8 Most Intelligent Muslim Countries In The World – 2021 Guide

It is a pretty challenging task to find out the most intellectual countries in the world. Well, one can only determine the same through the IQ level of people living in those countries. Every country or nation has different types of people. In other words, the IQ levels of those people will be different from … Read more

Dating A Foreigner, Things You Should Expect – 2021 Guide

Dating a foreigner may have seemed like a weird thing, but with the world becoming one huge global village, there are bound to be instances when you get attracted to someone different from you. Different cultures, diversities, places, work, and many other reasons can be catalysts in developing feelings for someone not of your nationality. … 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

Life in a refugee camp

Many years after fleeing into exile, Sazan M Mandalawi returns to her homeland to help youth whose lives are on hold. I was born a refugee in Iranian Kurdistan. A year before my birth, Saddam Hussein launched a campaign of genocide against the Kurdish people; thousands in the Kurdish city of Halabja, Iraq were killed by a … Read more

Zaha Hadid, the “Lady Gaga” of architecture

She has broken a multitude of “glass ceilings”, thanks in part to her inclusive, supportive upbringing. Raquel Evita Saraswati tells us more about the iconic architect. The London Olympics earlier this year brought the role of Muslim women in sport to the forefront of public discussion. Egypt sent more Muslim women than any other Muslim-majority country, while … Read more

Lubna Agha: creator of Islamic art with meditative precision

She rose above words and imagination, viewing the ordinary with a new eye to create eternal pieces of Islamic art. To commemorate the second anniversary of Agha Lubna’s passing, Najwa Abdullah speaks to her husband Yusuf about her inspiring life. Born in 1949 in Quetta, Pakistan, Lubna Agha was an accomplished realist whose works are widely … Read more

In memorial: Benazir Bhutto

Steadfast in her beliefs, she vowed to put her nation first – even before her own family. Jack McGee takes a look back on the life of the former prime minister of Pakistan on the anniversary of her assassination. She is often lambasted as having been un-Islamic, corrupt and out of touch with the people. Such criticism … Read more

For the love of tradition: Why arranged marriages remain relevant

The couple in front of Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore the week of their nikkah, January 2009. Does a centuries-old custom hold a key to love and happiness? By Shireen Qudosi. “Happily ever after” isn’t always about finding your prince charming. Sometimes it can be about finding a toad with potential. The modern dating scene, befuddled … Read more

The power of positivity, as illustrated by the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad

When life weighs us down with lemons, let us take our lead from the lessons of both the past and the future. By Afia R Fitriati. Here’s reality number one: Living as a Muslim is not particularly easy in this day and age. As an ummah, we are faced with enormous modern-day struggles: eradicating poverty, doing … Read more