Articles by Madiyah Rana

Madiyah Rana

Madiyah Rana is the author of 'Be you, Be Beautiful, a book written in her teens for other teen Muslimahs who may be struggling with the challenges of being a young Muslim woman paticularly in the west. Aside from editing and blogging, Madiyah is a visionary mother, devoted wife, avid reader and part-time student. You can find more of her work at: www.medium.com/madiyah-rana


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The Women of Sirin Household

One of the greatest scholars from amongst the taabi’een was a man by the name of Muhammad Ibn Sirin. He was famous for dream interpretation where he combined his wisdom, experience and knowledge to become a teacher and an asset to his community, the same way Yusuf عليه السلام was to his people when he was…

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A Mother’s Ramadan

4 days of Ramadan had passed and I hadn’t fasted a single fast yet. And I had intended to fast this year eagerly awaiting its arrival. And I did try. I woke up, ate suhoor, prayed Fajr slept, woke up in the morning and that’s when the nausea began. I kept running upstairs to the…

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Umm Musa – Faith VS The Nile

When we think of Muslim Heroines, we may instantly think of the Mothers of Believers or the Female Companions رضي الله عنهم around the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم. Rarely do we explore or reflect on the lives of the women who were around at the time of the previous Prophets, such as Bilqis – the…

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Ramadan: Fast or Feast?

3 Ways to Reduce time in the Kitchen and at Socials!   The world has just welcomed our blessed guest, Ramadan. This month, full of blessings and wonders, comes and goes in a flash. Since there is such little time for which the month of fasting dawns upon us, let’s see about how this month…

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Rufaidha’s Tent

So many carry this belief that if one is practicing Islam, then they must only focus on learning about aspects concerning the religion and noting else. They have a notion that we must detach from the dunya by abstaining from seeking worldly knowledge. Many stop women from learning  and seeking knowledge citing religion but instead…

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Warm Whispers Of Istighfaar

I am in love with Istighfaar. Every time I hear this term, torrents of words instantly flow in my mind: Forgiveness, Comfort, Opening, Hope, Broken, Needy, Du’aa, Abundance! These words, then, help me to reflect deeply upon the beauty of istighfaar and on its constant companionship during the highs and lows of life. Thus, I…

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