Rajab Book Club Recap

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Single & Searching and The In-Law Factor — Hayati Magazine | EN

Bismillah, When searching for a spouse, the family one is marrying into should also be looked into. For instance, there is an adage in Africa that says, “If you don’t know the village, you will marry the witch.” Upon closely analyzing at this statement, we realize that the meaning is much bigger than that. It……

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Jumada-II Book Club Pick & Another Anticipated Read

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Written Versus Not Written Stuff: COVID-19, Muslims & Islamic Perspectives

The Human Lens

Part II, By Papatia Feauxzar

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Islamic History tell us of many teachings to take away when facing a plague. The first and widely known hadith from our Prophet (ﷺ) said, “If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.”— (Sahih al-Bukhari 5728, Book 76, Hadith 43.) In other words, we must practice social distancing.

When the outbreak of covid started early past December 2019, I witnessed many religious leaders in the US also say that the enemies of Islam were preventing believers from performing religious rites. Hajj rites to be precise. Whether or not this theory is right remains elusive to the general public since much of covid intel is classified. Thankfully, the reality of the outbreak made the same religious leaders…

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Written Versus Not Written Stuff: COVID-19, Muslims & Islamic Perspectives

The Human Lens

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is the latest humanitarian crises that has united our world and countries are battling this new threat to human life and our survival. This is a special feature to highlight the Muslim communities reactions towards the coronavirus particularly the measures undertaken by many Islamic countries for its containment and spread.

Since the initial days of the pandemic outbreak, we have observed mixed reactions from Muslims worldwide, ranging from the total denial of the health risk to distorted arguments void of religious perspectives.

In many Muslim countries, there was social unrest and protests against the closure of mosques and restrictions from holding the religious events. The anger of Ummah was fueled further by prominent religious personalities for instance, in Morocco the Salafist preacher Abu Naim published a video on social media condemning the policy measure of mosques closures. However, he was arrested on charges of…

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In Conversation with Papatia Feauxzar: Author, Barista and Publisher

The Muslim Write

Papatia Feauxzar is the Founder of Djarabi Kitabs Publishing and Fofky’s. An American author, barista, and publisher of African descent, she lives in Dallas, Texas with her family.

Feauxzar is also a practicing accountant who holds a master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance.

She is the Online Editor at Hayati Magazine and has been featured in DFW Child and Voyage Dallas. Visit her blogs at papatia.wordpress.comor aducktrinormom.wordpress.com

Interviewer: Simbiat Odunuga


THE WRITER

Assalaam alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh. It’s nice to have you here. Tell us a bit about yourself. Who’s Papatia?

Wa aleikum salam waramatulahi wabarakatuhu Brother. Thank you for having me. In a nutshell, I’m an author and a publisher. Papatia is a pen name and a name my in-laws use to refer to me. It’s convenient because in this digital age, we need privacy; especially from social engineers.

Have you always been…

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Review: The Certified Accountant by Papatia Feauxzar

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This book is a perfect mixture of crime, religion, hurt, struggles

Cover photo of The Certified Accountant, a novel by Papatia Feauxzar

This Crime Thriller takes us on an adventure that is the life of Issata Waree, a black Muslim accountant, who is known for her rogue and daring lifestyle. Issata started out as a certified Accountant who was awesome at her job but crossed to the dark side of engaging in shady deals when the money from her legal job wasn’t enough for her. There, things don’t go as envisaged and she has to pay for her actions.

At first, the book seemed a bit too technical for me. The beginning is filled with lots of accounting talk and that made it quite a slow and boring read for me. But once I got past those parts, I became intrigued. 

This book is a charming read which explores…

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Jumada-I Book Club Recap

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Rabi-II 1442 Book Club Recap

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Superheroes of Islam: Abu Bakr As-Siddiq رضي الله عنه — A Review

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Author: Ammar Kidwai

Illustrator: Qamer Khatri

Summary:“Superheroes of Islam” is a book series that portrays the lives of past Muslim Heroes through the lenses of a young author. The book series intends to teach and give children a sense of pride in Islamic Heritage and use the lives of the Rightly Guided Leaders and Sahabas as an example of true heroes to follow. The first book of the series reveals a little bit about the life of the first Khalifa, and the lessons we should learn from his life.

Review:Superheroes of Islam Book 1 is a picture account of a young Muslim author of the righteous sahabaAbu Bakr As-Siddiq رضي الله عنه.

The book is faceless and uses simple symbolism to get to the point. In addition, using rhetorical questions, the author attempts to engage his audience in his short storytelling account of this…

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Rabi-I 1442 Book Club Pick — A Review & A Discussion

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Tips for Former Working Mothers Returning to the Workforce or Thinking of Leaving the Workforce — Hayati Magazine | EN

Bismillah, In the early 2000s, I remember watching an episode of Desperate Housewives where the character of Lynette with the sharp business acumen quits corporate to become a stay-home mom because she is so in love. 43 more words

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Safar 1442 Book Club Pick — A Review & A Short Discussion

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Five Things To Check Before Wanting An Interracial Relationship — Hayati Magazine | EN

A man can be from East and his wife from West yet you will find love between them, this is a sign from signs of Allāh.— Imaam Muqbil Raḥimahullāh [فتاوى النكاح] Interracial Relationships are a blessing and a test from the Most High alhamdullilah ala kulli haal. And Quran 94:5-6 always come to mind when……

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Muharram 1442 Book Club Recap

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New Releases

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Happy New Muslim Year! Happy 1442 AH whether you’re starting today, tomorrow or the next day! May Allah shower us with His blessings for the benefits of this life and the next, aameen <3!

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Mel: And His Trouble With One Thousand Shoes — A Review

A Ducktrinor Mom

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Summary: “And do not walk on the earth proudly…”  Quran 17 : 37 

Mel the millipede collected one thousand shoes. They were his prized jewels. He wore them and walked around with his head held high. He looked proud and arrogant as he passed by. The other bugs warned him of his obsession. Snail told him that humbleness is more important than fashion. When Mel was in trouble trying to save his shoes from a flood, Moth flew to his rescue and they became buds. Mel learned to appreciate friends more than elegance. And that being grateful is better than arrogance.

Author: Somayeh Zomorodi was born in Iran and spent most of her childhood in her grandfather’s garden among colorful flowers and trees. Adventure games and the world of imagination gave her a happy childhood. She was later inspired by that and wanted to share this childish pleasure to not…

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Four New Children’s Books Releases by Prolance

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four new releases prolance1. My First Surahs

Author: Hajar Ashmawey currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her family. She is a full time wife, mother, and mental health professional. Hajar earned her
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health/Counseling from Oakland University in Michigan. She enjoys spending time with her family and working with children.

Illustrator: Jenny Reynish is an artist and illustrator working mainly in children’s publishing and has created a wide variety of illustrations for US and UK publishers. Her individual and decorative style was sparked by a Persian rug from Isfahan, inherited from her aunt. She loves the colors and decorative patterns of the Middle East and India, and finds much inspiration from living by the sea. She works in watercolor, oil, and linoprint. www.magiccarpetpics.co.uk

Summary: Enjoy reading seven surahs of the Quran, written against seven beautiful pieces of art. Contemplate each surah as you recite it to…

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FIVE MUST-HAVE BOOKS ON DAILY ISLAM

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Dhul-Hijjah 1441 Book Club Recap

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Book Club large banner DHUL HIJJAH 1441 AH

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