Enough is Enough

I don't even know where to begin this post because I'm angry (correction disappointed). We all know the current situation in Palestine, children dying, men being arrested for no crime and human right violations that are too graphic, detailed and too many to count. Ever since I was born Muslims were suffering everywhere in the world Palestine to Somalia, Bosnia to India. we became numb and so accustomed to hearing tragic stories of how a house was bombed, how a baby was shot or how a small….

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I am her guiding light. My perspective of a mother in Islam

As a Mothers I believe I play a critical role in my home, as I am  the primary teacher of my child in Islamic culture. My main responsibility is to raise my child as responsible and upright as a Muslim, by moulding her young mind with the teachings of Islam and the doctrines of Allah.

 As a mother I should demonstrate proper habits and behaviours that will serve as a proud example for my child to follow. This includes having good manners, respecting elders, keeping promises, showing compassion and care to everyone, establishing and….

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Ramadan struggles

Assalamu alykum beautiful souls,

Ramadan is here Alhamdulillah, I know all of us are excited that we made it through another year with Allah's grace. what I'm about to talk to you about today is Ramadan fever which I usually have and some of you might also be struggling with it (and what is sisterhood for than to share our experiences together). The first few days of Ramadan I go all out because I missed Ramadan and fasting so much so I would try my very best to read as much as

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Marriage - Getting Married at a Young Age

People tend to believe in this modern generation that all we need, is money and status to lead a happy life. Thus, if you have not reached a certain age or even a certain amount in your bank account, you, unfortunately, are not ready for marriage. I personally have to disagree to this view.

hy do people of now have to say that getting married at a young age would burden a person's self in providing a living for the family? Why do parents of now have to disagree on their children getting married at an early age, when it reduces their worries of their….

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Value of the Hijab by Faida Chikwatu

Asalam Alaikum,

Today’s young Muslim girls are more comfortable in taking a big step by making a Hijab part of their lives.  By wearing it full time, they somehow demonstrate the love for the Islamic culture, hence the Deen.

 Yes in this case it is a big step for most of these girls and the society at large. The wearing of Hijab not only symbolizes beauty of the Islamic garb, it also has the effect on the young ladies to clean up on their acts into being decent Muslim girls.

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Positive mind. Positive vibe. Positive life. - by Kseniya Leonova

Everyone is in search of happiness; we all crave that freedom to be able to live a simple, carefree and happy life. I have never heard anyone say that they didn’t want to be happy.

But even though we reach out our hands towards happiness, it tends to slip through our fingers. And when we finally manage to get hold of it, sadly it seems to quickly pass us by.

I am always in search of inspiration, and I love reading thought-provoking quotes. Sometimes they help me in my life, and sometimes they might not. But even so, sharing something small with someone else might just make all the difference in their world.

And so, I thought I might share something with you today.

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Motherhood - by Nuramima

All of us grow up and fall in love and then the next logical thing will be to get married.

And Allah has made for you your mates of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best." [Noble Quran 16:72]

When all the stressful preparation and fanciful wedding is over, we lay in bed and plan out what is next for the marriage. When I got married at the age of 28, I was still skeptical about building a family right away. Of course I love my husband and would like to spend the rest of my life with him. Having a family of our own was indeed in our cards but just like the wedding, we wanted iit (having children) to be perfect.

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How to make new friends - By Haneefah

At one point in our lives, maybe some more for some, we've seen ourselves thrust into a new environment or situation. It might be a new school, neighbourhood or workplace. And usually, it is important we make friends and interact in the new environment.

The blessings and advantages of good and righteous company isn't something to be taken lightly and it has its own immense benefits. 

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How to donate to charity without spending more than a dime - By Haneefah

The Prophet S.A.W always encouraged us to give back to the less fortunate.

Sometimes it may seem we are a little bit in the red and we would want to donate to the poor! Sand you just might have enough for you, even giving a little can seem a stretch and you are willing to give back out of it or find another way to do your part towards a charity.

Here are a few ways to make your contributions without breaking the bank.

1.     Smile!

The prophet S.A.W said, “Smiling in the face of your brother is charity...” []

 

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Reliance on the Higher Being: Surat Maryam as case study. - by Haneefah

I’m an avid reader, I read everything, I enjoy classic novels, fantasies and things on wrappers of food or sweets when I’m super bored. Magazines are my bane! And I’d rather read a book than watch its movie. Ha-ha!

When I feel like touching up my relationship with Allah S.W.T, the Qur’an is something I pick up just to kickback and reflect on its words. Read the stories there in, his promises to us, the Ummah, Ma sha Allah. In one of my sessions, I came about Surat Maryam, Chapter 19. 

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Dealing with difficult life changes? - Kseniya Leonova

As I sit here planning on how to begin my first blog for Hijabvisers; I find myself thinking about my own life and where I am at right now. Currently, I feel like I have been stuck with my life for some time, and for some reason it has become so hard to pull myself out of this hole I’m in. Looking back at my past, I notice there has been a recurring pattern, one of heartache and difficult life changes. It seems that the good times in my life have never stayed with me for long, and I would often soon find myself seeking shelter from the storm that would quickly disrupt my life and turn my world upside down.

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The Value of Education - Ayesha Hakim Rahman

“Seeking knowledge is a duty of every Muslim, man or woman”. (Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 218)

Assalamu alaikum sisters,

This is the first of a series of blogs I will be writing for Hijabvisers, aiming to inspire Muslimahs across the world in reaching their full potential. I wanted to start by wishing everyone a happy International Women’s Day (8 March)! I sincerely hope you find these blogs encouraging in helping to bring out the best in each and every one of you. 

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Muslims & Islam : A Caribbean Perspective - Naballah Chi

Travel agents like to promote the Caribbean as a tropical, ideal vacation spot throbbing with calypso, carnival and steel bands but the Caribbean is also the focus of Muslim life. Home to over 500,000 Muslims, Islam has been a part of the Caribbean for quite a long time. Groundbreaking research, out of the surprisingly full records of slavery, shows that Muslims constituted a significant slice of the African populations that the European nations plucked out of Africa and transported to the Americas as part of the European slave trade. The legacy of the Muslim slaves is somewhat controversial but regardless, it is the descendents of the contract workers from India who contribute to the bulk of the Muslim presence in the Caribbean today.  

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Hijab Fashion: Modernizing Modesty and Morphing Mainstream Beauty Standards - By Naballah Chi

Hijab. A tool of empowerment. Fashion. A form of self-expression. As an ensemble they both provide a refreshing contemporary feeling of elegance and vitality, producing a growing number of Muslim women who are blending fashion with their Islamic faiths. Current Hijab fashion trends, attempt to renovate a form of modest dress once defined by traditional views. These trends depict personalities in seeking self-expression while drawing inspiration from catwalks, fashion magazines, and the streets. Hijab fashion can be described by the different styles in which the Hijab is worn. Hijab fashion sprang to prominence in the early 2000s but has become much more prevalent today with young women producing weekly Hijab tutorials, monthly workshops on Hijab, seasonal fashion shows and a multitude of other exciting endeavours. What makes Hijab fashion such a prominent movement is the pulsating use of colours, striking accessories, ravishing prints and of course the artistic ability of draping the Hijabs themselves. It’s often quite invigorating to observe the sundry of personalities behind the Hijab styles, as they add a touch of veracity to the entire experience.

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Hijab, a personal journey - By Sharifa

The topic of hijab has been in the media since Muslim women became an object of interest internationally for numerous reasons (not relevant to this blog). It is often a heated debate that can occasionally become a personal attack on a woman. For the Western world the concept of ‘hijab’ is bizarre and this is mainly due to a lack of education regarding Muslims. Many in the Western world feel hijab is used as a measure of controlling and oppressing a woman. Disclaimer: This blog is not aimed at defending the existence of hijab nor is it here to explain the religious meaning. I am not a scholar of Islam or any religion however as a Masters graduate who combined theology with Ethics I feel I can speak of my personal experiences regarding something quite personal.

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