Muslimah Voices

Book Review: The Beauty of Covering Up by Noorshin NG Abdullah

Book Review: The Beauty of Covering Up by Noorshin NG Abdullah

The Beauty of Covering up is the Author’s humble attempt to create more awareness of the importance  and virtues of observing hijab, not only the physical hijab, but also observing hijab in the way we think and act as Muslims and as human beings i.e. we must inculcate good manners and character; and have good thoughts which […]

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Book Review: Ramadan by Farah Kinani

Book Review: Ramadan by Farah Kinani

Leila, the daughter of one of Kinani’s friends, was the inspiration for this book. Leila told Kinani what happened one day at School when she told her friends she would not be joining them for lunch. Her friends who at the time did not know nor understand anything about Ramadan,the Muslim holy month of fasting, encouraged […]

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Book Review: The Rice Bag Hammock (The Aja Series) by Shaeeza Haniff

Book Review: The Rice Bag Hammock (The Aja Series) by Shaeeza Haniff

A delightful read! Written primarily for children of any age group, culture or religion, this book is filled with rich and detailed illustrations depicting the Guyanese countryside; and the story is told in a simple lyrical or rhythmic voice, making it a light, quick and easy read. The story traces the journey and transformation of an […]

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Full list of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women

Full list of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women

The Full list of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women is now available.  

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Book Signing, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 2013 – The Beauty of Covering Up by Noorshin NG Abdullah

Book Signing, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 2013 – The Beauty of Covering Up by Noorshin NG Abdullah

I recently met up with Malaysian Author, Noorshin NG Abdullah in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while on vacation for a signed copy of her book ‘The Beauty of Covering Up.’ In the Prologue of the book she says, “this book is a humble means of sharing my thoughts and ideas on the beauty of Muslimah covering ourselves […]

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Infant Mortality and Breastfeeding Stereotypes Among African American Women

Whist doing online research for this article, I was struck and troubled by the statistics I read about the infant mortality rate of black babies and the poor birth outcomes within black communities in America – infant and maternal deaths, low birth weight and pre-term birth rates. There seems to be a general unspoken understanding […]

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Flexi-schooling and the Law

So I’ve been thinking recently of home-schooling my son, but I’m not sure which approach I should take or what’s involved in home -schooling – the pros and cons to really make an informed decision before deciding whether home-schooling is right for my family and my son. During my research  I came across the term flexi-schooling. I never heard […]

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