How To Get Those Once-In-A-Lifetime Candid Photos At Your Wedding

Weddings aren’t just a solemn declaration of spousal love and commitment: they’re supposed to be fun too! I know first hand, however, how difficult getting natural-looking, candid wedding photos can be. There’s nothing worse than having cameras in your face all day long, capturing every smile and frown. You feel horribly self-conscious – not spontaneous … Read more

The Best And Most Popular Muslim Last Names

Last names are the part of the name of the person that is usually associated with a person’s family, cultural value or religion. It is considered as the part of the personal name of the person that helps identify which culture or religion that specific person is from. Muslims have very specific last names. Some … Read more

Important Things to Know Before Getting Pregnant

Whether you are a laid-back mom-to-be who doesn’t focus on knowing a lot about pregnancy, or the type of mama who reads plenty of books and articles about babies, there are certain things you should know before getting pregnant. However, these tips are useful even if you’re already pregnant. Get Ready for Touches Be prepared … Read more

Music Video | Forgotten Promises

When media coverage of the drought in the Horn of Africa began to decline and 13 million people continued to face starvation, ‘Listen. Help.’ was conceptualized by teaming up with WFP and international music star Sami Yusuf. Each download of Sami Yusuf’s song ‘Forgotten Promises’ provides food for two hungry people. The website highlights the … Read more

We Are Family

YazTheSpaz reflects on the importance of family in our lives. Every journey has struggles and obstacles that we must overcome to reach our goals. Our family, friends, coworkers and (if we have them) children can motivate us to hit our personal targets. Throughout the years, I’ve found that I get the most ambition to reach my … Read more

New Records, Reflection Mark Everest 60th Anniversary

Palestinian Raed Zidan (L) and Saudi Arabian Raha Moharrak (R) smile upon their arrival from Nepal at UAE’s Sharjah airport on May 26, 2013, after they successfully climbed Mount Everest. Moharrak became the first Saudi female and youngest Arab to reach the summit of Mount Everest, while fellow climbers Zidan and Qatari Sheikh Mohammed Bin … Read more

Young, Urban Women: The Face of Turkey’s Protest Movement

ISTANBUL, June 10, 2013. By Karim Talbi (AFP) – They are young, urban and well-educated, and for the past week they have been sleeping in an Istanbul park: meet the women on the frontline of Turkey’s mass anti-government protests. “We are the women Erdogan would like to see staying at home,” said actress Sevi Algan, … Read more

Does Islam Need Feminism?

Amani Alkhat wonders if Islam and feminism can work together. Feminism. In many Muslim communities, the word rolls off the tongue with a bitter aftertaste. And amongst the women of these communities, a stigma surrounds the movement with an especially unique reception. My issue with feminism is that its movement has been dominated by white, middle-class … Read more

Our Ramadan Challenges: More Responsibility, Greater Capability

While women may have more responsibilities in the sacred month, they also have more strength, writes Alayna Ahmad. The sacred month of Ramadan does not prescribe specific roles for men and women. Both are required to fast and make up any missed days. However, in general, Ramadan appears to be more challenging for women, especially those … Read more