Taqwa is the state in which a believer is constantly conscious of not committing a sin or an action that would earn him or her the wrath of Allah (swt).
Ideas that are born out of personal experience seem to go the distance. Shezlong, the region’s first online platform specialising in rehabilitation and psychotherapy, came about after software engineer and founder Ahmed Abu el-Haz experienced a horrific horse riding accident in 2014.
You could be forgiven for thinking that this little office, tucked away on the side of a Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) in Dubai, is just another local takeaway joint. But once you step into the compact space, it’s all sun-drenched Silicon valley–style co-working space, with a bunch of people tapping away at their laptops. The sounds and smells emerging from the kitchen round the back, however, give away the venue’s culinary leanings. This is Kitchen Nation, the UAE’s first culinary incubator.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of eating a Syrian breakfast knows that one of its tasty components is a good chunk of halloumi cheese. Halloumi, or hallum as it’s known in some parts of the world, is a Cypriot cheese that is also native to Greece, Turkey, and the Levant (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine). The cheese has taken Europe by storm, with Britain and Sweden being it’s most popular European countries of consumption outside of Cyprus.
Pakistan’s most well-known philanthropist and activist, Abdul Sattar Edhi, who dedicated his entire life to serving the poor of Pakistan, passed away Friday evening at the age of 88.
A while ago, I found out about a cute hijab company called Framed People, based in Los Angeles, that carries hijabs made with fairtrade fabrics. Recently the founder, 27-year-old Zain Abdullah, co-founded Halal Chef with her husband Rehan Azhar, 26. I was so excited to hear about this because I’m always looking for quality, clean and healthy meals for my family. I got to chat with Zain, who is based in San Francisco and Chicago, to learn more about this unique service as well as more about her hijab brand. Check it out!
Before Esma Dahmani opened shop as a halal sushi business in Eindhoven, a city in the south of the Netherlands, she was a banker who spent a lot of time thinking about sushi.
Jihad Al Nafs. No, this is not the kind of Jihad almost everyone in the media and beyond is scared to the bone about — or the one that is often misinterpreted to be acts of violence on the battlefield
A British grandfather hopes to share the Christmas spirit feed up to 15,000 refugees per day after converting a bus into a travelling kitchen. Ghafoor Hussain, from Stockton-on-Tees, spent thousands of pounds to buy and transform the single-decker vehicle into a moving canteen to help people who have fled their countries in hope of a better life in Europe.
More than half a million people have entered
Abdul Sattar Edhi, or known as Maulana Edhi, is a philanthropist from Pakistan acknowledged for universal compassionate work. Edhi was born in 1928 in Bantva (Gujarat), British India. When he was 11, his mom got paralyzed and afterward grew mentally sick, then passed away when he was 19. His own encounters made him build up a system of services for the more seasoned, mentally ill and challenged individuals.
ZahaHadid’s buildings are not warm. With long, curving lines and sudden sharp angles, they tend to transcend their surroundings rather than grow out of them. In the same way,Hadid’s life story is one in which she transcended her surroundings, transcended the categories and limits of gender and race. She was a perennial outsider. It is one of the ironies of her life that a woman who built projects that strongly marked those cities
Engineers in Gaza convert the rubble of war into concrete for rebuilding. An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and Angham Elmadhoun–are challenging stereotypes along the way. The women want to scale their operation for mass production and are looking to get a contract with a private company