The Art of Mutual Destruction

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The Art of Mutual Destruction by Neymat Raboobee at The Imperfect Muslimah is a tale woven with vengeance deeds. A love story set in rich crime boss underworld families, there is Iman, a mixed raced Blonde who is the jewel of her gangster grandfather Ibrahim Khan. There is also Iman’s mother who is physically abusive to her daughter she blames for ruining her life while her husband is a womanizer. Iman would do anything to get away from her Mom Aasia and her Politician stepfather.

Now, a few things were glossed over in this story like the setting (place) of the story and the world (the weather) around them. However, we get to just focus on the facts that truly move the story forward. We pick up on hints that money doesn’t make people happy and this is a tale about Rich People Problems. Though, the extent of the feudal families’s riches is not fully explained or given, we get the gist. They are rich folks who can make you disappear without anybody suspecting their involvement.

Some of the characters include Adam who has majorly sinned, Ali Cassim, Waseem, Shaida, James Blackwell and Kat. Ali has such a beautiful name and he is the total opposite. Shaida is lovely. Kat is loyal and pragmatic.

Raboobee is a storyteller, and she spins a tale that gives us a glimpse of what the private lives of hit-men and gangsters lives might look like. Do they have feelings? Do they hate their jobs? Do they want out? What originally drove them to that lifestyle? Do they believe in redemption or God? Are they practicing Believers? If you want to know, check out the book on Amazon today here. For another book by Raboobee check out this review.

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I-Intimacy by Carekhalifah – A Marriage Counseling Book

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Assalamu aleikum!

I bought I-intimacy by  Ismail Shaikh back in May 2018, and I finally get a chance to share my brief thoughts with you. My version of I-Intimacy is a 293-page eBook with over easy-to-read 70 small chapters dealing with a wide range of issues commonly met in relationships of all types; husband/wife, parents/children, in-laws, toxic religious leaders, etc.

The main thing we should get from Shaikh’s book get is that charity starts at home, and the author expatiates this point by reminding the reader to revive the lost sunnah of sakinah, mawaddah and rahmah in our homes, relationships and marriages.

The book also delves in topics such as finances in a marriage and the salam rule. I didn’t agree with his finance stance as in a man can make a woman aware that he had to use her money.

A woman’s money is her money and no you can’t inform me that you dipped into my rizq without my prior consent. Men have been given many, many, many privileges by Allah and let us recognize that this a privilege that Allah allowed women that should not be trampled over. If you take the money that I don’t have any issue giving you, you have stepped on a major sacred boundary. Period :). Now, if I gave you a bank card linked to my account with your name on it, you don’t have to inform me or make me aware of your spending. My trust is implied by me giving you access to my money.

Now, that’s out there, I can resume and say that I enjoyed that Shaikh made the reader aware that if you truly wish peace upon your spouse by offering salams when you get home, don’t act in the way that contradicts the words you’re saying. It’s true. At least if you avoid people your soul doesn’t recognize, it’s easy to avoid sending them a salam because you aren’t even interacting with them to begin with. Therefore, your actions match the words you aren’t saying. But if you are going to salam me, it should at least come from a place of truth, love, peace, rahmah among other good things.

Another topic I appreciated is the drama triangle, co-dependency and victimhood topic. I completely agreed because I don’t have any tolerance for narcissism and manipulators of all kinds. That said, it’s not a bad thing in passing to validate the true hurt someone felt that you’ve witnessed or been told. Anyway, so check out the following quotes.

“It is important to take time to reflect on our need to rescue.”

“This is about taking care of a “victim,” who is not really a
victim.”

“…we should remember what the safety
instructions state before the airplane takes off: “When the
oxygen mask drops, put it on yourself before assisting
others.”

Toxic people will play the victim card time and time again when you already have enough to deal with on your plate and try to suck you into their never-ending dramas; don’t become co-dependent and fall for the charade. Protect your heart, energy and light.

Finally, it was also refreshing to read a book by a man who puts women on a pedestal through and through without undermining a men’s authority. It’s pretty much whatever works for you figuratively as in, is the woman from “Makkah” or “Madinah?”

“…We, the people of Quraish, used to have authority over
women, but when we came to live with the Ansar, we noticed
that the Ansari women had the upper hand over their men, so
our women started acquiring the habits of the Ansari
women…” (Al-Bukhari)

 

Read more at his website -> https://www.carekhalifah.com

Rating: 4/5

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Thought-Provokers: North Dallas

Assalamu aleikum!

Rejoice for they have been accepted in Jannah. On another note, please check an article where I was featured recently. Don’t call me haha! I don’t pick up my phone, lol!

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Wassalam,

Papatia

 

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Fofky’s Soap : An Easy Homemade Recipe

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When we were children, the elders used to make this kind of soap called Kabakrou and we—the children—were charged to sell them in the neighborhood for 25 cents! The price has since increased to 50 cents these days. Anyway, it was mainly used to wash clothes and dishes. I intend to use this batch for kitchen purposes. I also added a few ingredients to make my own and substituted others in the process. My recipe is an adaptation of this one. For allergies reasons, any nut oil has been avoided.

Yield: 5 to 6 bars

Ingredients

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To make soap, you just need caustic soda, oil and water. Every else is for cosmetic and preference purposes.

So to recap the ingredient picture, you will need:

– 2 cups of oil (I did half olive oil and half regular oil.)

– 1/4 cup caustic soda

– 3/4 cup warm water

– 1 mold for soap making

– 1 spatula you dedicate only to this soap making going forward (We don’t want food poisoning do we?)

– 1 pair of gloves

– Essential oils (Lavender oil has been used in this recipe.)

Procedure

In a pot, mix the water and caustic soda (Make sure to stand back a bit so that you don’t inhale the fumes.)

In another pot, pour the oil

Add the caustic soda to the oil and mix well for at least five minutes

Next, add the essential oil and mix the “potion” well

Then, pour the mixture into your soap molds and cover with a plastic wrap

Put the whole mold outside in an undisturbed area and let the content dry/cure for a week and half. After a week, you can flip the individual soap and let them cure for more days if you like. After a week or so, they can be ready to be used. It’s up to you to decide their readiness.

For an even easier Fofky’s recipe to make candles, please click here.

Happy Pampering!

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1441 AH is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/1441-AH-August-2019-2020/dp/1947148230 or  here.

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Ready for Ramadan 2019 : A Countdown and Review of Some Ramadan Books – II

A Ducktrinor Mom

Assalamu aleikum!

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Welcome to another #readyforramadan2019 edition. Today, we have two books for you. Check them out!

Ramadan MoonSummary: Ramadan, the month of fasting, doesn’t begin all at once. It begins with a whisper And a prayer And a wish. Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan and the joyful days of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of the month of fasting as the most special time of year. This lyrical and inspiring picture book captures the wonder and joy of this great annual event, from the perspective of a child. Accompanied by Iranian inspired illustrations, the story follows the waxing of the moon from the first new crescent to full moon and waning until Eid is heralded by the first sighting of the second new moon. Written and illustrated by Muslims, this is a book for all children who celebrate Ramadan and those in the wider communities who want to understand…

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Accomplishments of Black Muslims in the Past 12+ Months

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Black History like any other history occurs around the year and the clock. So check out some accomplishments made by well-known Black Muslims in the past twelve plus months.

January 2018: Muslim Writer Khadijah AbdulHaqq releases her groundbreaking children’s book Nanni’s Hijab

February 2018: The hashtag Black Muslim Reads drops

March 2018: Muslim Fashion Models Halima Aden and Kadija Diawara make headlines in Elle and Vogue Magazines respectively.

April 2018: Muslim Writer Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow releases her first children’s book Mommy’s Khimar

May 2018: Imam Omar Suleiman, Professor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer and Sherman Jackson among others are officially recognized by CNN’s as Top 25 Most Influential Muslims in America

June 2018: The hashtag Black Muslim Ramadan is in full swing

July 2018: Muslim Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad releases her memoir Proud

August 2018: Senator Ihlan Omar wins the Democratic primary in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District

September 2018: Fofky’s Kitchen; the First Ivorian cookbook in English is released

October 2018: Social Activist Margari Aziza expatiates on reforms for Mental Health campaigns

November 2018: Educator Umm Juwayriyah makes headlines for creating the first Muslim Fiction App

December 2018: Muslim Teens Amaya and Anwar Diggins are recognized as Top 6 Most Influential Youth

January 2019: Judge Walker-Diallo is named Supervising Judge of the Kings County (Brooklyn) Civil Court

February 2019: UK band Pearls of Islam releases its first album

These are just highlights and there are many more productive Black Muslims out there. Let’s keep chronicling and curating history for the next generation insha’Allah.

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Unlikely Friends — Pocono Liars Club

Irwin is not only the local Librarian; he’s also a book snob and an all-around grouch. There’s nothing he values more than his privacy. As a loner, he’s happy to be surrounded by books instead of subjected to the incessant blatherings of dysfunctional people. The one thing Irwin despises more than people is change. He’s […]

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Two Cute Books by Prolance You Need To Have!

A Ducktrinor Mom

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I have had the chance to read two children’s books recently published by Muslim Book Publisher Prolance, and I’m happy to share my honest thoughts with you. So here we go.

1. Friends of a Different Kind by Nayera Salam

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Author: Nayera Salam

Illustrator: Jenny Reynish

Publisher: Prolance

Summary: Chocolate Chum is the luckiest dog in the neighborhood! He not only has many doggy friends but he has many pals of a different kind. Frogs, gnomes, cats and more. Meet them all in this story that teaches kids about inclusivity and diversity. From beginning to end, children and adults will be intrigued by the book’s message, the enchanting creatures, and the vivid imagery. Plus fun activities! Visit http://www.kidsbooksbynayera.com. Read-aloud version available.

Thoughts: I really loved Friends of a Different Kind; from the painting style to the rhymes, it was simply a delight…

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3 Books by Muslim Women to Inspire You in Marriage and Life

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Muslim women continue to unveil their true identities to the unbeknownst outside world which concluded what they are is simply oppressed and staid.

Here are three poignant anthologies that work to dispel the prejudice, show the Muslim woman’s pride, reclaim the Muslim woman’s narrative and reassert the Muslim woman’s voice in the process. Read your sisters’ words, be inspired and validated.

1. The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the Muslim Woman.

Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster flounder while being repeatedly cast as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honor killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. From Algiers to Brighton, these stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be. 

Triska Hamid’s short poem “London” is justifiable selfish. The reader realizes that while she may not call herself an English woman, she rightfully associates with being British. She loves London.

Fadia Faqir’s story “Under the Cypress” deals with bigotry, the circle of life and compassion among other things including magical realism.

In Amina Jama’s poem “Home, to a Man,” we relate to the advices and behaviors of moms and aunties. Immigrants will relate to the poem “The Things I Would Tell You” by Hibaq Osman. In all, this anthology is an eclectic writing style, testimony and non-monolithic sampling of the Muslim women of this era.

 

 2. Riding the Samoosa Express: Personal Narratives of Marriage and Beyond 

Riding the Samoosa Express is a metaphor to refer to the process of courtship, love, marriage, and beyond. It’s a well written tale sampling the diversity and the different faces the Indian Muslim women contributors experienced.

These personal narratives range from very funny tales like Farhana Ismail’s father’s izzat (honor) demands and Somayya Hansrod’s mishaps in the kitchen, to soul searching and self-actualization stories such as the ones of Yasmin Denat and many other anonymous and non-anonymous contributors. A very thought provocative compilation, Riding the Samoosa Express tell us that what may be true for one Muslim woman is not necessarily true or the norm for another Muslim woman. 

Each Muslim woman has a different life and a different culture. So, some of these stories mirror the lives of other Muslim women around the globe while many don’t. Many of the stories spoke to me. For instance, I felt the struggles of Zaheera Jina when she wished to be “Only Oomi” to her son while battling a PhD career in Mathematics.

Another story that spoke to me is the one of Nabeela Patel because of her open mind and religious tolerance of other faiths. I enjoyed her critical thinking and the way she ended her piece, “First, I need to blossom into a flower from a bud and settle into my own life. In this big, bad world I don’t know where I’ll end up, or who I will be, but I need to find that out first. I need to fathom the complex me, settle into my skin and breathe…”

3. Saffron: A Collection of Personal Narratives by Muslim Women

Saffron: A Collection of Personal Narratives by Muslim Women is an anthology of writing that draws on the lived realities of Muslim women.

Food and cooking, hardship and conflict, intimacy, baby-making, children, living with in-laws and self-esteem are some of the experiences unpacked in this collection of poignant personal narratives. This collection will remind and reassure that, although life brings with it many challenges, you as a woman are never alone in what you go through – many women share your experience.

Truly, in this anthology you will definitely realize that women all around you walk similar journeys with you. The testimonies are cryptic at times for the sake of privacy and revealing at other times for the sake of cautionary advice.

In all, all the stories complement one another. If you feel like one story left you thirsty, another will give you the closure you need. You will see an equal amount of beware-of-narcissistic-spouses and praise-able Muslim husbands like in “Khidmat in the Kitchen” by Aneesa Bodiat-Sujee.

There is also a healthy and classy dose of intimacy like in “Sublime Strawberries” by N. Moola. That’s essay 39 by the way, you have to read this sultry and cryptic romantic tale! From dealing with in-laws with diplomacy to infertility struggles, the WHOLE book rang true to me and here are some of the quotes I had to jot down:

Don’t let cooking takeover your life and don’t let the kitchen enslave you.” — Somayya Hansrod

This is a promise I made to myself before getting married. And I’m a good cook and a foodie.

“Food forces us to be present and connected in our marriages.” — Gouwa Gabier

In “Saffron,” Sumayya Mehtar said that, “… no marriage is all smooth sailing.” And I agree, you will simply realize that food has the power of mending relationships and helping you as a couple get passed the storm.

“Every newly married woman naively thinks that they are the first victim, history repeats itself with no solutions and deep sadness with no cures.” — Yumna Samaria

This is exactly where you see that other women work the journey with you and you aren’t alone. Reading the book will make you feel better and enjoy this group therapy it provides.

And of course my favorite, “Being a Muslim woman involves a perfect blend of saffron, rituals and philosophies.” —Dr. Zaheera Jina

Definitely! Without routines like daily plans, rituals like duas and dhikr, flavors like spices & teas and philosophies like inspirational quotes; I would be an unproductive mess and fit the stereotype about the Muslim woman as being a closed-minded individual.

There are many more passages in the book I found inspirational, and I hope you come to say the same too. These women hail from Africa, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Their common denominator is Islam and that alone makes their struggles and their wins relatable, and their book a must-read.

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Review: 1441 AH

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I was sent an electronic version of this planner in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts about it.

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I am mad over planners. Everyone and their grandmother knows that if you show me a year planner, or a journal, or even a tiny sad-looking notebook without even a proper hardcover, I am the one to pet it and coo over it. The illusion of productivity is like a siren’s call for me – add that to the residual trauma of having an amazing idea for a story or book or somewhere and having nowhere to write it down when I was younger and didn’t have a phone glued to my right hand and you’ve got a captive audience.

Djarabi Kitabs’ newest release is the 1441AH planner which runs from August 2019 to August 2020. You might be thinking what on Earth, why such a weird starting point?

Well, that’s because…

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Ready for Ramadan 2019 : A Countdown and Review of Some Ramadan Books

A Ducktrinor Mom

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Besides my personal stack of Ramadan books for children, I was surprised to find over twenty books dealing with Ramadan at my local library. They were written by Muslims and non-Muslims. While I was happy about the mix of the sources, I was also sad by the misrepresentation and false facts that seeped and got weaved in some of them. As Muslim parents, we have to make sure that we are aware of what is and what is not Ramadan and Islam. Below is part of my current stack. Alhamdullilah for a library.

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In this post, I will review some books and in the spirit of our countdown to the Sultan of the Months, I will review the others insha’Allah.

1. Ramadan (Celebrate the World) by Hannah Eliot

celebrate the world ramadanSummary: In the ninth month of the year, when the first crescent moon rises in the sky, it’s time to celebrate Ramadan!…

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In The Footsteps of Khadijah al-Kubra (RA) — A Guide to Muslim Women and Mompreneurs

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Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها born Khadijah bint Khuwalid was a modest, noble woman, business savvy female, single mother who became the first companion of the Prophet Muhammad . A woman who received salams from al-Khaliq is engrossing and intriguing, at least to me. In a restricting society that had a poor view of women in general, she rose above all these society setbacks because she was loyal and a steadfast believer. Indeed, Allah ﷻ is with the sabarareen. She رضي الله عنها was also the only woman who gave the Prophet  children. While he  was married to her, he didn’t have any other wives. It’s only after she رضي الله عنها passed away that he  took other wives.

There are so many lessons from her life we can take inspiration from.

  • An inspiration for the business aspiring or savvy muslimah

Today, if we just search Instagram and Etsy, we will see many muslimah home businesses thriving masha’Allah. Many have taken inspiration on this Mother of the Ummah. We must thank her, the first Mother of Believers for paving the way. Islam was the first movement to give women their rights and equal status to men but nowadays, the ummah is largely and unfortunately dominated by patriarchal societies which work day and night to clip the wings of Muslim women around the world. Why is that? They fear strong and independent women. In addition, many women have also been the enemies of women by failing their sons and raising entitled little brats who think women are their doormats. Furthermore, these women have also opposed (and still oppose) the success of working women and most of all, they shame them. May Allah help us raise exceptional men who will change the change quo. Aameen. May women also stop sabotaging their own gender, allahumma aameen. In the story, of Khadijah al-Kubra (radiallahu anhu), we can also learn to manage money better and not commit ishrafno matter what. I say this because I’m a business owner and my rizq was taken away and then given back alhamdullilah because I had not been frugal on every enterprise. Paying approximately $80 or exorbitant prices on the black market for the needy was indeed a noble gesture but it’s still waste. This waste bankrupted her and without trying to sully her memory, I believe it’s a subtle sign for us small business homemakers to reflect upon and not make the mistakes of our predecessors. We are all sinners after all and no Beloved of Allah is above that. May Allah forgive her and always be please with her رضي الله عنها . Aameen.

  • An inspiration for the struggling single mother

The world doesn’t change, only norms do. In her رضي الله عنها time, single mothers were a catch masha’Allah. How did we get to shun them away in our current society? Shaytan perhaps is at play here so that these women become desperate and try to marry non-Muslims men or worse become indecent by starting dating and seeing men outside the holy matrimony of marriage. If men with their fixation of marrying only virgins or any other women who can serve their immigration or carnal needs strove to be model themselves after the beautiful example the Prophet  when it came to how to be an ideal Muslim man, they would contribute greatly to the social welfare that is the institution of marriage, they would do their part.

  • An inspiration for the educated

She was the first lady imam. And if you are a mother, you have been an imam at least to your children. And many of these men children become and have become world leading and inspiring imams since the final message was revealed subhanallah. Muslim women have been the spiritual leaders for many centuries masha’Allah alhamdullilah. Allah has made women to be subtle like the moon when it’s appropriate and to be fiery as the sun when it’s appropriate. Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها was one very subtle educated woman because she learned directly from him  the religion she believed in even before she married him  . Perhaps some of her teachings flushed through her children, Fatima رضي الله عنها to be more precise. Allahu alim.  Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها didn’t flaunt her knowledge to anyone nor did she flaunt or showoff her belongings for everyone to see and know. She kept it classy. If Allah had willed it, we would have learned many hadiths from her because she was married to the Messenger of Allah  for several years but He  blessed her in many other ways He didn’t blessed the other wives with; the first one being sending her special salams masha’Allah subhanallah.

  • An inspiration in Muslim marriages

She رضي الله عنها catered to the needs of the Prophet  like a wife and a mother would. That said, he wasn’t just anyone. Many men who wish for a wife like her رضي الله عنها need to show that they, in turn, deserve a wife of that stature. Nonetheless, she gives many women a lot of marriage goals to achieve without becoming a doormat to lousy, entitled, and abusive husbands. A rich woman like her رضي الله عنها managed to keep her naf in check to serve a man less rich than her رضي الله عنها . Khadijah al-Kubra
رضي الله عنها believed in the Prophet  with such a vigor that none of us could even match in this life. Many of us see men as deadbeats or losers.

  • An inspiration to the limitless

Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها didn’t put any limits on herself; whether it be in numbers like age or backward societies thinking that believed women to be less than equal to men or cattle and so forth. She رضي الله عنها was older than of the Prophet  and she still proposed. She had a flair for good business transactions such as the heed of the stranger not to hesitate to marry a righteous man called Ahmad for the benefit of the akhiret; a lucrative business transaction indeed if you ask me when it comes to endless bliss. She had always been a woman with a keen sense of success. Masha’Allah. Many people beat around the bush when opportunities come knocking instead of opening the door to take the blessing. Allah doesn’t burden a soul with more than he can handle!

  • An inspiration to decent women

Many men wanted to marry Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها after she became a widow. She rose about her carnal needs and said no to them. She decided to give her all to raise her children. Besides, she didn’t think any of these men were fit men to wed. And because she didn’t compromise or settle for lousy and mediocre suitors, she was blessed with the best man to walk the earth masha’Allah alhamdullilah.

  • An inspiration for the righteous philanthropist

Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها gave her riches for the sake of Allah without thinking it would bankrupt her. She spent without reserve to advance the religion. How many of us can do that today without “our generosity” getting into our heads or our nafs getting in the way? How many of us are willing to sacrifice this much and leave our children without a will? Her daughter Fatima رضي الله عنها had one of the toughest life recorded in the history of the ummah. Subhanallah.

  • An inspiration for the hidden figures

“Behind a great man, there is always a great woman,” the saying goes. People are forgetting their manners by not saying thank you. While not working for a “thank you” is better, people have become rude. If you can’t thank people, you haven’t thanked Allah. He  was always grateful that Khadijah al-Kubra رضي الله عنها believed and supported Him . You help people today, they think they have arrived. They deny the favors their Lord bestowed upon them via other humans. Don’t twist my words and say I’m associating humans to Allah. But wait, it’s their scroll of deeds, and they should fill it with whatever they wish. Also, everybody and their mothers, excuse my language, today is “a public figure” on social media. We hate being eclipsed by the success of others. We envy people without making duato ask Allah to remove that jealousy from our hearts. We disregard the notion of rizq. Everywhere there is fitna and people only faking it until they make it with their number of followers without realizing that it borders on shirk if we really think about it. The only Evident yet Hidden is Allah and many of us seem to forget it. We appoint ourselves lofty titles knowing full well that we are only fooling ourselves. Man as vicegerent has taken too many liberties, astaghfrirullah. Allahu alim. We seem to forget that if we make Allah   the true spotlight, He will always shine the light upon us, and we will naturally prosper by His  will insha’Allah. We should strive to give dawah, live a good life with the proceeds by always putting the spotlight on al-Khaliq via our works and without trying to make everything about ourselves. That’s called narcissism.

Above all, if as women and men we feel like we are business oriented, we must be entrepreneur leaders who pay their workers well, individuals with a remarkable business flair when it comes to this life and the next without crossing the greed line. We must remain loyal, steadfast in faith, trendsetters and most of all, dependable. For fifteen years and more, the Prophet  depended on her رضي الله عنها and she depended on him and his teachings to secure a safe akhiret. Masha’Allah.

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A Ducktrinor Mom Featured in Dallas Child!

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We made the Mommy Fails Moment in DFW ChildAKA Collin Child!

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1441 AH (August 2019 – August 2020)

Assalamu aleikum!

Looking for reviewers for the next Muslim year insha’Allah. If interested, please email bookmanager@djarabikitabs.com .

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Jazakh’Allah khair and wassalam,

Papatya*

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Opposing Education For Muslim Women and Girls Part II

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Collab Part II: By Papatia Feauxzar

In part I, my co-author spoke to length about the miseducation of the Muslim woman when education has always been an Islamic right for both men and women. Any subject that is mainly taught in secular schools these days have deep roots in the Muslim world. The faith element has simply been ripped out of it like it has been done with Rumi’s poetry. And guess what, it became popular; it’s bittersweet.

Now, if you don’t believe me let me cite the names of such Muslim scholars who have shaped the world as we know it.

Al-Shifa bint Abdullah was a doctor and a teacher during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu aleihi wassalam). She presented ruqayah to Rasool (sallallahu aleihi wassalam). and sought his permission to continue to practice it after she accepted Islam. She was educated and during the time of…

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Opposing Education For Muslim Women and Girls

The Human Lens

Collab Part I: By Saadia Haq

Education is crucial for human development and no one can deny its importance in today’s times. The realm of education not only helps communities to realise their full citizenship in a democratic set up but also acts as a root source for their evolution as free human beings capable of making informed choices.

Sadly Muslim countries lag behind due to the negligence and religious notions attached with attaining the so called westernised secular base education. Muslim women particularly suffer under the complex societal standards under the guide of religious teachings. In current times, millions of Muslim students receive some or almost all of their formal education inside madrasas or religious schools. Typically these informal institutions provide young Muslims with the religious foundation in Qur’anic recitation and Islamic values that supersedes the needs of modern times. Lack of state attention and widespread poverty forces large…

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A Video of Rumki Chowdhury’s Unveiled

Read more on YouTube here. Check out the press release.

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“Mommy, Who Is Allah? Al-Khaliq” Has Been Translated!

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Alhamdulillah, “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” is now, translated into Arabic, Urdu, Spanish, German, French and Turkish. Subhanah Allah, I’m so excited that children around the world will begin learning about Allah in a simple manner. I hope they will find it a delightful experience.”— Susan Zainab Jones

Find out more about the author at this link : https://www.amazon.com/Susan-Zainab-Jones/e/B074CRVTRG or on her blog here.

#alhamdullilah #masha’Allah

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Top 6 Most Influential Muslim Youth You Should Know About

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Top 6 influential Muslim Youth

In the US, about 99% of Muslim children attend public schools. However, a great majority of them face identity issues, disconnection from their faith and an erasure of influential Muslim role models to look up to in order to feel normal and accepted in the diversely apparent Western environment.

As a result, Muslims have started to reclaim and assert their narratives. Generation M’s accomplishments and contributions are booming and this helps curate our era’s Islamic history better via art, literature, fashion, food and science to name a few.

Having said that, there are new contributors to this history: the Muslim youth. Indeed, many landslide and prideful moments for the ummah are often achieved by these young entrepreneurs.

Therefore, check out six post-millenniums who are making waves in and outside the ummah by writing history.

1- Aminah Jasmine Rahman

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Today, at 14-years-old, Rahman is the author of two poetry…

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