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‘A’ for Effort: Jobseekers’ Interview Blueprint

‘A’ for Effort: Jobseekers’ Interview Blueprint

A tidal wave of resignations has been recorded around the world. It has been labelled as the Great Resignation. In the United States alone, a staggering 4 million people quit their jobs in July 2021. Mostly, the pandemic has been identified as the push factor whereby...

The Muralist – Teakster

The Muralist – Teakster

Kneeling on an outdoor drop cloth speckled with blue and green paint, Hatiq Mohammed—known better as the artist Teakster—tapes a star-shaped stencil against a wall. He wears a dark-blue painter’s jumper, and he’s slung an industrial-grade filtration mask around his...

Why Won’t My Kids Listen To Me?

Why Won’t My Kids Listen To Me?

This is a really lovely way of asking the real question, “How do I get my child to do as I say?” and this has been the age-old dilemma of parenting forever! In order to answer this question there are a few things we need to consider which requires shifting the lens a...

Simple Happiness Hacks For Muslims

Simple Happiness Hacks For Muslims

Nowadays, there are so many things that could potentially get on our nerves in a heartbeat. As we live in a state of constant flux and unpredictability, anger could easily consume us and descend us into despair if left unchecked.  Albeit our normal daily life has been...

School Zone: Adjusting Learning in the New Normal

School Zone: Adjusting Learning in the New Normal

As we reflect on the global situation for the past two years, we cannot help but be hyper-aware that certain facets of our lives are never going to be the same. One area is education. According to data by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund...

Halal Cosmetics – The Latest Buzzword In The Beauty Industry

Halal Cosmetics – The Latest Buzzword In The Beauty Industry

Walking through aisles of beauty products at malls and markets, endlessly scrolling through online stores to find that perfect lip shade or nail polish? Frustrated, you choose to walk away or just close the tab on your device because the halal sign is missing. What a...

Paws for Thought: Love for Felines in Islam

Paws for Thought: Love for Felines in Islam

Most of us would have had a pet cat when we were younger. Or, at the very least, we continually come across strays in our neighbourhoods which we have been feeding for weeks, months or even years. It seems that we just cannot resist these mischievous four-legged...

6 Books To Connect Your Children To Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

6 Books To Connect Your Children To Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

When I first took Islamic parenting classes, the teachers kept on repeating that we should instill love for our Prophet ﷺ in our children. Honestly, I didn't know where to start. So naturally, I turned to books to help me out in this important task. ⁣⁣Alhamdulillah,...

The Sweetness of My Middle Eastern Vegan Kitchen

The Sweetness of My Middle Eastern Vegan Kitchen

The dish is famous in kitchens across the Middle East. My mother taught it to me, and tonight I am preparing it for my family. Taze Fasulye—fresh bean casserole—has proven to be a rich, nourishing comfort food amid duress over the past year. But in my kitchen, the...

Devouring Written Words: Healthy Reading Habits

Devouring Written Words: Healthy Reading Habits

Reading is fundamental when it comes to the pursuit of knowledge. Fortunately, we will never run out of options when it comes to books. The global book market is estimated to grow from US$87.92 billion in 2020 to a staggering US$92.68 billion in 2021. This figure is...

5 Trailblazing Muslim Women Who Influenced Islamic History

5 Trailblazing Muslim Women Who Influenced Islamic History

People might be aware of modern inspiring Muslim women. There are lots of female Muslim names that are taking action to make the world a better place, with their notable contributions in the arts, science, sports and politics.  Some of those names may be familiar to...

Navigating Mental Wellness As A Muslim

Navigating Mental Wellness As A Muslim

We have been through so much for nearly two years now since the emergence of the, still ongoing, world health challenge — Covid-19. As the pace of recovery picks up with the cautious and gradual reopening of physical borders, that does not mean we are unshackled from...