Articles by Nabiha Khan

Nabiha Khan

Nabiha Khan is an aspiring writer, student and community worker. She has completed her Bachelors in Computer Studies through Binary University, Malaysia and holds a diploma in Arabic language from Princess Noura University. She is passionate about studying the Deen, and contributing in some way to the improvement of the Muslim community. She has big dreams and hopes for the improvement of the Ummah, all of which she plans to fulfill one step at a time.


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Beautiful Names of Allah | Ar-Ra’uf

This name comes from the root word رأف which means pity (a higher degree of mercy); it is mercy that does not come with any sort of difficulty attached with it. Mercy (رحمة) by itself does not negate the possibility of difficulties or hardship existing with it. For example, Allah sends punishments or trials as…

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Beautiful Names of Allah | Ar-Raheem

The name ar-Raheem is one of the most commonly mentioned names in the Qur’an, occurring about 114 times. Whenever ar-Rahman is with another attribute in the Qur’an, it is with ar-Raheem alone. Ar-Raheem occurs most often with the name al-Ghafoor (الغفور الرحيم) and with the name al-Azeez (العزيز الرحيم). The second combination of names pairs…

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Beautiful Names of Allah | Rabb

A father, to his child, is shelter. A father is strength. A father is discipline, compassion, strictness and love, all rolled into one. A compassionate father may sometimes be likened to رب البيت (Master of the House). However, Allah is the One and only ar-Rabb; He guides, He loves, He advises, He admonishes, He forgives,…

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Beautiful Names of Allah | Allah

I begin with the most obvious name, the name which is constantly on our tongues, in our hearts, our prayers- ‘Allah’. It is that name with which the Quran begins (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم) and it is that which comes in the ending of the Quran (إله الناس). It is that name that you usually…

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Beautiful Names of Allah | Introduction

After much deliberation and constantly going back and forth, I’ve decided to attempt to do a short series on the beautiful names of Allah, ‘attempt’ being the key word here. The benefit I hope to derive from this is a firmer understanding of His names that will, in sha Allah, strengthen my connection to Him…

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A Shining Example – Saudah Bint Zam’ah

Oftentimes, when we speak of the Ummahatul Mu’mineen (Mothers of the Believers), we talk about powerhouses like Khadijah, ‘Aisha, Hafsa, Zaynab bint Jahsh (رضي الله عنهن) etc; about those who were outspoken and emerged as the leaders among women because of their powerful personalities. However, we sometimes tend to forget about those silent pillars that…

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Maimoonah – The Most Righteous

Maimoonah رضي الله عنها was the last of the twelve wives of the Prophet ﷺ. She was born into a noble family; her father was Harith bin Hazan, who belonged to the tribe of Banu Halal. Her mother was Hind bint ‘Auf, and she had the distinction of being the only woman who was the…

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The First School – Maryam

Maryam رضي الله عنها. A name that tells an entire story by itself, that is synonymous with purity and chastity. A name that reflects mind-boggling courage, faith and patience. The story of Maryam and ‘Isa عليهما السلام is a timeless one. We’ve also derived several important lessons from it, like steadfastness, complete faith in Allah…

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Safiyyah Bint Huayy – Our Mother

  Safiyyah bint Huyayy was one of the wives of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and was a Jewess before she married him. Her lineage became an immense test of her patience and restrain, thus beautifying her character even more رضي الله عنها, as we shall go on to see. Lineage and Early Life…

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