There are people on this Earth who are shining lights, carrying in their minds bits of information and volumes of knowledge, and by nature share what they know everywhere they go. Three weeks ago the world lost one of its lights. He passed away, as life by nature sweeps us all down this same road, but in his case, he left much behind to benefit the world and make it a brighter place.
As Muslims, we love anyone whom Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) loved. There is much to love about Jafar bin Abi Talib, the Prophet’s cousin and Ali’s brother (may Allah be pleased with them). Jafar was very close to the Prophet (peace be upon him), not only in blood relations, but also in character.
Hanisah Lia Muhammad Salleh is a 38-year-old mom from Brunei Darussalam. She has two boys and works as a social media manager and content creator. She is also an Islamic parenting coach. Hanisah lived in Oman for 6 years but has been back in Brunei since 2020. Aside from her work and family commitments, Hanisah hosts workshops for parents and halaqaat for members of her local expat community.
A mixed medium piece which represents the lessons of Rasulallah (s). The putting together of the puzzle pieces expresses the importance of community and being open to work together despite our differences, just like the Muhajireen and Ansar balanced each other out. The dots vet colors to represent all the different degrees of faith in Muslims and non-Muslims. Notice some dots are fully in the rays of light, some fully in the dark and some a little in both.
Oh Allah, I want for my Sisters
What I want for myself
May Quran be always in my hand
Not collecting dust on the shelf.
With weekly lessons that help strengthen the heart and rediscover the joy of life, Joy Jots: Exercises for a Happy Heart by Tamara Gray is a wonderful guide to keeping on the path of Islam and establishing a closer relationship to Allah swt. Made up of 52 practical lessons and exercises, the book helps the reader not only learn how to adopt good practices, but assists them with putting the knowledge to use by keeping track and holding accountability for oneself.
Dorene Alama was born in Minnesota, but has spent most of her life living on the East Coast. She has been in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the past 14 years …
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Safa Younus grew up in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and 5 kids, who are between the ages of 10-22. She embraced Islam in college, and graduated with …