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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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From A Mother To Another

The following is a candid and informal real life conversation where a new mother asked for advice from other sisters who were mothers or had recently become mothers themselves. The names have been changed/hidden for safeguarding the privacy of all those involved. The advice’s are from a range of mothers from different walks of life…

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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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5 Things New Parents Need To Know

The quiet before the storm Not long after I got married (literally like days in one instance) I had been asked very casually on more occasions than I care to recall- “when are you having a baby?” My reply each time, with a polite smile and gritted teeth was, “when Allah wills it”. Although, I…

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First Trimester – Pregnancy Blues

1+1=3 ‘All I saw when you all were pregnant was a beautiful glowing face with a soft cute tummy pushed out!’ I complained while nagging about my nausea. ‘pfft. Haha! Tip of the iceberg’, one of my sisters replied. Nobody told me how it was when they got pregnant. And living with too many sisters…

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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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Nusaybah – The Warrior

Umm Ammaarah, also known as Nusaybah Bint Kaab is a true heroine in Islam. A woman, whose love for Allah and His Messenger outshone her love for anything and everyone else. She was passionate in serving Islam, and the fuel of her passion was her strong faith in Allah. Now, for a moment, lets travel…

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The Marriage Playground

“Fatima, are you ready?” hollered my mama from downstairs. “Yeah, she’s almost ready aunty, just five more minutes please.” I looked at my best friend and my cousin, Maryam. She was so happy and excited. I could feel her excitement rubbing off on me. I was feeling a rush of emotions, I felt nervous, happy,…

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