Cover Story


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

Elderly Parents

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.

Recipe for Success

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.

Beautiful Weaves

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.

conflict

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.

Knowledge


Arafah

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.

Surah Al-Hujurat in Our Lives

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.

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

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.

Men's Perspective


Bashka Voda 2

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.

Lifestyle


hajjbound

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.

Happily Ever After

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.

Sleeping Habits

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.