Ramadan Confession #2: I have this type of Ramadan guilt every year

By Fatima Asad Many things change in your life when you become a mother.  (Wait! This is not just another mama post; I need to tell you when I truly felt this guilt for the first time.)  In fact, you meet another person in the mirror when you are blessed with motherhood.  It was the first Ramadan after... Continue Reading →

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My Son, You Taught Me…

By Umm Ibrahim  My Dear Son, It has been a year since you entered into our world. When I saw you, I felt my heart would burst with love and happiness, although my body was broken and aching. What a roller coaster of a year it has been since then. It was tough but totally... Continue Reading →

Is it time to marry?

By Zaki Imtiaz Today at lunch time, I had a small discussion with two of my friends.  We were looking for an answer to the question, "What is the right age to get married?" We concluded that it actually depends on some factors.  The right time is when a combination of some qualities and some... Continue Reading →

Caught between the Mother and the Wife

  By Zaki Imtiaz  The best thing about getting married is partnership, isn't it? Ask those who are happily married. A marriage may survive without money, but can't survive without the mutual partnership. Newly married couples enjoy their lives in the most halal way. Allah has described them as Libas (garments) of each other, covering... Continue Reading →

So you think Islamic weddings are boring?!

Amazing ideas brought to you by the Youth Club Street Dawah Team There is an outdated cliche with regards to practicing God fearing brothers and sisters that because they are so 'boring', then obviously their weddings will be drab too! People would complain: Where is the pumping loud Bhangra music?! Bhangra and Dhol apparently being... Continue Reading →

Of Big Weddings And Small People

“There are two types of gatherings: one that is surrounded by angels and one that is not.” - From Half:Past:Midnight- What I’ve learnt so far, Saadia Humayun And that about sums it up when we come to weddings as we know them.  Ladies – near or far, close to you or not so much, related... Continue Reading →

Looking for A Spouse: Great Expectations

By Fareed Ahmed Marriage-related statuses, comments and articles usually get the maximum number of likes on social networking sites.  It seems that everyone has something to say.  People often vent their frustrations and share their experience and observations about this universal topic. Indeed, marriage is a very vast and crucial subject; books have been written... Continue Reading →

Thou Shalt Lower Thy Gaze!

Lowering the gaze- yes, that is actually one of the forgotten commandments. "You mean blue eyes! Woww." She stared dreamily into space. "I just can't control myself when I look at him..." she swooned, gazing at the actor's image on the novel's cover page. "That brother and his beard was so awesome! Ah! He was... "... Continue Reading →

You’re dying to marry, but are you ready to marry?

By Zaki Imtiaz Do you know what is the most discussed matter among the Muslim youth these days?  At least, among those whom I know.  Yeah, you guessed it right: Marriage.  You say the word and you see these Colgate smiles on their faces.  Everybody wants to get married, don't they? Indeed, Nikah is an... Continue Reading →

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