Photo Essay: A Working Ramadan

In a series of photographs, Zinah Nur Sharif captures the theme of work during Ramadan’s fasting hours in London. In Muslim-majority countries, working hours may be shortened or even put on hold during the  sacred month of Ramadan. This allows Muslims to focus on other things and ease their workload during the fasting hours. However, for those … Read more

Style Spied: Norfasarie from Singapore

Stylish and poised mother of two, Norfasarie wows us with her timeless taste. By Shea Rasol. A successful woman at such a young age, Norfasarie Mohd Yahya is Singapore’s rising gem. As the director of SPA by Norfasarie’, she has gotten ladies near and far queuing for appointments to pamper themselves at her establishment. Describing her … Read more

Amina Elshafei: MasterChef of Halal Proportions

Brought up in a multicultural household in Sydney, MasterChef participant Amina Elshafei speaks to Tazin Abdullah about what inspires and moves her to cook. Food court at the Blue Mountains, Sydney. Typical packed lunchtime crowd at a tourist destination. You finally get to the end of the long queue knowing that, like every other time, you’re going … Read more

Halal Beijing

The ancient capital of the Middle Kingdom, Beijing is a mindboggling mix of history and modernity, culture and architecture. By Laila Achmad. Seek knowledge, even as far as China.’ Even then, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recognized China’s allure. As the political and cultural center of a rising superpower, Beijing is an obvious first choice … Read more

How Islam Can Make You Happy

Happiness, from the point of view of Islam, is not only gained from our connection with Allah, but also from how we emanate that connection in our daily lives when we deal with others. Elsa Febiola Aryanti puts it all into perspective. Maintaining a state of happiness is essential for Dian, who has been suffering from lupus … Read more