By: Abu Safiyyah
Phones! Every has one and many of us simply can’t live without them. Phones have come a long way and they now allow us to access tons of information from our finger tips. Our phones are constantly pinging due to notifications from email clients, social media apps, news apps, games and instant messaging apps etc. In the blessed month of Ramadan, we mustn’t let our phones distract us, let’s use this month to get closer to Allah. These 6 tips will help you ‘fast’ from your phones this Ramadan.
By: Asma Uddin and Shazia Kamal
In the next few weeks, you may come into work and find your co-worker taking a power nap at 9:30am. At break time, you’ll notice she is missing in the discussion about Harry Potter over at the water cooler. At the staff meeting, you will be shocked when she is offered coffee and cookies and refuses ! By lunch time, your concern about her missing at the water cooler compels you to investigate the situation.
Then you remember what she had mentioned last week over a delicious Sushi lunch. Flooded with relief, you go up to her desk, and proclaim with much gusto, “Ramadan Mubarak (Moo-baa-rak)!” Ramadan’s Blessings to you!
The month of Ramadan is a happy occasion; it is the month that the Muslim holy book, the Koran, was revealed to our Prophet Muhammad. Muslims are called by their religion to celebrate the month by coming together in worship, fasting each day for thirty days from dawn until sunset.
While this may seem like a tremendous feat, consider this: Fasting while working is an even greater endeavor. Make it a little easier on your Muslim colleague by following a couple of simple rules:
By: Liza Darwin
Recent advances in technology have allowed clothing to better adapt to the climate — and that goes for everything from the gear worn to fight fires to your getup for sweating it out at the gym. But, according to 22-year-old entrepreneur Ahmad Ghanem, there’s one group that needs heat-wicking textiles more than anyone: headscarf-wearing Muslim women. The traditional hijab is worn all year round, which can make hot summer days tortuous. With that in mind, Ghanem created Veil, the first-ever line of climate-adaptive hijabs. “No matter how hot it is outside, they wear it — and they wear it with pride,” he explains on his Kickstarter video. “It’s up to us to make their lives a little more comfortable.”
Inspired by performance-wear companies like Nike and Under Armour, the Veil “Cool Dry” hijab is made of a special fabric that keeps wearers 7 to 10 degrees cooler than the standard hijab. The nylon material — which Ghanem found after testing hundreds of different options over the course of two years — blocks 80% of heat, offers UV protection, and is completely waterproof. It’s a simple, yet brilliant, makeover for the garment, which has already seen its fair share of changes over the years.
Clearly, Ghanem is onto something: The crowdsourced project launched just a few weeks ago, and already the company has raised nearly $20,000 (quadruple its $5,000 goal). Customers can pre-order Veil’s Cool Dry hijab until June 20 via Kickstarter, and eventually Ghanem wants to expand into retailers.
As he told BuzzFeed of the brand mission, “I want to continue to innovate, revolutionize, and change the way people see the hijab. These women are the strongest and [steadfast], and they deserve everything. The hate and verbal abuse many of them receive is wrong and unfair, and I hope my brand can inspire them to go out and become what they want to be.” Find out more about Veil in the video below, and donate to the campaignhere. (Buzzfeed)
By: Kim Stern
When you enter into a marriage, you never think about the fact that a large percentage of marriages actually fail. Marriages fail for many reasons and if you’ve had a failed marriage your main reason for failure might be different than most others. However, there are some reasons that are consistent across most failed marriages.
Take a look at my list of the 8 reasons why most fail.