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Islamic Honeymoon

I discovered the truth on honeymoon, Of the extent to which I’d been misled, How I’d absorbed vast torrents of their lies, Via photos and the phrases they’d said.     At night I was scared to see my lover Close-up with all his colouring faded, I felt frightened, and then I got angry. How…

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Sandcastles and Snowmen

I find it interesting when I hear people refer negatively to interested Auntie figures in the Muslim community because I wanted and craved a religiously concerned Aunt when I was a teenager. Someone who would take the time to care about how I was managing with the various issues related to practising faith in the…

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South Asian Culture and Islam

Uzma Hussain tackles the difficulties of truly practising Islam in contemporary South Asian culture by guiding her readers on a joyful discovery of Allah-given rights from a woman’s perspective. Through looking at the figure of the South Asian Muslim woman and her relationships, namely as a daughter-in-law, as a wife and as a mother, author Uzma…

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Five Pillars of Islam

A ‘MUST HAVE’ book for every Muslim family library! Dr Recep Dogan has done an excellent job in taking the fundamental pillars of Islam and breaking them down into one concise and easy to read book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it to ALL Muslims and especially new Muslims because…

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A Quiet Christmas

Assalaam ‘alaykum/Peace be with you, We have scheduled our mini issue for Christmas especially for all you young Muslimahs who are spending a quiet day with family and with your own personal reflections masha’Allah. Perhaps you will pick up a pen and explore your thoughts through writing. Perhaps you will read the writing of others…

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Editor’s Autumn

Assalaam ‘alaykum/Peace be with you, Alhamdulillah for the seasons. I am enjoying each stage of witnessing the various and changing colours of deciduous leaves, I have been privileged to witness conkers bounce out of their fallen shells, and I feel in awe of the autumnal beauties of change and diversity. For this, our second, issue…

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Are You Releasing Or Recycling?

How do you deal with your emotions? Are you releasing or recycling? So I just learnt about this concept. When we are dealing with any of our challenges we are either actively releasing our emotions or recycling them. Releasing is when we have dealt with our emotions – actively. And the time span for this…

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

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…

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Editor’s Welcome

Living My Faith – Ramadan and Beyond Assalaam alaykum/Peace be with you, Welcome to our first issue of Young Muslimah Magazine (YMM), the free online magazine for aspiring Muslimah readers aged thirteen and over, and for aspiring writers – YMM is designed to provide a career ground for new writers as well as to provide…

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Your Ultimate Self-Help Book

Our Islamic Editor Nadia Leona Yunis shares insights into overcoming sad feelings when Ramadan comes towards its end – you may want to save this one for Ramadan’s last ten days or prepare in advance and read it now This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of…