Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

First Editor’s Bookshelf

Assalaam ‘alaykum/Peace be with you, Welcome to our first Young Muslimah Magazine Mini Issue. Our Mini Issues are publications via which we republish our writers’ articles that have been previously published elsewhere; we republish a guest series by Zainab bint Younus; we share inspirational articles by our Islamic Editor, Nadia Leona Yunis; and we look…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Let Your Soul Heal Itself

Giving ourselves permission to just ‘BE’ seems alien to most people. In my workshops and coaching this is one of the first concepts I cover and many have appreciated exploring this area and working through it. They all get instant transformations walhamdulilah. Why do we forget about this concept? Because we get caught up in our…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

You Dropped This

Whilst out shopping with my family, an old lady walked in front of us. Without her noticing, she had dropped her pure white cardigan on the dirty grey pavement. Several of us around her bent down to retrieve it for her whilst others called out to alert her. I managed to get to it first,…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Starting Out On Your Own

From Leaving Your Parents’ House to Running Your Own ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! It was all I always wanted years before I finally got the opportunity to escape my parents’ web. Home was “HELL” considering the fact that I never ceased to hear the much detested fact that my parents were equipping me for my future independence.…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Sleeplessness, Social Anxiety, and Moods That Swing

It’s 1.35 a.m.  my eyes feel grainy, and all day, the right one has been twitching. I am so tired, I kept dozing off during a conversation with my best friend earlier this evening, and my head aches, especially my ears. And there goes my right eye again. Over the past week, I’ve averaged about…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Reflections

I am the rose that grew from seeds That budded from clay, soil, water, soul, light and creation. I am a product of my beloved. What you thought would kill me Only served to make me stronger. I’ve evolved into a strong warrior; I’m one of a kind. My thorns fortified with terror, My wounds…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Water

She writes with water. Mechanics stand among her words Calling them oil stains as they loosen And reconstruct them. Scientists angle beside her sentences Casting fish chosen to eat Patterns they can predict. But there are some survivors who swim in rhythm With each stroke of her pen To keep their breath. Upon the water…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Forgotten Heroines Introduction

Muslim women in the West today are in a seemingly unique position: often straddling two worlds, that of their family’s ethnic culture and that of their Western country of residence; struggling to both revive their faith and their intellect; managing a balancing act of family and career. Often, we feel alone, stranded in circumstances for…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Coming of Age in a New World

Modern society marks the transition from childhood into adolescence with contemporary constructs such as issues of identity and angst. For young Muslimahs in the West, these struggles are compounded with further questions about religion, spirituality, and their place as citizens in societies whose values are often at great odds with those of Islam’s. Ama bint…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

There’s Something Special Inside of YOU

“You say that you are just a body, but inside of you is something greater than the Universe.” Imam Shafi (rahimullah) Today’s post is about a topic which is so great that I’m not at all qualified to go into depths. It is about the ‘Soul’. Although I read a lot and share what I read, I…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

I’m a Victim – Get ME Out of HERE

The topic we are going to look at today is about ‘Self-sabotage’ and ‘Victim mentality’. Today’s topic is pretty deep – in more ways than one. So before we begin I request you to read this only if you are ready to move on from all negativity in your life, if you’re looking for some solutions and answers, and if you want…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Don’t Be Sad Intro

It was in my last year of university that I felt stress piling on me…. I had a dissertation that needed completing along with assignments and exams; not to mention my relationship with my mother was at an all time low. I had decided to start working part time as well. My financial situation was…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

Reclaim Your Heart Intro

‘Reclaim Your Heart‘ by Yasmin Mogahed is not just a self-help book but a reflective guide for the heart’s journey in the ocean of life. It is a guide on how to prevent ones heart from drowning out of feeling overwhelmed with grief and pain. It is not only a guide but a manual on how cope,…