnessed to discover the true joys of health and harmony, writes Dr. Sarah Shahab

Sunnah foods

Blessed Food


Naba Basar shows how Allah has preserved blessings even in the food we eat, if only we acknowledge it and take benefit from it

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


Some of my friends have succumbed to smoking. When I try to stop them, they make fun of me. What should I do?

Haadia

Dear Haadia


What should I do? I am torn between my parents and the duty towards my new household.

Vol 4 - Issue 4 Usamah Bin Zaid

Usamah Bin Zaid (rta)


Laila Brence profiles Usamah Bin Zaid (rta), one of the commanders of the Muslim army.

Vol 4 - Issue The Mane effect

The Mane Effect


A teenager finds her way out of the curl pool!

Vol 4 - Issue 4 My Journey to awareness

My Journey to Awareness


As I learnt more, slowly but surely I became increasingly comfortable with my identity as a Muslim, writes Ruhie Jamshed.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I know parents have great rights in Islam but how far can they go in hitting children, insulting them in public and displaying anger whenever they want to?

Vol 4-Issue 1 Said Ibn Zayd ra

Said ibn Zayd (rta)


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh profiles one of the Ashrat Al-Mubash-shiroon

Vol 4-Issue 1 Are you in Control

Are you in Control?


Uzma Rizvi defines anger and suggests the ways for controlling this emotion

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


Everyone keeps telling my mother that I will never get married, because of my dark colour and average looks. I am very depressed and hurt. Please, help.

Haadia

Dear Haadia


I am sick of being pushed around and now feel very depressed. What should I do?

Vol 5 - Issue 1  Abu Ubaidah Bin Al- Jarrah

Abu Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah (rta)


Abu Ubaidah (rta) is one of the ten companions, to whom the Prophet (sa) publicly promised Paradise, writes Laila Brence.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  The Fun Years

The Fun Years


Be your own person, instructs Mahwash Ajaz.

Vol 5 - Issue 1  Help Who i am

Help! I Don’t Remember Who I am!


Umm Isam relates a life-changing experience.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I am a recent revert to Islam and want to learn and practice more and more every day.

Vol 3- Issue 3   Abdur Rahman ibn 'Awf

Abdur-Rahman ibn Awf (rta)


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh tells us of a companion, who was of the first eight to accept Islam and one of the ten (Al-Asharatul Mubash-shirin), who were assured Paradise by the Prophet (sa).

Vol 3- Issue 3 Modernity for young Muslim women

Modernity for Young Muslim Women


Laila Brence addresses the controversial issue of modernity and Muslim women

Youth


tongue terrors

Tongue Terrors!


Do you love backbiting? Your love may turn into hate, after hearing what Atefa Jamal has to say

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Salman Al-Farsi


Mehreen Ganny introduces an outstanding Muslim scholar, who was the first person to translate the Quran into a foreign language (Persian) and who contributed immensely towards the development of a Muslim state

clean is cool

Clean is Cool!


If you go long enough without a bath even the fleas will leave you alone, cautions Naba Basar.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I try to learn Duas and Surahs from the Quran, but after memorizing them, I tend to forget them. Can you suggest a method for improving my retention?

Vol 5 - Issue 2 Abdur Rahman bin Auf

Abdur-Rahman Ibn Awf (rta)


Abdur-Rahman Ibn Awf (rta) was among those ten fortunate Companions of the Prophet (sa), who were given the good news of being accepted in Paradise after their death.

Vol 5 - Issue 2 So that you can fly

So that you can fly


We just have to pray to Allah (swt) to help us understand and be patient with His decision. Relief is always on its way - it is Allah’s (swt) promise!

Youth


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Merits of Friday


Rana Rais Khan highlights the significance and merits of a ‘Friday’ in a Muslim’s life in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah!

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Mind your Language


Controlling the choice of words is one of the first pre-requisites of a being a Momin. Farah Moazzam shows us how we can do it.

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Zayd Ibn Thabit - The Preserver of the Holy Quran!


Seekers of knowledge came from far and wide to benefit from him. When Zayd (rta) died, Abu Hurairah (rta) said: "Today, the scholar of this Ummah has died." Mehreen Ganny takes us back in time.

Image best friend

Finding the Best Friend


Allah (swt) surely guides us out of darkness towards light. Noor Syed shares an experience with us.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


What is the place of music in Islam?

Analogies

Interesting Analogies


Kiran Ansari shows a fresh, easy way to comprehend core Islamic ideas

Vol 3-Issue 1 Abul-Aas Ibnur- Rabi

Abul-Aas Ibnur-Rabi (rta)


Naba Basar introduces us to the life of Prophet's (sa) son-in-law

Vol 3-Issue 1 Mother

Mother - Our Door to Paradise


Mother – Our door to Paradise - written by Umm Isam and Muhammad Al Shareef

Youth


Vol 2- Issue 2 Sorry  made easy

"Sorry" Made Easy


Let's accept remorse kindly, suggests Uzma Rizvi.

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Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed


Roomana Rais Khan familiarizes us with ‘the sword of Allah (swt)’ on earth.

Vol 2-Issue2 Manners of reading Quran

Manners of Reading the Quran


Affaf Jamal lists valuable guidelines for making the most of your Quran reading experience.

Vol 2-Issue2 From the diary of the young

From the diary of the young


Mahwash Ajaz's diary entry draws laughs and tears.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


Problems do not come without solutions. Haadia replies to a query about drawing Allah's creation.

Vol 2 -Issue 3 khubaib Ibn Adiy ra

Khubaib Ibn Adiy (rta)


Uzma Rizvi recounts the inspiring story of a companion

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.

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The Slave’s False Claim


Inspiring snippets from the life of our predecessors.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I am a 14-year-old boy. Can I keep a girlfriend?

Vol 3-Issue 2 Age of cross dressing

Age of Cross-Dressing


Kehkashan Khalid cautions us against being indifferent to the trend of cross- dressing

Vol 3-Issue 2 Julaybib RA

Julaybib (rta) - The Diamond in the Rough


Atefa Jamal explains why you should get to know the new kid on the block, no matter what he appears like

Vol 3-Issue 2  Simply friends

Simply Friends


Can boys and girls simply be friends? Well, find out!

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


Can you highlight some organizations for teenage boys and girls, where I could volunteer?

Vol 6 -Issue 2 The gift of Faith

The Gift of Faith


J. Samia Mair recounts her journey towards Islam.

Vol 6 -Issue 2 To the Single ones

To the Single Ones


"As Muslim women - whether single or married, divorced or widowed, old or young - we have a great task to fulfill: to enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and believe in Allah (swt)." A single woman ponders over singlehood

Expect More

Expect More!


Ayesha Nasir narrates how some of the teen attractions in this world will find expression in Jannah.

Values


Jan 11 - Islam's Secret to contentment

Islam’s Secret to Contentment


J. Samia Mair reflects upon contentment.

Jan 11 - Behind the Blind Alley

Behind the Blind Alley


Dr. Farah Aslam reflects upon her life in a joint family system and the blessing in disguise it proved to be.

Jan 11 - Together in Duniya together in Jannah

Together in Dunya; Together in Jannah


Do we take our family for granted? Are we horrid at home and sweet outside? Umm Musa reflects.

Pakistan Floods

Musings on the Flood


The flood and the way we choose to look at it raises some fundamental questions that strike at the heart of our very self-definition and our worldview - in fact, our very identity.

Jan 11 - The storm

The Storm


An inspiring story about a life-changing experience.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


My educational environment entails mixed gender situations, and sometimes I feel highly uncomfortable with my fellow female students, especially when we have to work closely.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Amr bin Al Aas rta

Amr Ibn Al-Aas (rta)


The warm welcome of Muslims filled Amr's heart (rta) with a great love for the Prophet (sa) and his companions. From that day onwards, he wholeheartedly devoted all his efforts to the cause of Islam.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Labaik Allahuma Labaik

Labbaik-Allahuma-Labbaik


“Here I am, O Allah! Here I am!” echoed in my heart, my mind and soul all in unison. For the first time in my life I experienced unadulterated rapture. Tasneem Vali shares her Hajj diary.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 A Pilgrim's Letter

A Pilgrim's Letter


Dr. Farhana Azim shares her post-Hajj reflections.

Vol 6 - Issue 1 Misguide 'em young

Misguide ‘em Young


Naureen Aqueel and Ayesha Nasir elaborate Satan's schemes for the youth.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


My wife does not cover her head in front of non-Mahrams. Kindly explain in detail the best way for me to guide her.

Haadia

Dear Haadia


Muslims are killing each other in our country. What can we do to help this situation?

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Sad bin Abi Waqqas rta

Sad Ibn Abi Waqqas (rta)


On one occasion, the Prophet (sa) himself very proudly mentioned their kinship to everybody and called Sad (rta) the best uncle one can have.

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Knowledge- Ask for more

Knowledge - Ask for More


“O Allah, I ask Thee for beneficial knowledge, acceptable action and good provision.” (At-Tirmidhi)

Vol 5 - Issue 3 Plans Busted

Plans Busted


The next time one of your plans get busted, just say: “Alhumdulillah! Allah (swt) loves me and He wants to guide me.”

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.

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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.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


My friends and I sometimes have fun with the Ouija Board - we call spirits. Is it really a sin to do so?

Abu Ad-Darda

Abu Darda (rta)


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh profiles Abu Darda (rta) – a companion who sold the Duniya for the Hereafter

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It's a Kind of Magic


Rana Rais Khan tells the story of Sulaiman (as) to illustrate the origins and harms of magic

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


What is the difference between a Nikah and an engagement?

Vol 4-Issue 3 Ubayy ibn Kab ra

Ubayy Ibn Kab (rta)


Dr. Sadaf Sheikh presents a brief profile of Ubayy Ibn Kab (rta)

Vol 4-Issue 3 The Fundamentals

The Fundamentalist


Be a Muslim fundamentalist and be proud of it, instructs Tasneem Vali.

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Last in Line


Last in line - the story of a maiden about to tie the knot, written by Umm Isam

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I know many boys, who discuss such girls in a very indecent manner. I fear such talks can corrupt these otherwise decent girls. What can be done?

Vol 7 - Issue 1 7 habits

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers - Part 3


Umm Isam continues with her series on the habits of highly effective teenagers.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Interview with a Young imam

Interview with Abdullah, a Young Imam


An exclusive interview with Abdullah, an 18-year-old Imam, who has been leading the Taraweeh prayers for hundreds of men in Sad Bin Abi Waqas Masjid, Karachi.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 Achieving a peaceful advice

Achieving a Peaceful Smile


Aisha Siddiqua reflects upon a life-changing experience.

Vol 7 - Issue 1 online VS offline

Online versus Offline Selves


How different are our online selves versus our offline selves? Iqra Asad explores.

Youth


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How Do My Friends Treat Me?


Rana Rais Khan gives a checklist for choosing and gauging our friends

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Bilal bin Rabah (rta)


Hafsa Ahsan recounts the arduous life and the strong faith of the noble companion

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Plant for Pakistan

Plant for Pakistan


As individuals with access to numerous resources, we can make a greater difference. You can play your part in saving the Earth through the following tips suggested by Sabina Rizwan Khan.

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New in USA


Naureen Aqueel reflects upon the life she has recently started in USA.

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The Best Witness


Inspiring snippets from the lives of our predecessors.

Youth


Ramadan Awesome

Ramadan – An Awesome Time!


Khalfan bin Mohammed stresses that fasting is not a time of suffering, as many people think. It is just the opposite.

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Nusaybah bint Kab (rta)


Naba Basar presents highlights from the heroic life of Nusaybah bint Kab (rta)

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Fun While Fasting


Is it possible for fun and fasting to go together? Of course! Here are some ideas for kids to enjoy this Ramadan and have fun while fasting!

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Face Value


Rana Rais Khan invites to reevaluate our attitudes towards the outward appearance and encourages us to search for the beauty within

Moms


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Umm Salamah (rta)


Uzma Jawed takes a glimpse into the life and times of Umm Salamah (rta), one of the Mothers of the Believers

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TV and Kids: Another Look


Saulat Pervez reconsiders the influence of TV on kids by making it a part of their growing up process

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Cartoon Caution


Umm Isam recounts her unpleasant encounter with the world of animation.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I am a single girl in late twenties. Circumstances indicate that I may never get married. I want to know what should be my purpose in life? Dear Haadia answers...

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Khalid Ibn Walid rta

Khalid Ibn Waleed (rta)


Laila Brence profiles Saifullah - Khalid Ibn Waleed (rta).

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Happy valentine's day

Happy Valentine's Day?


Whenever I hear ‘Happy Valentine’s Day!’ I feel like the statement should end with a question mark.

Vol 5 - Issue 4 Following the Sunnah is as easy as..

Following the Sunnah is as Easy as…


Following the Sunnah practices requires only some degree of effort initially, but the rewards are numerous.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


Please direct me towards some productive work, which I can do to utilize my free time.

July 10- 7 habits

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers - Part 4


Umm Isam discusses some of centres around which we base our lives, in her series of articles on the habits of highly effective teenagers.

Jul 10 - Interview with Sarah Basar

Interview with Sarah Basar - An Aspiring Lawyer


An exclusive interview with Sara Basar, an aspiring lawyer.

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It Echoes in the Hearts…


The Prophet (sa) laid great emphasis on listening to the Quran, writes Naureen Aqueel.

Jul 10 - I lost my friend

I Lost My Friend


Darakhshan Siddiqui's heart-touching piece about the death of her young friend, Suqaina.

Values


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Risk or Rizq?


Abu Zakariya reflects upon his path towards earning Halal Rizq.

Apr 11 - Mohsin

“To Forgive is Divine” – The Way of a Muhsin


May Allah (swt) grant us the patience to forgive others and the ability to turn our foes into our friends, writes Alia Adil.

Apr 11 - Talk to Allah swt

Talk to Allah (swt)


The next time you feel sad and glum (or even happy) and you want to share your feelings, just make a direct call to Allah (swt), suggests Binte Aqueel.

Apr 11 - The value of the oppressed

The Value of the Oppressed


Snippets from the lives of our pious predecessors who serve as a role model for us today!

Family


Vol 6 - Issue 3 Significance of will

Significance of a Will


It is a duty of every Muslim to make a will, and it should not to be neglected because life and death has no guarantees, cautions Ayesha Ashraf Jangda.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Exemplary lives

Exemplary Lives, Admirable Deaths


They were well-prepared, yet fearful. We are unprepared, yet relaxed!

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Passive reception

Passive Reception or Active Participation?


Zainub Razvi presents handy tips to ensure that we are not misled by the mass media, and that we refrain from the propagation of false or speculative news to others.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Preparing for Death

Preparing for Death - What We Leave Behind


Allah’s Messenger (sa) said: “When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end, except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge and righteous offspring, who will pray for him.” (Muslim)

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Dealing with pain

Dealing with Pain


What does it take to handle suffering and grief? Is there a special diet, some magic Mantra, laughter therapy or nerves of steel? Rana Rais Khan explores.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Punishments of the grave

Punishments of the Grave


Iqra Asad presents a collection of hadiths describing the punishments of the grave and how to save oneself from them.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Final Journey

The Final Journey


Naba Basar takes an in-depth look at the burial rites as explained in the Quran and Sunnah.

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Etiquette of Visiting the Graveyard


Laila Brence and Naba Basar specify certain guidelines to which we should pay attention, when visiting the graveyard.

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Biddats

Biddats - Before, During and After Death


What are the innovated yet prevalent customs during funerals? Uzma Jawed takes a look.

Values


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Why Zabeeha? Is There a Choice?


The concept that chicken, beef, mutton and all types of meat ‘allowed’ in Islam are permissible (Halal) is erroneous!

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Shop for Hajj!


Going for Hajj and looking for quality products? Sabina Rizwan Khan has the answers.

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Eid and a Mother’s Woes


A hair-raising story about a callous son and an old mother.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


Can we have an explanation for two hadiths, in order to guide youngsters who are planning to get married?

Oct 10- 7 habits

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers - Part 5


Umm Isam discusses some popular life-centres for teenagers, along with their pros and cons.

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Of Sins and Forgiveness


K. Ali narrates a story based on personal experience.

Oct 10 - Girls just wanna have fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…


What are some of the things which Muslim girls and women can do to enhance their natural beauty and follow the fashions? Sadaf Farooqi has some interesting suggestions.

Youth


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Hypocrites Will Be Hit Hard!


Nayyara Rahman observes, as per Quran, hypocrites will be in the lowest pit of hell. How seriously do we take this admonition?

Musab ibn Umayr

The First Ambassador of the Prophet (sa)


Rym Aoudia tells us of a companion who sold the pleasures of the world, and bought what Allah had to offer.

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I don't want to cover my head. What do I do?

Hidden Voices

Hidden Voices


In memory of the earthquake victims

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Scaling the Mountains

Scaling the Mountains


The youth report about the 8th October 2005 earthquake

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Its Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day!


Sana Zahid and Umm Isam uncover the truth behind the chocolate-heart-flavoured Valentine's Day.

Values


Romance in Islam

Romance in Islam


Transcription of Dr. Abdur-Raheem Green's inspiring talk on romance.

Murder Most Casual

Murder Most Casual


Mother Teresa had once remarked: “In every abortion, there are two victims: a dead baby and a dead conscience.” I had been saved from murdering both my baby and my conscience.

A Loser’s Gain

Generous! Oh Really?


Inspiring snippets from the lives of our pious predecessors.

Values


July 11- Righteous children

How the Righteous Taught their Children


In order to instill in our children the values that can make them a means of Sadaqa-e-Jariya for us in our afterlife, we must follow the ways and methods by which the prophets and the righteous taught their progeny, writes Maryam Sakeenah.

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Fast or Feast?


Before visiting any fast food outlet or restaurant, either for Suhoor or Iftar, ask yourself the following questions

July 11- Chand raat

Chand Raat: A Thoughtful Perspective


Iqra Asad invites our attention to the Chand Raat and suggests how we can avoid going overboard in our Eid celebrations.

July 11- Avenge me

Avenge me!


Inspiring snippets from the life of the second Caliph, Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (rta).

Youth


Haadia

Dear Haadia


I want to have a family of my own now, but I don’t want to betray my future husband by having another guy in my mind the whole time. Everything seems distorted. Please help.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Seven Habits

The 7 habits of highly effective teenagers! (Part 2)


Umm Isam discusses the concept of paradigms and self-images.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Interview with Absar Kazmi

Interview with Absar Kazmi – An Illustrator by Profession


Hiba's first extensive interview with Absar Kazmi, the illustrator of Life with the Ahmad Family comic series.

Vol 6 - Issue 4 Connecting with the Quran

Connecting with the Quran


J. Samia Mair discusses her self-study programme towards fluent recitation of the Quran.

Values


Hajar

Lessons from the Life of Hajar (as)


Kulsoom Omar articulates some of the in-depth lessons to be learned from the life of Hajar or Hajrah (as), wife of Prophet Ibrahim (as).

Generosity

Generosity wins!


Snippets from the lives of our pious predecessors!

Values


36

A Woman of Substance (A True Story)


Our second winning story from "She's an Inspiration" story-writing competition, detailing the life of Nazeeran Begum, a lady who withstood the odds to become self-sufficient and help others too. Penned beautifully by Fatimah Mazhar.

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Implementing Sunnah in Today’s Classrooms


Maulvi Jahangir Mahmud presents handy tips from the Sunnah that the educators of today can implement in their classrooms.

Jul 10 - The Prophet's saw concern for taharah

Down but not out!


Inspiring stories from the Islamic history, compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid, in the best-selling Golden series published by Darussalam.

Values


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Implementing Sunnah in Today’s Classrooms (Part 2)


Maulvi Jahangir Mahmud details some handy tips for teachers, as specified in the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him).

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Resolve in Ramadan to Set Smart Goals


Recharge your Iman and set up SMART goals for yourself without further delay, encourages Umm Isam.

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Taming your Tricky Toddler


How able are you when it comes to handling tricky toddlers? Here is a fun quiz to find out.

Values


Hajj Special

Touching Base with Reality


"It has been a few years, since I returned from the blessed journey of Hajj, but it really feels like yesterday. The physical toil may have been forgotten, but the emotional experience of Hajj is still fresh in my mind." Sabeen Mansoori shares her heartfelt reflections on her Hajj experience.

Sunnah in Classrooms

Implementing Sunnah in Today’s Classrooms - Part 3


In this issue, we continue with various teachings from the Sunnah that can be implemented in today’s classrooms.

Values


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Fiqh of Tawbah


Hiba presents an enlightening lecture by Brother Kashif Naseem Dilkusha, outlining the correct way to repent.

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Implementing Sunnah in Today’s Classrooms (Final Part)


In the final part of this five-part series, Maulvi Jahangir Mahmud presents some more tips for teachers and educators, based on the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (sa).

Lessons in Love


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The Wedding Night


The wedding season is in full swing. Affaf Jamal shares some handy advice for the brides and grooms pertaining to the wedding night (as per the Sunnah).

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[Infograph] Fiqh of Marriage


Based on the course A-Z of Love and Mercy of Al-Kauthar Institute, Alia Nadhirah (Malaysia) at Islamographic.com has designed the following informative infograph.

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The Real Romance


Is true love the one depicted in dramas, novels and movies? Umme Muhammad sheds light on real romance; love that is deep and pure!

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day? I think NOT!


Dr.Sonia Mohsin, previously a staunch supporter of valentine's day, shares an inspirational incident that changed her perspective regarding it.

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Valentine’s Day Special: Far From the Madding Crowd


Come February and the entire town is painted red. Love is in the air, or so we are made to believe. Girls are coordinating red clothes and accessories, while guys are crowding the flower shops. Uzma Awan takes an in-depth look at the celebration of Valentine's Day in the light of a lecture given by Dr. Farhat Hashmi.

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The True Essence of a Muslimah


Daughters indeed are irreplaceable gems. Umme Muhammad shares some words of advice with them, so that they may glow in this life and the hereafter.

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Khadijah (rta) - A Guiding Light for Every Muslimah


We always rush after successful people, praising them and seeking advice from them. Why not dive into the Seerahs of the Queens of Jannah and learn in their company. Zahra Anjum shares some lessons extracted from the life of Khadija (rta).

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Twenty Tips for a Successful Marriage


Marriage is a very special bond that strengthens with care. Sameena Kauser shares 20 simple tips for a successful marriage.

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Half my Deen - A Reality Check in Time!


It is common nowadays to find marriages breaking up very soon, over petty issues. The bride and groom are unaware of the true sense of marriage. Umme Muhammad shares a beautiful story.

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Keeping the End in Mind


As a married individual, what vision do you have for your marriage? And are your actions well in accordance with your vision? Umm Zahra takes a look at keeping the end in mind, and acting accordingly for a successful married life.

Values


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Our Deen is Green: Green Eating


In the first part of Our Deen is Green series, Klaudia Khan presents practical tips on being environmental friendly in our meals.

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Seeing the Glass Half Full


And finally... we present the first winning story of A Life-Changing Experience, a short story writing competition organized by Hiba Magazine in 2013.

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Do you Observe Workplace Ethics?


Take this short quiz and self-analyze how well you follow workplace ethics.

Values


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Maintaining Productivity while not Praying


Uzma Awan shares some useful tips for ladies who want to maintain their productivity in Ramadan even if they are not able to fast.

Ramadan

This Ramadan will be a Different One!


Maria Karim shares her Ramadan checklist as she aims to make this Ramadan different (and better) from the previous ones.

Values


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Sunnah Living is Healthy Living


Dr. Shagufta Feroz takes a look at Sunnah guidelines that urge one to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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My Untold Story


Ayesha Khawaja narrates a heart-wrenching tale about her fight with breast cancer, and the way it affected herself and her family.

Values


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Empowering our Masajid


Omer Mateen Allahwala reflects over the pivotal role that the Masajid have played in the history of Islam, and how they need to adopt a more empowering role in contemporary times.

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Go with the Flow


The juggling act people usually face between work and family is very tedious and difficult to manage successfully. How do you plan ahead to avoid the obvious pitfalls and anticipate unexpected twists? Tasneem Vali's solution is to "go with the flow"

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11 lead by faith

Lead by Faith


In this thought-provoking article, Ayesha Nasir discusses the impact of various institutions which need to encourage the youth to be the leaders of the Ummah.

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[Winning Story] An Escapist’s Version of Reality


An inspiring story by Umm Essa which won the 3rd annual short story writing competition organized by Hiba Magazine

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36

Must-See in Madinah


If you wish to be dazzled by the history of Islam and live it, this is the place to be. Rana Rais Khan reviews the Madinah Museum.

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Handy Tips to Perform Umrah with Children


Want to perform Umrah as a family with small children? Sadaf A. Omar has some handy tips for you.

Men's Perspective


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The Best Husband; A Complete Believer


What does it mean to be the best husband? Ahmad Faraz Khan gives top tips to husbands for quality marital life.

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A Successful Life?


Does owning a gold-crafted cell phone mean you have a successful life? Leyla Natalia Bahadori takes an insightful look.

Solutions


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Inculcating the Akhirah Attitude in Children


How do we make our children strive towards a better hereafter? Mariam Saeed shares some important tips for Muslim parents.

26 lessons in love

A Stew of Assumptions


How often do we take things at face value and ignore the underlying causes of behaviour? Umm Salih shares the story of a girl and the stew of assumptions she brews about her mother-in-law?

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Ways to Perform Acts of Ibadah at Work


Saima Faisal shares top five tips for the working Muslimah.

Values


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Ramadan Crafts and Fun!


Ruhaifa Adil shares some creative craft ideas to keep your children occupied this Ramadan and teach them about this sacred month also.

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The Dream Dua Formula: Change the Way You Make Dua


Hira Mateen invites us to reflect on the way we make Dua to Allah and shares tips on enriching our supplications further.

Values


32 extra special

Malcom X Proceeds for Hajj


Raziuddin Syed shares an excerpt on Malcolm X's Hajj.

31 don't be sad

Don’t be Sad


Why should Muslims shun sadness and embrace happiness? Here is a brief but enlightening article encouraging you to always see the silver lining,

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13 crushing my spite

Crushing My Spite


An inspiring story of a girl who took professional help to curb her feelings of jealousy towards her colleague.

32 extra special

Of Celebrity Sheikhs and Fandoms


Alia Adil takes a thought provoking look at the way a good Islamic lecture takes a backseat over the appearance of the Shaykh delivering the lecture.

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Want the Help of Angels?


To believe in Allah (swt) is not enough. What is more important is to remain upon that belief until the last day, until you breathe your last, writes Brother Wael Ibrahim.

Past Issues


Ties with Non-Muslims


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Hypocrites Will Be Hit Hard!


Nayyara Rahman observes, as per Quran, hypocrites will be in the lowest pit of hell. How seriously do we take this admonition?

Musab ibn Umayr

The First Ambassador of the Prophet (sa)


Rym Aoudia tells us of a companion who sold the pleasures of the world, and bought what Allah had to offer.

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Learning Through Play!


Farah Najam gives some tips on children's toys, preschool selection and early learning ... a package to help you and your child at school or at home

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Perk up your Home


Noorjehan Arif gives tips on low budget makeovers for your home

Vol 1-Issue 2   Islamic Finance

Murabaha: An Islamic Sale


Sumaira Dada discusses how a Murabaha is conducted and objections that have been raised against it

Word Wise

"Word Wise"


Do you keep the promises you make to your children? Atefa Jamal presents convincing reasons, suggesting that you definitely should.

Pure

Allah (swt) Accepts Only Pure


Umm Saad states the connection between fulfilled prayers and righteous living

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Catching Kids Being Good


Farah Najam shares, "‘Catching being good’ is the easiest and the most effective management technique for teachers."

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Tie your Camel: Do Your Part


Affaf Jamal forewarns that sickness is no stranger to Hajj pilgrims. Therefore, it is best to prepare yourself beforehand.

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Travel Uzbekistan


Feel the magic of Uzbekistan with Farah Najam

Men's Perspective


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Basheer: A Friend’s Farewell


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

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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.

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Be Observant and Complimentary


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

Lifestyle


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Book Reviews (Family)


Laila Brence and Hafsa Ahsan review the latest must-haves on the reading list.

Jan 11 - The grass is not Greener anymore

The Grass is not Greener Anymore


Great thinkers and counsellors are helping America re-discover the family values and basic human goodness by teaching them what has been revealed to Muslims 1400 years ago, reminds Rana Rais Khan.

Jan 11 - Treating sore throat the Herbal way

Treating Sore Throat the Herbal Way


Amber Saleem presents some herbal and home remedies to treat sore throat.

Jan 11 - A unique service

A Unique Service


Ferya Ilyas interviews the Muslim prison chaplain, Farhana Seema Qureshy, who has the honour of helping inmates of English origin and some British Africans held in the HMP prison, UK, revert to Islam.

Jan 11 - Skin Allergies

Skin Allergies


Amber Saleem analyzes the causes and cures of skin allergies.

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.

Men's Perspective


Sham-e-Gul

Sham-e-Gul


An except from Suleman Ahmer's best-seller, “The Embattled Innocence."

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Pro-activity = A Peaceful Marriage


When in a potentially explosive situation, hit the "pause" button and reflect! Umm Isam reflects upon how this proactive behaviour positively affects family life.

Be Concerned About Others

Be Concerned About Others


Inspiring snippets from Dr. Al-Arifi's best-seller, Enjoy Your Life, published by Darussalam.

Lifestyle


Apr 11 - reviews

Book Reviews (Dajjal Issue)


Reviews of the latest must-reads on your book shelf,

Apr 11 - Concept of punishment

Concept of Punishment in Islam


This article has been compiled from a workshop titled “Concept of Punishment in Islam” conducted by Mr. Asim Ismail (asim_ismail@yahoo.com) at “Reflections” school.

Apr 11 - insomnia

Dealing with Insomnia


Do you lie awake at night? Amber Saleem has some handy tips to help you fall into a deep sleep.

Men's Perspective


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Kamila: She Dared Where Many Men Hesitated - Part 1


Excerpt from Suleman Ahmer's best-selling book "The Embattled Innocence".

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Fathering Results


Ruhaifa Samir questions some fathers on how their increased role and contribution in the family has affected their children, and also, what is the one thing they have done that has improved their relationship with their children and brought promising results.

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Changing One’s Personality


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

Men's Perspective


The City, the Girl and the Little Rag Doll

The City, the Girl and the Little Rag Doll


Excerpt from Suleman Ahmer's best-selling "The Embattled Innocence"

Islamic Etiquettes of Intimacy

Islamic Etiquettes of Intimacy


Excerpts from Muhammad Al-Jibaly's best-selling "Closer Than A Garment"

Choose the Right Topic

Choose the Right Topic


Inspiring snippets from Dr. Al-Arifi's best-seller, Enjoy Your Life.

Men's Perspective


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An Unlikely Letter from Kashmir


During one of his numerous travels to India, Igors, a European entrepreneur, visited Kashmir, where he accepted Islam. Following is the letter he wrote to his wife on the day of his conversion.

Men's Perspective


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So what’s your priority?


If family is what we can die for, why does it get subordinated to other values, work, friends or private hobbies? Why don’t we give our primary attention and focus to what matters most to us?

Men's Perspective


Kamila

Kamila: She Dared Where Many Men Hesitated (Part 3)


Excerpt from Suleman Ahmer's best-selling book "The Embattled Innocence".

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Walking the Talk


How important it is for parents to walk the talk? Shaykh Yasir Qadhi warns parents to refrain from talking the talk and instead, teach by example.

39

Deal with the Hearts


An excerpt from Dr. Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Al-Arifi's best-selling "Enjoy your Life" published by Darussalam.

Men's Perspective


Bashka Voda

Bashka Voda (Part 1)


In the first of this three-part series, Suleman Ahmer narrates how he visited the village of Bashka Voda and set up a class there so that the Bosnian refugees could learn more about their Deen.

Believing Wife

Characteristics of a Believing Wife


Are you planning to get married? Abu Abdullah outlines what one should look for in a prospective spouse.

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Reaping the Rewards of Ramadan


Abu Abdullah shares top five tips on reaping the most rewards from the blessed month of Ramadan.

Men's Perspective


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Bashka Voda - Part 2


In the second of this three-part series, Suleman Ahmer continues his narrative about the village of Bashka Voda, and the classes he conducted there with the Bosnian refugees in order to make them learn more about their Deen.

Strange Stranger

The Strange Stranger


"Although it was early September, it was a cold evening for London." Zia Paracha's short story, set in the backdrop of this cold London evening, invites the readers to analyze the importance of Salah in their lives.

Women in Your Life

The Women in Your Life


How do the men of the house strike a balance between the different women in their lives - their mother, their sisters, their wife and their daughters? Umm Zahrah has some handy tips.

Men's Perspective


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Bashka Voda (Final Part)


In the final part of this three-part series, Suleman Ahmer recalls the final, heart-wrenching, emotional class he conducted at Bashka Voda.

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When Stimulants Become Stressors…


After waking up in the morning, we try to freshen ourselves with a rejuvenating cup of tea or coffee and in some cases, light up a cigarette, too. Have we ever pondered over why we need such stimulants? Ariba Dara takes a look.

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Heart-to-Heart on the Highway


Every morning, you can see children gaping at the passing landscape, as they travel to school. Zahra Anjum presents some tips to transform this routine interval into a healthy and productive period.

Positive Parenting


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Chasing Away the Clutter: De-cluttering Toys


Tired of cleaning the messy room of your child? Read this informative article to know how to de-clutter the excessive toys in your child's room.

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A Clean Slate


Are you trying to make your child a practising Muslim? Read this thought-provoking article by Sister Maria Karim on how to inculcate Islamic beliefs in our children and how to raise them with proper Islamic mannerisms, a process that requires our own reformation first.

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Creating the "Write" Impression - On Boys


Boys are more difficult to teach than girls. Making them write can be a tiring task! Farah Najam discusses some handy ways to teach them writing.

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Parenting in Violent Times - Teach Your Kids the Lesson of Peace


How do we raise tolerant children with violence all around is the question in every parent's mind today. Rashid Khan proposes some ways on training kids to be peaceful individuals.

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Need for Meaningful Activities for Youth


Our youth is wrapped up in I-pads and I-phones. There is a dire need for them to engage in productive recreational activities. Sadia Ali points out some activities for the youth.

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Ask The Savvy Parent: Aggression in Toddlers


My 2.5-year-old son is unable to express himself. He hits continuously till others respond and others think he’s a bully. All I want is to help him but how? How to stop him and what should I do to help him express himself with words, not actions? The Savvy Parent replies.

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Ask The Savvy Parent


Are you a mother of kids under 10 years of age, facing such problems as fussy eating, aggression, adjustment with siblings, school-related issues and so on? Submit your question to The Savvy Parent using the form at this link - and get helpful, practical advice.

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Ask the Savvy Parent: Mealtimes are Wartimes


How do I get my 4-year-old son to not be such a picky eater, and also eat on his own without my husband or I having to feed him? The Savvy Parent responds with proactive tips.

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Ask The Savvy Parent: Overcoming Shyness


My son aged 5 years is very fussy with eating. Secondly, he is very, very shy and reluctant at school. Kindly suggest some ideas that can be helpful in resolving these issues peacefully. The Savvy Parent responds with practical tips.

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Ask the Savvy Parent: Kids Bored at Home


My kids complain that I am always asking them to study. They feel bored at home and with me. What should I do? The Savvy Parent gives some helpful tips.

Men's Perspective


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Reinforcing Spirituality in the Workplace


Mariam Saeed probes into the ideal virtues of a Muslim employer and employee, and realizes that relationships at the workplace can be very gratifying in terms of Ibadah. Find out how, in this enlightening article.

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The Four Orange Rinds


Zia Paracha presents an awe-inspiring short story that highlights the importance of gratitude to Allah (Shukr) and how He blesses us even more if we are thankful for His favours.

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Connecting with Children - Handy Tips for Dads


Abu Abdullah presents five handy tips for fathers that would, Insha'Allah, help them foster quality relationships with their children when they need them the most.

Men's Perspective


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Ethics of Auto Repair


Sheikh Saeed Alfandi Al-Chirkavi and Imam Kuramuhammad-haji Ramazanov, two great contemporary Muslim scholars, have extensively discussed in their writings the ethics of driving and auto repair.

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The Social Impact of Borrowed Living


Most of us are falling into the trap of living a lifestyle based on loans which is affecting us, our families, and our society in a negative manner. Let us study the impact of borrowed living and look at some ways to counter it.

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Time Management, the Sunnah Way


Brother Ahmed Faraz has transcribed some useful time management tips given by Shaykh Ismail Kamdar in a webinar organized by Islamic Online University

Men's Perspective


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O Ameer! Lead Your Family!


Allah (swt) says that men are the Qawwam of women. What does Qayyam mean, and what does it say about men's role as the Ameer of their families? Abu Abdullah takes a look.

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Five Moments to say ‘I Love You’ to Your Wife


What are the top five key moments in which a husband should express his unconditional love to his wife? Umm Amal takes a thought provoking look.

Men's Perspective


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Who is Truly Strong?


Who is the strong one today, according to the standards of society? Is it someone who has power, money, and beauty? Irada Mirzamagomedova takes an insightful look.

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Words of the Wise - Luqman’s Advice to His Son


Luqman, the wise, is known in history for his understanding, knowledge, and eloquence. For the benefit of parents today, Umm Amal takes an in-depth look at the invaluable advice he gave his son as described in Surah Luqman.

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A Chip off the Old Block


Parents generally assume that children will learn table manners by observation - but is this the correct notion? Umm Zahra takes a look at how the Prophet (sa) taught dining etiquette to his Companions.

Men's Perspective


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Boys Adrift


How do we react when our sons tell us they don't have fun at school? Is this a phase or a more serious issue with our educational system? Umm Abdullah reviews Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax.

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What Constitutes Manhood?


What constitutes a man? Is it the mustache or the beard? Majid ibn Abdur-Rahman takes a look at the REAL definition of manhood as applicable to the Muslim men today.

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A Heart-to-Heart with Shaykh Furqan Jabbar


Hiba Magazine's exclusive interview with Shaykh Furqan Jabbar, contributor to Mercy Mission Australia in the Guardians’ Quran project.

Men's Perspective


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How Much Do You Love Allah (swt)?


Out of your love for your families, are you forgetting that you need to love Allah (swt) first? Shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury shares an important reminder for all Muslim Ameers of the family.

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Real Parents, Real Heroes


Are you your child's hero? Shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury invites Muslim parents to reflect on their parenting and be true leaders and role models for their young ones.

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Grow in Iman at Work


Abu Abdullah outlines top five ways to stay connected with your faith at your workplace.

Lifestyle


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Build Your Memory, Enhance Your Capacity


In the light of scientific evidence about the human brain, Zawjah Ali gives tips on Quran memorization.

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Natural Cough Relievers


Naba Basar shares some handy home remedies for cough and sore throat.

Men's Perspective


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Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Religious Studies


Klaudia Khan shares top tips for Muslim parents on encouraging religious studies among their little ones.

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How Our Habits Construct Our Fate


Zulfia Hayrutdinova offers useful advice on inculcating good habits and making them part of our Islamic lifestyle.

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My Dad – My ATM


Fathers have become ATM machines for their children. The kids approach their dads when they are in need of finances or logistic support, writes Salman Asif Siddiqui (Director ERDC)

Men's Perspective


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Shaikh Hussain Yee’s Words of Wisdom


How does a Muslim fulfill his roles as a believer, a father, a husband, a teacher and a servant of the community? Rana Rais Khan shares words of wisdom from Shaikh Hussain Yee, adapted from a talk held at Fajr Academy.

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Weekends with Daddy


Umm Isam shares top five ways for daddies to spend quality time with their little ones.

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Yes to Honesty!


When selling an asset, how upfront are we about its faults? Do we cover up the shortcomings to obtain a higher price? An inspiring story invites us to reflect and adopt honesty in our dealings with others.

Men's Perspective


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It all Began as a Joke


What happens when you are trying to meet a deadline and your computer will not cooperate? Here is a light-hearted short story.

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Love and Marriage in Society Nowadays


Shaykh Yasir Qadhi answers some pertinent questions related to love and marriage in the Muslim society these days.

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Who is Caring for Your Child?


As a Muslim father, what steps are you taking to ensure that your children's mother is able to discharge her parenting duties with ease? Or do you keep her so occupied that the children are at other's mercy? Here is an eye-opening article.

Men's Perspective


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Football: Any Place in Islam?


Football is a popular sport even in the Muslim world. What etiquette can we derive from the Islamic teachings regarding football - as a player and as a fan? Hajji Murat Radjabov takes a detailed look.

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Do You Yell at your Wife?


Do you yell at your spouse for the slightest mistakes? Mufti Ismail Menk shares important reminders for the Muslim husbands on treating their wives well.

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Tips for Productive Mornings


Prophet Muhammad (sa) informed us that his Ummah is blessed in the early morning. If you are one of those who sleep in late, here are some tips to make productive use of morning time and gain Barakah in your tasks.

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[Free Webinar] Sunnah Living is Healthy Living


Hiba Magazine and Fasiha present another FREE webinar. Fill out the following form to register for the FREE webinar on Sunnah Living is Healthy Living to be conducted by Dr. Shagufta Feroz.

Decorating Without Doubt


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Tongue Terrors!


Do you love backbiting? Your love may turn into hate, after hearing what Atefa Jamal has to say

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Salman Al-Farsi


Mehreen Ganny introduces an outstanding Muslim scholar, who was the first person to translate the Quran into a foreign language (Persian) and who contributed immensely towards the development of a Muslim state

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Clean is Cool!


If you go long enough without a bath even the fleas will leave you alone, cautions Naba Basar.

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When The Better Half Returns Home - Part 1


Rana Rais Khan reveals that working smarter, and not harder, will work wonders for your marital life!

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Children Reaching Puberty


Islam has imparted clear guidelines on intimate matters. It is time for us to get rid of the cultural baggage that divests appropriate education to children, writes Rana Rais Khan

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Mudarabah: A Special Partnership


After introducing the Musharakah and Murabaha tools of Islamic finance, Sumaira Dada moves on to discuss the Mudarabah model of business.

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How to Think BIG!


A wise man will be master of his mind, a fool will be its slave, states Farah Najam.

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Aloe Vera (Ulwa:Sabir)


Dr. Sabheen Riaz Khan provides us with the benefits of aloe vera

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Iran: Beauty, Charm, and Splendour


Bushra Anwar gives us a glance into the charms and attractions of Iran

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Beautiful Names


Umm Saad lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr. "The most beautiful names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them." (Surah Al-Araf 7:180).

Lifestyle


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Hope after 9/11 - Book Reviews


Reviews of the latest must-reads!

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Arabic Calligraphy – Vehicle for the Word of God


Hina Jamal traces the origins and technicalities of calligraphy.

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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.

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.

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Sanctity of Life


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

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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.

Lifestyle


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Worthy Clicks for Parents


Hiba's pick of websites that should not be missed.

A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity


In today’s world, people who act upon the true teachings of Islam have become strangers and constitute a minority. But glad tidings to the few strangers for they are the beloved ones.

Fajr Academy – Creating Readers and Leaders!

Fajr Academy – Creating Readers and Leaders!


Fajr Academy is one of the rare schools that consider reading as top priority in their educational programme – for knowledge and for pleasure.

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Confronting Atheism with Evidence


Highlights from the workshop of Brother Adnan Rashid, a senior researcher at the “Hittin Institute”, U.K., who specializes in Islamic studies and comparative religion.

Lifestyle


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The “Fundamentals” of Entertainment - Book Reviews


Laila Brence reviews some must-reads for this quarter.

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Childhood Milestones: From a Teacher's Diary


Are we too quick to declare a child as dyslexic or having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Imrana Moiz reflects as a teacher.

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Little Deeds


Hiba Magazine profiles Little Deeds, a joint venture to alleviate poverty by empowering socially and economically poor Pakistani families through interest-free loans and educating them with Islamic and personal development skills.

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Cupping for Cure - Sunnah Treatment


Al-Hijamah, or cupping, is a wonderful therapy packed with enormous benefits of the Prophetic Sunnah and an excellent method for detoxifying the body of harmful substances.

Lifestyle


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Book Reviews (Youth Issue)


Review of the latest must-reads!

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Eid Treats


Jazz up your tea trolley this Eid with these easy-to-make treats!

Lifestyle


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Book Reviews (Women Power)


Laila Brence covers some must-reads related to women power!

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The Much-Dreaded Report Card


How do you react if your child gets an unsatisfactory result? Imrana Moiz has some handy tips to be implemented on the "result day".

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“Sina” – Empower with Honour


“Hiba” spoke to Mrs. Zartaj Subhani of “Sina – Health, Education and Welfare Trust”. Mrs. Subhani, along with her colleague, Ms. Iffat, is also running a project under the banner of Sina that empowers women patients who visit the medical facilities running under Sina.

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Organizing and De-cluttering Homes


Do you sometimes feel like there are houses within your humble abode? Umm Isam offers some practical suggestions to declutter and get organized.

Literary Lane


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Dhulan, Jora, Jewellery and... Niqab


Shireen Husain takes us to a wedding hall for a heart-warming experience.

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Sanjeeda


This short story was submitted as part of "She's an Inspiration" short-story-writing competition organized by Hiba Magazine, and was one of the finalists.

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A Firm Heart


The second finalist story of "She's an Inspiration" short story writing competition organized by Hiba Magazine. Huda Hasan presents a true story of a revert Muslimah.

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Umm Mihjan - A True Inspiration


How closely does a Hadeeth ever touch your heart? Atiya Ahsan mentions one Hadeeth that has given her faith and hope on a very personal level. And this Hadeeth details the story of Umm Mihjan.

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Give Like There is No Tomorrow


She sacrifices her comforts so that she can help someone get an education, assist an orphanage, get someone married or start a small business. And she encourages us to follow suit, writes Umm Yousuf about her mother, a true inspiration for her.

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The Adventurer (Part 1)


Suleman is tired from his daily office routine and looking for some major changes in his life. Will he succeed in finding the change he is searching for?

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The Adventurer (Part 2)


What advice will Moiz give to Suleman for lightening his heart? Read the second part of the story to discover the solution to Suleman's dilemma.

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Allah (swt) Makes a Way - A True Story


Dr. Hina Shaikh relates her true story about overcoming the odds and trusting Allah (swt) along the way - this story was one of the finalists in "A Life-Changing Experience" story-writing competition.

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He Cares! He Listens! (A True Story)


The knowledge that Almighty was always behind me, not only aware of my every need but also taking care of them, made me strong at heart because I knew then that I can overcome any obstacle in life with such a great backup, writes Umme Hamza.

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His Death; My Rebirth


" I wish I had hugged him and told him how much I loved him for Allah’s sake because that was to be my last moment with AbdulMujeeb AbdulRazaq," writes AbdulMujeeb Onawole, describing his friend's death as a Life-Changing Experience.

Lifestyle


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Fitrah - Revert Support Programme


Hiba Magazine covers Fitrah, a revert support programme, running under the banner of alwasila Trust. Find out more about the commendable work they are doing.

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Youth Club – Inspiring Positive Change


Raja Zia, Ameer of Youth Club, speaks to “Hiba” about this unique platform, enabling the youth to utilize their time, skills and energies in a positive direction.

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The Healing Power of Honey


Did you know honey has the power to cure (by Allah's permission) such ailments as burns, anemia and conjunctivitis? Find out more in our "home notes" segment.

Lifestyle


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Muslim Awareness Program (MAP)


In this Special Report segment, Hiba Magazine features Muslim Awareness Program, working from Karachi to spread the message of the Quran and Ahadeeth.

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The Divine Connection


Here is Hiba Magazine's exclusive transcription of Shaykh Yaser Birjas' lectureshop on "The Divine Connection" organized by Live Deen and held in Karachi. The lectureshop covered the importance of Salah and ways to maintain Khushoo in it.

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Ramadan and Eid Treats


Jazz up your tea table with these yummy delicacies. Recipes by Zeenat Iqbal Hakimjee

Lifestyle


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HajjBound: Your Hajj information portal


HajjBound is a public service website that lists Hajj and Umrah packages offered by operators from across the globe in one place. The aim is to provide an easy-to-use interface for prospective pilgrims to plan their Hajj and Umrah, Insha’Allah.

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Happily Ever After – The Life that Everyone Wants


Everyone wants to live happily ever after; however, not everyone can. For the young, the phrase ‘happily ever after’ usually translates into getting married. Shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury takes a look at the true happily ever after.

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Sleeping Habits of the Prophet (sa) - In the Light of Surah Al-Mulk


Ever wondered why the Prophet (sa) instructed us to recite Surah Al-Mulk every night? Zaimal Nisar takes an indepth look at the many lessons in this Surah that we are invited to reflect upon, as we recite it daily.

Lifestyle


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Sina – Health, Education and Welfare Trust


Hiba got in touch with Sina, a team of committed, educated and privileged experts who have chosen to reach out to the slums of Karachi to offer relief.

Simple Living

How to Achieve Simple Living


Being a minimalist in today's world where consumerism is rampant is no easy task - but it doable, with a little effort. Karrie Bhurgari presents handy tips for simple living.

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Class of Today - Parliament of Tomorrow


It is believed that schools and classrooms are places where our children learn all their subject related skills. However, educationists now see that the role of a school extends beyond just scholastic development, writes Imrana Moiz.

Lifestyle


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Ihsaas Trust - Working Towards Financial Empowerment


“Hiba” spoke to “Ihsaas Trust” – an organization that strives to financially empower the underprivileged by guiding them towards self-sufficiency.

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“Your Body Has A Right Over You...”


We already know that everything bestowed upon us is a favour of Allah (swt), and we, as trustees, will be held accountable for it. That’s the reason why we have to give the body its due rights. How can we carry out this duty? Mariam Zahid takes a look.

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Natural Treatment for Hairfall


Sadia Behzad presents some handy tips and recipes for hair masks that one can use to prevent hair fall and ensure healthy hair.

Lifestyle


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Our Deen is Green Part 2: Green Shopping


When it comes to eco-friendly Muslim shopping, less is more. The fewer unnecessary items we buy, the less resources we waste, and the more we act to save the environment and follow the path of our Prophet (sa), writes Klaudia Khan.

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Live Healthy, Fast Healthy


Here are a selection of healthy Suhoor and Iftar menu options to ensure that you remain healthy throughout the month of Ramadan.

Lifestyle


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My Deen is Green – Final Part


Living green is part of our Deen. Klaudia Khan presents a few tips on how to make your lifestyle more eco-friendly.

Lifestyle


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Healthy Grocery Shopping – The Key to Healthy Living


The grocery store is an adult’s entertainment resort, similar to what Disneyland is for a child. You have before you a warehouse full of food, a big trolley, and plastic money to swipe. How can you ensure that you buy only what is healthy? Uzma Awan shares some handy tips.

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Lunch Box Ideas for Busy Moms


Do your children seem disinterested in their lunch box menus? How can you make their lunch box meals healthy without resorting to chicken nuggets and chocolate muffins daily? Anoshia Riaz presents some lunch box ideas for moms.

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Save Your Sanity This Summer


Do you hear children moaning and groaning about how bored they are during the summer vacations? Ruhaifa Adil presents fifty handy and fun activities that will keep them occupied.

Lifestyle


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Handy Kitchen Remedies


Find out some of the top remedies for common ailments that are right in your kitchen.

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An Interview with the Ameer of NAK Collection.com


NAKCollection.com comprises a group of volunteers who are collecting Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan’s lectures on one website solely for the purpose of pleasing Allah (swt). Hiba got in touch with their Ameer to learn more about them and their work.

Lifestyle


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Where is Usama (rtam)?


Given today’s wondrous technology, opportunities, exposure to the world, and efforts in education, why don’t we see any Usama bin Zaid (rtam) amongst us, asks Rana Rais Khan.

Lifestyle


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Islamic Online University


Mariam Zahid takes an indepth look at the working, aims, and vision of Islamic Online University, founded by Dr. Bilal Philips.

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[Recipe] Nan Paratha


Culinary expert Naheed Ansari shares a delicious recipe

Lifestyle


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Home Remedies for Heatstroke


Want to find out some home remedies to beat heatstroke this summer? Here are some tips.

Formula for Peace


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"Sorry" Made Easy


Let's accept remorse kindly, suggests Uzma Rizvi.

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Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed


Roomana Rais Khan familiarizes us with ‘the sword of Allah (swt)’ on earth.

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Manners of Reading the Quran


Affaf Jamal lists valuable guidelines for making the most of your Quran reading experience.

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From the diary of the young


Mahwash Ajaz's diary entry draws laughs and tears.

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When the Better Half Returns Home (Part 2)


How can men contribute towards building a stress free and blissful ambiance, when they return home to their better halves? Rana Rais Khan offers some advice...

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Physically Fit Kids


Affaf Jamal offers a selection of advice for building up your child's physical fitness.

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Ijarah - Islamic Leasing


Ayesha Ashraf Jangda introduces the concept of Ijarah and describes its rules and regulations.

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Conflict Resolution in Schools


Farah Najam enumerates strategies experts suggest for aiding our youth in effective conflict resolving.

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Say ‘Yes!’ to Yoghurt


Naba Basar explains why this milk product should be a part of everyone's diet.

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Travel Brunei


Farah Najam takes us on a journey through the Abode of Peace.

Fasiha - Enduring Islamic Values


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Parental Pressure – Tips for Teenaged Girls


Teenagehood is mostly about life choices - and parental pressure kicks in too soon. Fasiha presents some handy tips for girls on how to tackle parental pressures regarding marriage, education and work in an effective manner.

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Parental Pressure – Tips for Teenaged Boys


Do you feel you are being pressured by your parents? Fasiha brings forth some simple yet effective ways of dealing with parental pressure for teen aged boys.

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"Why Do I Exist?" A Webinar on Self-Discovery


What's your path to self-discovery? Do you wonder WHY you were created? Do you want Jannah & not sure how to get there? Hiba Magazine and Fasiha present: "Why Do I Exist?" A FREE Webinar on Self-Discovery. Register for FREE at this link.

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Dear Haadia


Problems do not come without solutions. Haadia replies to a query about drawing Allah's creation.

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Khubaib Ibn Adiy (rta)


Uzma Rizvi recounts the inspiring story of a companion

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The Battle of Moms


Tasneem Vali invites us to analyze the pros and cons of ‘working moms’ and ‘stay-at-home moms’

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Boys and Girls as Different Learners


Rana Rais Khan presents the core differences, as identified by researchers, between male and female learners at the elementary level and explains how these differences drive them to certain behavioural and career choices.

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Breastfeeding


Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist) addresses every nursing mother's worries

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Takaful: Islamic Insurance


Islamic insurance is a misunderstood term. Some deny its existence altogether. Sumaira Dada discusses the Islamic mode of insurance, Takaful

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Studying Effectively

Studying Effectively


Practical advice from Hafsa Ahsan for making the most of your study time and avoiding the pre-exam panic

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Common Respiratory Ailments

Common Respiratory Ailments in Children


Valuable advice from Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist) regarding childcare

Vol 2 -Issue 3 Egypt

Travel Egypt


Farah Najam introduces the popular tourist attractions of the ancient Egypt - ‘the gift of the Nile'

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Beautiful Names


Umm Saad lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr. "The most beautiful names belong to Allah (swt), so call on Him by them." (Al-Araf 7:180)

Infographs


Vol 5 - Issue 2 Marriage a spiritual boon

[Infograph] 7 Habits of Highly Effective Muslim Husbands


Here is an amazing infograph on the seven habits of highly effective Muslim husbands - brought to you courtesy Islamographic.com

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[Infograph] Fiqh of Marriage


Based on the course A-Z of Love and Mercy of Al-Kauthar Institute, Alia Nadhirah (Malaysia) at Islamographic.com has designed the following informative infograph.

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[Infograph] 7 Things Your Muslim Wife Won't Tell You


Starting with "Above all, she wants your love" here is an amazing and informative infograph based on the article "7 Things Your Muslim Wife Won't Tell You" written by Wajih Ahmed for DailyReminders.com.

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[Infograph] Surah Al-Fatiha - A Dialogue with Allah (swt)


Do you know the dialogue with Allah in which you engage every time you recite Surah Al-Fatiha, whether in your Salah or at any other time? Islamographic presents an amazing infograph on the Hadeeth that explains it in detail - we present it here with their permission.

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[Infograph] Jannah-Focused Muslims


Here is a concise infograph detailing the characteristics of Jannah-focused and legacy driven Muslims. Image is courtesy Islamographic.com and here, it is posted with their consent. Do share with others, also!

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[Infograph] How to Overcome Hardship


In this life, true believers will always face tests of faith, of loss of wealth, of distressing situations and many others. What are the Sunnah ways of dealing with these hardships? Productive Muslim and Islamographic bring to you an informative infograph on the subject.

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[Infograph] Finding Happiness - According to Quran and Sunnah


What are some of the ways of attaining happiness, according to the Quran and the Sunnah? Farah Arshad at IslamoGraphic.com presents an enlightening infograph.

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[Infograph] Tips on Raising Tomorrow's Leaders


As parents, how can we ensure that our young ones are raised with the best Deen-inclined attributes that enables them to lead the Ummah tomorrow? Aneesah Satriya at Islamographic.com presents some handy tips in the form of an infograph.

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[Infograph] Ways to Gain Tranquility in Salah


This enlightening infograph highlights some important and practical ways for one to gain tranquility in Salah. It has been designed by CanvasDawah.com for Islamographic.com and is posted here with their permission.

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[Multimedia] Ten Steps to Fuel your Faith


Hiba Magazine presents a short multimedia presentation on ten different ways to fuel your faith and give your Eeman a boost.

Wasted Blesings


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Dear Haadia


I don't want to cover my head. What do I do?

Hidden Voices

Hidden Voices


In memory of the earthquake victims

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Scaling the Mountains

Scaling the Mountains


The youth report about the 8th October 2005 earthquake

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Its Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day!


Sana Zahid and Umm Isam uncover the truth behind the chocolate-heart-flavoured Valentine's Day.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Preventing Wastage at Home

Preventing Wastage at Home


Sahar Khan lists easy-to-follow tips to prevent wastage at home.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Glory for the Green thumb

Glory for the Green Thumb!


One of our readers advises us to get our hands dirty and reap rewards in this world and the Hereafter

Vol 2 -Issue 4 How to Raise a reader

How to Raise a Reader


Kids can be nurtured as good readers, explains Affaf Jamal.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Poison-Proofing

Poison-proofing Your Home


Dr. Naseeruddin Mahmood (consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist) suggests ways to poison-proof your home and maintain a medicine cupboard for daily care as well as emergencies.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Sukuk

Sukuk


Ayesha Ashraf Jangda explains the idea of Islamic Sukuk, an Islamic mode of debt financing.

Vol 2 -Issue 4 Discipline-Noise control

Discipline - Noise Control


Farah Najam gives us some ideas on how to create a disciplined class atmosphere that nurtures effective teaching.

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Allah (swt) cares...


This week's video highlights the beautiful way Allah (swt) cares for His creation!

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Documentary: Koran by Heart


110 kids from the Islamic world are chosen and arrive in Cairo for the world's oldest Koran reciting contest

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MuslimVideo.com


Hiba Magazine would like to introduce to our readers MuslimVideo.com (http://www.muslimvideo.com/) website.

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Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts


In a culture where being outgoing is prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world and should be encouraged and celebrated.

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What to do about the Prophet's (sa) birthday?


Shaykh Yasir Qadhi gives the answer to the question, whether celebrating the Prophet's (sa) birthday is allowed or not.

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Are you a "Desi Husband"?


Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan presents a practical strategy for husbands to do effective, subtle Dawah to their family members.

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Valentine's Day: Facts not Fiction


In this enlightening episode of "The Deen Show", Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, author of "Holiday Myths" outlines the origins of Valentine's Day.

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Would you come crawling?


A powerful reminder by Sheikh Omar El Banna about a duty that is neglected by a majority of Muslims but which holds extraordinary rewards.

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TED Talk: Dying in the 21st Century


Over the past 35 years Peter Saul has been intimately involved in the "dying process" for over 4,000 patients. He is passionate about improving the ways we die.

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Dr. Zakir Naik: Modesty of Women in Islam


Dr. Zakir Naik beautifully summarizes in a nutshell the directions Islam gives to women regarding modest attire.

Elderly Parents - Handle with Care


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Dear Haadia


What is the place of music in Islam?

Analogies

Interesting Analogies


Kiran Ansari shows a fresh, easy way to comprehend core Islamic ideas

Vol 3-Issue 1 Abul-Aas Ibnur- Rabi

Abul-Aas Ibnur-Rabi (rta)


Naba Basar introduces us to the life of Prophet's (sa) son-in-law

Vol 3-Issue 1 Mother

Mother - Our Door to Paradise


Mother – Our door to Paradise - written by Umm Isam and Muhammad Al Shareef