Ramadan Challenge: The Dip!

By Nasser Ijaz Moghal Contrary to popular belief this article is not about a new Ramadan chip-dip recipe. What I’m about to uncover is the basis of success for the entire Muslim Ummah! Iman (faith) is not stagnant. Faith increases and decreases during certain times, conditions and as a result of certain actions. As Allah... Continue Reading →

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Ramadan Challenge: The Art of Eating!

By Aleena Masood As we all know, Ramadan is a month of blessings and is a good time to get rid of bad habits like lying, backbiting etc. However, most of us don't realise that it is also the perfect opportunity to fix our eating habits and dietary patterns. Eating a diet containing nutrient rich... Continue Reading →

Of Iftaar Parties & Reunions

By Niqabi Swag Girl I checked my blinking phone to see whose text message it is: “Reunion of Class of 2013 of ABC department of XYZ University at ChinaTown this Sunday…” Boy! They did it again! Oh yes, come Ramadan and there’s a deluge of invitations of iftaar parties and reunions and meet-those-friends-that-you-did-not-meet-the-whole-year-so-you-can-have-some-juicy-gossip-that-will-last-a-year. And why... Continue Reading →

The No-Food Days

 By Niqabi Swag Girl  The first day of Ramadan is always a whole new experience. You wake up in the morning and are about to tramp towards the kitchen when you realize it's no-breakfast day. Oops! "Better get to work as there is nothing else to do", you say to yourself. You start working and... Continue Reading →

Chapter 28: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Let the "Haraam" game begin O Prophet, why do you ban (on your self) something that Allah has made lawful for you, seeking to please your wives? And Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. (66:1) Though the story behind this verse is different, the gist is the same-- declaring something haraam upon yourself when it might not be.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 6: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: It's Ramadan- Think Pakoras There is something ostensibly odd about this verse: "The Messiah, son of Mary, was no other than a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) had passed away before him. And his mother was a saintly woman. And they both used to eat (earthly) food. See how We make the revelations clear... Continue Reading →

To starve or not to starve- Ramadan 2014!

By Umme Aisha It’s almost Ramadan! Just a few hours to go, inshaAllah. This is the one time of the year where most Muslims readily sacrifice both food and the immediate gratification of their desires. It’s a month that when it leaves, it leaves us feeling sad and gloomy. Despite it being the favorite month... Continue Reading →

12 Reasons I’m Excited About Ramadan

By Umm Ibrahim          1- The Honourable Mention Ramadan is the only month mentioned in the Quran by its name. Reading through this verse at any time of the year brings to me a rush of beautiful memories, as well as anticipation for the next Ramadan. “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down... Continue Reading →

Top 7 things I like about Pakistani Weddings

By Umm Ibrahim Here are the top 7 reasons that make me smile at the start of the wedding season.  These are the things that make attending a wedding worthwhile.  Yes, they actually make all the preparation and dressing up in chiffon and georgettes (in chilly December nights) and the travelling worth it. 1- Nikah... Continue Reading →

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