Tag Archive | Islam

Be a Very Good Muslim to Your Children by: Grandma Jeddah

Narrated Abu Musa “Some people asked Allah’s Apostle, “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (who is a very good Muslim?”He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands. (Bukhari) As mothers, we are over our children. We are responsible for raising them. And they are obligated to obey us, unless we […]

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Book Review: Love in a Headscarf by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

Book Review: Love in a Headscarf by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

A brilliant read!  It went beyond my expectations. I was hooked from the moment I read the first few pages. It offered more than just the Author’s journey to find love – her ‘Prince Charming.’ So many layers – love, history, Islam, culture. I was never bored. Love in a headscarf is a memoir about the Author’s journey […]

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Book Review: Love, Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi

Book Review: Love, Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi

When I first came across this book, I felt a bit uneasy and I had a few concerns about its anthology because I think it’s good that many of us, myself included, are trying to defy and challenge stereotypes of Muslim women, but I wonder if  books of this nature are needed to accomplish this? […]

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Fall/Winter Trends: Peplum, Leather, and Gold…Oh My!

Fall/Winter Trends: Peplum, Leather, and Gold…Oh My!

The smell of new leather fills the air with a tart unmistakable aroma. Knee and Anklet booties click clack across the tiled mall floors alongside the quiet shuffle of a preteen’s favorite pair of sheep skin shoes. Fall has definitely arrived and on its coattails comes a bevy of warm hues, trenches, and the latest […]

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Shhh…Its time for a lullaby by ”Smart Muslim Kids”

Hush Little Baby don’t say a word Allah is gonna give you a good night’s sleep Close your eyes and go to sleep Allah is gonna show you a cute little dream In that dream you’ll walk in a garden And angels will offer you your favorite flowers If the petals of the flowers starts […]

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The more we pray together by ”Smart Muslim Kids”

The more we pray together Together Together The more we pray together The happier we’ll be Cause I pray for your good And you pray for my good The more we pray together The happier we’ll be The more we trust in Allah In Allah In Allah The more we trust in Allah The braver […]

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In Defence of the Non-Hijabi and Ex-Hijabi …

The Hijab The term hijab is the Arabic word which simply means to cover, veil or to shield. The term is derived from the Arabic root word hajaba, which means to hide from view or to conceal. Many people, including Muslims, use the term hijab to refer to the headscarf (kheemar), which Muslim women wear. However, […]

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