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Sadaf Farooqi is a postgraduate in Computer Science who has done the Taleem Al-Quran Course from Al-Huda International, Institute of Islamic Education for Women, in Karachi, Pakistan. 11 years on, she is now a homeschooling parent of three children, a blogger, published author and freelance writer. She has written articles regularly for Hiba Magazine, SISTERS Magazine and Saudi Gazette. Sadaf shares her life experiences and insights on her award-winning blog, Sadaf's Space, and intermittently teaches subjects such as Fiqh of Zakah, Aqeedah, Arabic Grammar, and Science of Hadith part-time at a local branch of Al-Huda. She has recently become a published author of a book titled 'Traversing the Highs and Lows of Muslim Marriage'. For most part, her Jihad bil Qalam involves juggling work around persistent power breakdowns and preventing six chubby little hands from her computer! Even though it may not seem so, most of her time is spent not in doing all this, but in what she loves most - reading.

“Lights, Camera,….STOP!” – an Exclusive Interview With Pakistani Former Showbiz Actress and Model, Sara Chaudhry

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"Well I was happy before, but there was always something missing, always a sad part in life. My worries for the world, which were never ending. Daily, something new. It used to irritate me a bit at times, that men looked at me as if I'm a chicken piece. Now Alhamdulillah its peace. The only thing I'm worried about is my Akhirah." Read More »

The Apprentice

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I have alhamdulillah come a long, long way since my perception of my children as noise-creators, troublemakers, clutter-generators and stress-inducers who need to be run after and coerced to behave properly. Now I see them as my young "apprentices" in the path of Deen, albeit ones who need a stern eye and a reprimand here and there when they, acting upon their natural human instincts, act naughtily or behave mischievously. Read More »

The Creation of Man as Mentioned in the Quran

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Many times in the Quran, Allah draws our attention to the way we were created. It is interesting to remember though, that at the time when these verses were revealed, human beings had limited knowledge about the process of human birth, unlike now. Read More »

Gearing Up for the Month of Worship

Do you want to memorize a portion of the Quran every day after Fajr prayer? Do you want to go to taraweeh every night this year, now that your youngest child has weaned? Do you want to arrange for more iftaars for everyone at the masjid? Read More »

Wealth and the Rejection of Truth

The Qur’an teaches us that wealth, power and social prestige – blessings that almost everyone desires in life – can become a Fitnah or trial of faith if it starts to stand in the way of a person’s embracing Islam completely and acting upon the Deen of Allah. When a person has wealth, he starts to think with certainty that he must be on the right path and that Allah is pleased with him. Moreover, wealth can make a person look down upon and deride those righteous people who are sincere to Allah’s cause but who belong to a lower socioeconomic class. Read More »

Using Arabic Grammar to Understand the Qur’an

The Quran is indeed a treasure trove of gems, but only for the one who seeks them from this trove with the correct intention, and via correct branches and sources of knowledge, which include the rules of tajweed and other supplementary subjects. Read More »

Parables in the Quran: The Spider’s Web

As I recently observed a spider slowly but surely descend downwards, I marveled at its dexterity of producing a silken thread from within its own body, which enables it to build a home for itself. Read More »

How To Respect Your Teens’ Privacy

Your teenagers will begin to indicate their privacy needs through body language. It might be a scowl when they are asked a question they find invasive, a tantrum when you go through their closet to look for something, or an outright wrangle with a sibling when the latter enters their room while they are studying. Read More »

Blessed Prophetic Encounters: a Tearful Rider and a Toiling Wife

Moreover, this love for the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] should also make us feel an intense desire to meet him and see him in person, since one favor that his companions had the privilege of possessing, which we can never even hope to do in this worldly life, is the joy of beholding him in flesh and blood before their eyes, talking to him, and being in his company. Read More »

The Adventures of Homeschooling

A homeschooling household transforms into a center of learning for the children, a place where parents are guides and teachers, where the children contribute to the chores and help out their parents in all activities. Read More »

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