IN THIS ISSUE

  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Tayyibah Taylor
    SECRETS OF SUCCESS

    SECRETS OF SUCCESS

    What Businesswomen Know about Adversity and Prosperity

    by Tayyibah Taylor, Sumayyah Meehan

    Despite the woes of the recession, women owned businesses are making remarkable strides. The fastest growing segment of the small and medium size company arena is businesses owned by women. According to the most recent edition of the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, women-owned enterprises

  • FEATURE
    Khalidah Ali
    THE FOUNDING MOTHERS

    THE FOUNDING MOTHERS

    The Story of the Dundas Street Mosque and its Female Contributors

    by Khalidah Ali
    Photographs copyright and courtesy of The Tessellate Institute

    Toronto is a city with a thriving Muslim community. It is home to over one hundred masajid and Islamic centers that were built by many hard working Canadians dedicated to carving out a space for Muslims in Canada. Though important scholarship has begun,

  • FEATURE
    Aamna Anwer, Aliya A Latif, Saadia Abdu
    SERVING THE WORLD

    SERVING THE WORLD

    by Aamna Anwer, by Aliya A Latif, Saadia Abdu
    photos by Ata ul Malik Khan

    Sitting in the comfort of a safe living room, many of us avert our eyes from the pain and the destruction of disasters on the evening news – torrential floods sweeping away villages, devastating earthquakes flattening homes, and waves of diseases crippling people. Some of us are stirred to donate money to help the survivors

  • FEATURE
    Charchelle Ware
    THROUGH THE ARTISTS EYES

    THROUGH THE ARTISTS EYES

    by Charchelle Ware

    Art is a language understood around the world. An expression with various forms, art can be therapy that inspires or a statement that motivates change. Spectacular artwork can come from brilliant artists who view their world in remarkable ways. There is a whole world to explore through the eyes of an artist. Here we glimpse that realm with a painter and two

  • MENU
    MY HALAL KITCHEN

    MY HALAL KITCHEN

    Summer Favorites

    When Yvonne Maffei steps into the kitchen to create a new recipe, she is concerned with three things: the dish should be halal, healthy and tasty. Those parameters, mixed with her extensive knowledge of food and layered with her passion for cooking, enable the culinary instructor of My Halal Kitchen to whip up delicious meals and dishes that can thrill one’s taste buds.
    If you

  • FEATURE
    Molly Darden
    SOUL and the STETHOSCOPE

    SOUL and the STETHOSCOPE

    by Molly Darden

    For Muslim women, a decision to practice medicine involves a variety of issues to consider. Can I blend my Islamic values with modern medical practices? Will I get along with my non-Muslim colleagues, and what if I marry and have a family? Female Muslim physicians must be both cognizant of Muslim ethics and comfortable with the disparate ethics and beliefs of their

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