IN THIS ISSUE

  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Siham Omri, Nana Firman, Sumayya Allen
    A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

    A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

    by Siham Omri, Nana Firman, Sumayya Allen

    In several Muslim-majority countries, women are on the forefront of sustainability and climate change advocacy. One of the best known is Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability at Masdar, an Abu Dhabi company focused on renewable energy through a holistic approach. She is also Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, a $4 million award given to

  • FEATURE
    Melanie Villegas, Tamika Evans
    CHILD'S PLAY

    CHILD'S PLAY

    by Melanie Villegas &Tamika Evans
    Photos by Melanie Vellegas

    We are two mothers who want to inspire Muslim communities to get outside, make new discoveries, explore the world and get closer to the Creator. Let’s look at life through a child’s perspective; let’s chase the adventures of childhood play together.

    Can you remember the sensations of your childhood play, with your experiences in nature

  • FEATURE
    Rima Al Ajloun
    SACRED GEOMETRY

    SACRED GEOMETRY

    by Rima Al Ajloun

    As I stood at the threshold of the Royal Alcazar in Seville, Spain, I was captivated and overwhelmed by the playful array of ornaments encapsulating a majestic presence. My heart raced as the rich diversity of patterns dazzled my eyes and their complicated intricacies puzzled my mind. I knew these diverse ornamental patterns on the Patio of Virgins represented multiple

  • FEATURE
    Iqra Ahmad
    STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT. YOU?

    STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT. YOU?

    by Iqra Ahmad

    In Murfreesboro Tennessee where a community aggressively fought for two years over whether to allow the construction of a mosque, who would have ever believed that a mere 280 miles to the east a university campus, East Tennessee State University, was about to elect a Muslim woman Student Body President?

    My parents named me Iqra, which, in Arabic, means ‘to read’, ‘to educate

  • FEATURE
    Ambata Kazi-Nance
    SERVING ALLAH BY SERVING THE PEOPLE

    SERVING ALLAH BY SERVING THE PEOPLE

    by Ambata Kazi-Nance

    And those who strive in Our Cause, We will certainly guide them to Our Path: for indeed Allah is with those who do right” (29:69).

    Every day numerous Americans find themselves unwell and without access to quality healthcare because they have no insurance. Responding to the call for help, several free and low-cost Muslim owned and operated health clinics have emerged

  • STYLE
    Nuzalita, Lisa Vogl
    THE CAPTIVATING KAFTAN

    THE CAPTIVATING KAFTAN

    by Nuzalita
    Photos by Lisa Vogl

    Flowing with elegance, it flutters around the ankles with fluid femininity. Once worn daily in royal courts by queens and sultanas, this garment is known by numerous names. It’s sometimes called a kaftan, caftan, boubou, abaya, takshita, jilbab or dashiki.

    Regardless of its name it is always comfortable, always captivating. Made from a wide variety of textiles and

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