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Mar07

Are you married yet?

By: Raidah Shah Idil Source: MuslimVillage One minute, you’re an invincible 21 year old fending off oh-so-lame marriage proposals, and the next minute, you’re 28, single, and wondering what happened. For those quick to accuse single sisters of being “too picky”, I’d like to offer a reality check: none of the single sisters I know choose to be single because they feel like it. It’s either a lack of good proposals, or good proposals that just haven’t worked out. Many of these amazing women are women of deen and adab, women who contribute to our community in their chosen field. They’re doctors, dentists, teachers, academics, researchers and yet, they...

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Intimacy in Islam
May17

Let’s talk about Sex….or can’t we?

Ladies and gentlemen, I am talking about That-Which-Cannot-Be-Named in all Muslim marriages. Sex. At the rate we produce children, you’d think it was a topic we could broach. Alas, this is not so – much to our detriment as individuals and communities. Something as deeply intimate as sex has the profound ability to either heal or harm. With the misinformation that’s out there, what chance do newlyweds have at establishing a good footing from the start of their marriages? We live in a world that tells you exactly what sex is about, whether you like it or not. Undressed women on gigantic billboards, pop culture encouraging young women to degrade themselves for love and young men being told...

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Amalina Aman
Mar30

Fashion, Islam and Aussie-grown talent

MuslimVillage.com’s Raidah Shah-Idil chats exclusively with up-and-coming Muslim fashion designer Amalina Aman about her clothing label, dreams and inspirations… How did you get started with a career in fashion design? I started to have a passion for fashion at a very young age. When I hit my high school years, I already knew what I wanted to do in my career. I have always loved fashion in everything and all the history behind it. As a young Muslim girl, I really wanted to do something big in Islamic fashion, so my family pushed me to the limit to do what I love the most. I have been studying fashion for four years, and at the moment I’m doing my Advanced Diploma in Fashion...

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