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In conversation with Jumana Ben H.

In conversation with Jumana Ben H.    Illustration Sakina K. It unfolds like a story. It’s nice. I never thought I’d enjoy it but I am. Tell us about your current position and how long you’ve been at it? At present I am doing intensive care…

February 19, 2017

Politics and Love

Words Zahabiyah H.   Illustration mrym_makes  Zahabiya ben currently lives in Sri Lanka and works in research for an ethical think tank. Her interests include writing, chocolate, walking, travel, chocolate, harry potter, legal philosophy, art and chocolate. My Twitter feed was strewn with many humorous references to…

February 18, 2017
Pearls of the past VI

Pearls of the Past- VI

“Tafakoro Saatin  Khairun min Ibadate Sanatin” To ponder and reflect for even a moment, is worth more than a year’s worth of prayer and worship. Rasulullah SAW…

February 18, 2017

Mauritius with Idris M.

Photography and Words Idris M.  The most noteworthy feature in these carefully chosen series of Idriss’ photography series of Mauritius is the composition. The careful placement of the elements in the photograph such as the Pirogues (wooden boats built by the mauritian carpenters) and the…

February 15, 2017


Lookbook February 2017 Outfit and Words Safiya A.  This rida features a blue sheen fabric with a silk leaf border and a traditional braid. You can wear it during the day with a classic trench and boots combined with a handbag and enamel bangle. This…

February 14, 2017


Words Sakina N.   Illustration Fatema A. Hope Appears in the briefest of places A glimmer A sparkle Nothing definite Yet certain   Some say it’s fleeting But is it so Perhaps it’s what we choose To see To believe That changes our perception of hope  …

January 31, 2017

The NYC Women’s March

Words Sakina M.   Sakina Behn is a student currently living in New Jersey, USA. Creator of @rida.apparel, she hopes to inspire behno with her love for fashion. Her immense passion for art, literature, politics, and fashion shape her identity as a global citizen. The name…

January 24, 2017


Words Arwa J.  Photograph Husain P.  Three years on, I still remember that day with crystal clarity, as many others do, the 16th of Rabi-ul-Awwal 1435. I had just sat down to work on a paper for my Masters class; I was three months pregnant and…

December 23, 2016

#1kmighzalgiveaway Winning Entries

1st Place:  The author shares her experience of Ashara beautifully in words with it’s unique title “The Constants”. Attending Ashara with Maula is surely the best start for a fruitful year and an azeem nemat. I have never attended any Ashara with Maula but…

December 23, 2016

Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin by Ruqaiya K.

Poem Ruqaiya K.  Photograph Hasan N.     I only have to close my eyes and think And in his unfathomable wisdom I sink In his eyes and in his contented smile In his greatness that words can’t compile   He is a scholar and a…

December 17, 2016