Auumn Tree

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 of Young Muslimah Magazine (YMM), our theme is ‘Inner and Outer Me’ and our content seems, to me, to befit the reflective yet proactive and ultimately positive flow of autumnal release.

Masha’Allah our Islamic Editor Nadia Leona Yunis has gifted us with a transformational article about release, we have a large collection of poems for you to enjoy, be moved by, and to provoke you to reflect upon your current perceptions and feelings, and we have a number of thought-provoking articles shared with empathy for your personal needs for positive changes.

As a magazine for aspiring female writers, Young Muslimah Magazine hopes to attract previously unpublished freelancers as well as to provide a platform for aspiring authors and established writers to connect with readers. Alhamdulillah we are happy to support writers who choose to write for us once as much as we are grateful for long-term commitments to columns and series.

​SubhanAllah in this issue author Hend Hegazi has continued her writer’s column, poet Saira Anwar has another new poem for you, and Eco-Queen Wardah Abbas has four articles to support you on your journeys as aspiring vicegerents of Allah’s earth (SWT).

LaYinka Sanni and Shabana Diouri have been unable to write fresh pieces at this time so we have gladly republished some of their work. A couple of book reviewers have been delayed so we will be patient insha’Allah.

Masha’Allah, new writer Fatima Abdulrazak made a submission to the ‘I Love Manners’ series and we liked her style so much we created a new rant column for her. I hope you like it, too, as well as the other articles I have not referred to here.

If you are interested in submitting your writing to YMM please read through some of our articles and, importantly, our writers’ guidelines, and do consider joining our email list.

I pray that Allah SWT will cause countless blessings to fall upon you and your families as you let go of worldly attachments for the sake of holding on to your worship of Him.

Ma salaama,

Elizabeth Lymer

“Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.”

The Qur’an, Surah Al-’A’raaf (Chapter of the heights) 7:23

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