Who are Asia bint Muzahim and Mariam bint Imraan? They are two women who lived in different lands and in very different times. Asia was a rich and powerful woman in Egypt. Her family were unbelievers. Her husband, for start, claimed he was a God! Asia had a loving heart. She took into her palace […]Read More Five Steps to Becoming a Fruitful Muslimah
I remember I was once asked by a psychotherapist, ‘why was I so excited and looking forward to Ramadan?’. A month of no-eating! I thought, hmm … how do I answer such a question? Do I go into the features and ruling of fasting in Islam? What clever, intellectual explanation do I give? Then I […]Read More Open Up To The Possibilities
Such a woman should live in a palace, be surrounded by servants and maids and be adorned with gold and silk. That is our understanding of how a person with high status should be. However, a browse through seerah books will give us a totally different picture.Read More The Best Women (4 of 4)
What makes a good wife, an excellent companion and a true soul mate? I wonder who contemplates these matters more, men or women?
One thing for sure is thatRead More The Best Women (3 of 4)
In a hadith related by Bukhari, the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) gave the example of a Muslim like a date palm-tree. How beneficial is such a tree in the desert of Arabia; its fruit, leaves, trunk and shade. This tree made an appearance inRead More The Best Women (2 of 4)
Who won the race, the turtle or the rabbit? We all know the story. The turtle won but not because it installed propeller jets to its shell. It’s because the rabbit became complacent and took it easy. By the time the rabbit woke up andRead More The Best Women (1 of 4)