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20 Lessons from Divorce for Muslimahs

It is important to afford one’s former spouse and the nikah you had with them the dignity of not running each other down. It’s a noble stance. With that said, the years and life will go on, and you will need to contextualize your marriage and divorce, as well as the post divorce identity. This is what I’ve learnt from my Divorce, and I hope it will be beneficial for those who aren’t yet able to articulate their feelings. 1. Marriage and divorce are very sobering 2. Iddah is bearing. It’s painful.  It feels like forever. It feels like...

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The Post-Hifth Life

Your journey only starts once you’ve completed. This statement is something I heard over and over, especially at completion ceremonies. However, while you’re memorising, all you can think of is finally finishing. So the reality of living life as a haafithah never sunk in until after my tamat (graduation/hifth finishing) in December 2015. Now there were no teachers, no revision schedules to fill in, and no classmates to recite to. It was up to me to keep up the Qur’an on my own. I wish I learned earlier on that in reality, Allah is your only support structure. Dhor...

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Essential Muslim Tips for the Cape Town Water Crisis

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) passed by Sa‘d when he was performing wudhu, and he said, “What is this extravagance, O Sa‘d?” He said: Can there be any extravagance in wudhu’? He said, “Yes, even if you are on the bank of a flowing river.” **Read note 1. Cape Town has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in years, and thus Capetonians have been employing various methods of water conservation to delay the impending Day ZERO. However, as Day ZERO fast approaches; talks have now shifted to “how will we get by?“....

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UZ Writers workshop Review

This workshop was a great push to get you to start writing, and move forward, instead of placing your writing dreams on the backburner and waiting on the elusive Someday – Someday i will write, someday i will be good enough, some day… Here are some amazing gems from this workshop to help you along on your journey Everything starts with a thought, keep going from this point. There is power in storytelling Storytelling is where the hear and the pen meet. It gives voice to the imagination. Invest time in nurturing the heart of what you are doing...

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The Conference Ready Muslimah

South Africa is now opening up its doors to many more conferences for the everyday Muslimah. This is a great way to network, connect with like minded individuals as well as expand on your knowledge.  How can you be Conference Ready? MuslimahLifestyle brings you some practical tips to help you get the most out of your conference experience. Lets cover the Essentials First! Registration!  Register timeously so you can score the Early Bird Discount, as well as have enough time to process the relevant payment without difficulty. Carry along your ticket / proof of payment / registration information. Ensure...

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