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December 2016



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

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

In Conversation with Munira Ben R.

In conversation with Munira Ben R.   Photography Alifiya Z. S. Foreword Batul S.  Many before us have claimed that being an educator is nothing short of nobility. Nobility is a loaded word but Munira Ben embraces it with dedication matched by few others. Munira Ben…

December 11, 2016

Quran Hifz Tips

Words Amatullah Z.  Painting Zaenab BS Imaduddin     Are you trying to hifz Quran? Here’s some help and advice from those that have been there. Start young. Shk. Murtaza bhai Badri is an instructor for Nisaab Mahad al-Zahra (Houston) ‘Start young’ was his first piece…

December 9, 2016

My Maula by Durriyah A. S.

Words Durriyah Ben A. S. Illustration Alifiya Z.  Can it be three years Since you have passed? The tears have not stopped The yearning has not ceased. Every morning I awaken Hoping to hear your news. Every night I go to bed Praying you will come…

December 8, 2016

Pearls of the Past- V

Man ‘Arafa Nafsahu Faqad ‘Arafa Rabbahu “He who knows himself, knows God.” – Rasulullah SAW  …

December 8, 2016

Southern Africa- Into the Wild

Photography Ammar Y. Akberali Foreward Maria Y. Animals have been this man’s fascination from a very early age. He was amazed at how the wildlife functioned, with the giant structures living right along side the petite ones, drinking water from the same lake. The harmony…

December 7, 2016


Lookbook December 2016 Outfit Farida B. Photography MKE Shoots Words Safiya A.  Geologist by day and visionary by night, meet the creator of Do It Yourself Rida’z. DIY Rida’z is an online platform which allows you to personalize your Rida and have it delivered to…

December 6, 2016

Artist in Focus: Tasneem A.

In conversation with Tasneem A. Foreword Fatema A. Tasneem A. is a 25 year old artist, illustrator and graphic designer from Mumbai who is inspired by gorgeous pink sunsets, mischievous children, magic, dark nights, bright stars and other whimsies. After working in an Ad Agency…

December 5, 2016