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How to Focus One of my favourite Confucius quote goes thus “A Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.” This statement created a very vivid image in my mind of the futility of trying to do too many things at the sa…

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Malala Yousafzai was born into a Sunni Muslim family of Pashtun ethnicity in Mingora, North-West frontier province of Pakistan. She was named after a Malalai in Maiwand, a famous Pashtun poet and warrior woman from south…

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Bismillah Rahmani Raheem Let us all remember that we must always strive to achieve success as a Muslim, success in life and most importantly success in the hereafter. To achieve these, let us endeavour to: Set good dai…

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Salaam alaikum brothers and sisters This is just a quick reminder of our being here on earth We are here to worship Allah, and Allah (SWT) alone Confidence is knowing that there is someone greater than one self No on…

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Salam to everyone today. Hope the weekend was great. This is my Monday morning motivation for all brothers and sisters in Islam Always remember that: Our minds remains our most valuable resource Your career is what you …

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With its vast, unpopulated deserts, low-slung buildings and oil, Saudi Arabia is a kingdom made for cars. But for its women, who are barred from driving, even picking up the dry cleaning is considered subversive. Manal a…

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Salam to everyone today. Hope the weekend was great. This is my Monday morning motivation for all brothers and sisters in Islam Always remember that: Our minds remains our most valuable resource Your career is what you …

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How is the Ramadan going? Yaya azumi? Aku ongbe. Am hoping to learn more languages with time. Be passionate about learning; read, read, read. Read everything across genres; the Qur’an, children's books, hadith, tech boo…

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Yvonne Ridley was born on 23rd April, 1958, in Stanley, County Durham, England. She is a British journalist, war correspondent and Respect Party activist best known for her capture by the Taliban and subsequent conversio…

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WIFE, MOTHER, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE Tawakul Karman is one of three women winners of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, the others are Leymanh Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf both of Liberia. She is…

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Salaam. We all owe it to ourselves to continue to make the best of this holy month of Ramadan and even beyond. I pray Allah (SWT) count us among the favoured in this life and the hereafter. Every one of us has a purpose…

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"I pray five times a day, I fast", I do all the things that my religion requires me to do," she said in Harper's Bazaar interview. "But, you know, maybe one day I will wear the veil - I don't rule it out." Her Majesty Qu…

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Salaam. I hope we are all making the best possible of this holy month of Ramadan I pray Allah (SWT) count us among the favoured in this life and the hereafter. Remember that life is short, so make it count A Muslim is n…

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Understand that two very important days in life are the days you were born and the day you figure out why you were born Have a voice and use it, also inspire others to find theirs Remember, evil triumphs when good (wo)…

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Have you an outing with your girlfriends? Going to the cinema or hanging out with family or colleagues this Saturday and looking for what to wear and still portray yourself a Muslim sister? Look no further; there are t-s…

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Take note that sincere worship is everyday we wake up Devotion also includes your character, values and principles Remember, you are the only Qur'an some people will ever read Make the 1one4 chapters of the Qur'an and…

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As salam Alaekum all, So sorry it's been a while since I wrote to you. You know how busy my work schedule can be right? I have literarily not had any break all year, phew! But I have good news. Yeah, you read me correct…

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Bismillah Rahmani Raheem Let us all remember that we must always strive to achieve success as a Muslim, success in life and most importantly success in the hereafter. To achieve these, let us endeavour to: Set good dai…

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Tees Like You've Never Seen It Before. Men, women and children t-shirts available for pre-order. N3,000 for male and female tees. N2,000 for boy and girl tees. Nationwide delivery. Call 014536161 You can't miss this one…

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Tees Like You've Never Seen It Before. Men, women and children t-shirts available for pre-order. N3,500 for male and female tees. N2,500 for boy and girl tees. Nationwide delivery. Call 014536161 You can't miss this one…

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Sometimes we wonder about life; what the grand purpose of life is. Who we are. Why we were created. What difference one could make. How do we make the world a better place. That brings me to the question - What are you …

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I just got news of a friends’ passing. She passed away during child birth. We were both born Muslims, but somewhere along the line she changed her faith. She changed as a result of marriage. Realigning faith under any gu…

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I love the great outdoors and admire the all round American persona. Skiing in Aspen, scuba diving, bungee jumping, surfing on the Pacific, racing in…

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I had overworked myself; my brain was fuzzy, my back ached, my eyes were literally closing, I felt terribly knackered and drifted to sleep. I dozed off on my office desk and straight to …

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As Salam Alaekum Warahmattullah Wabarakahtuhu Dearest Readers, It's been almost three months since I wrote to you, I am so sorry! But it's been really busy up here. Work has been a bit hectic but I must confess that it …

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My very dear friend Samira is getting married, we’ve been praying for this man to come for sooo long. Salat after salat, ramadan after ramadan, we called on Allah to give my friend a husband and … eureka! Allah answered …

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As Salam Alaekum, I knew I had to get a vacation ticket as soon as the month of April started, I was just so stressed out! The first three months of the year felt like 30 months. The combination of the cold weather and …

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A Buggatti and Maybach filled garage, a home on Banana Island, quarterly shopping trip to Rodeo Drive, the West End and Boulevard Haussmann, a luxury high rise apartment in Dubai, another white picket fenced home in Amer…

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You see, I made a new life resolution to enjoy my life and set big goals. I realized that I have been limiting As Salam Alaekum, I feel like it's being ages since I wrote to you thanks to this new busy me! I have been t…

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Am not singing the chorus of that T.I. and Rihanna’s hit single, am basically reiterating how I wish my wonderful sisters lived their everyday lives. The headlines are filled with negatives and being Muslim and being …

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As Salam Alaekum Warahmatullah Wabarakatu Dear Readers: I hope you are doing well and finding joy in every day things. As we begin this new hijrah, I pray for new beginnings full of love and peace for myself and everyon…

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As Salam Alaekum warahmattullah wabarahkahtuhu Alhamdulillah for this period of Eid Adha, it has been a perfect reminder of the huge sacrifice that the prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son were willing to make for the sake …

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Believing in Allah in times of difficulties and knowing set backs can only mean future blessing…

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As Salaam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters. Welcome to 1One4 magazine. Someone will most probably ask “what’s 1One4?” Well, 1One4 is from the number of chapters in the number one book of all Muslims; the Quran. The Quran enc…

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As Salam Alaekum warahmattullah wabarahkahtuhu I felt my heart beat much faster as I drove into the Masjid, I wondered how the meeting with Yusuf would turn out. I realized that I was unconsciously hoping his trip to Me…

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As Salam Alaekum Sisters: I hope you had a spiritually rewarding Ramadan like I did and you remembered me in your duas. As you can imagine, I made loads of dua during the month of Ramadan about the \'man\' issue. Each ti…

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Dear Diary: I just listened to a nice lecture about marriage on the Deen Show. Of all the things the Imam said in over half an hour, there was just one sentence that stuck with me which I don\'t think I will ever forget…

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Dear Diary, Keeping you is now becoming some type of soothing therapy session for my sometimes worried mind, thank you for taking in all my rants! The Islamic dating seminar was an eye opener, I heard so much that I left…

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Its been over a month since I came back from Nigeria and I still have nightmares about the whole experience, sigh! I cant seem to get rid of all the ‘hurry up and marry pressure that snuck into my luggage from Nigeria, b…

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My name is Niyah, I am 29 years old, and I come from a nice loving family made up of my parents, two sisters and one brother. …

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I have always found road trips more fascinating and somewhat more adventurous than any other form of transportation. Of course putting into consideration the purpose of travel and length of time, they may not always be i…

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“And when the Salah has ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allah, and remember Allah much so that you may be successful.” (Q62:10) In today\'s day and age, travel is an everyday occurrence …

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Being happy is very essential in our lives. Wearing a dimpled smile does not mean happiness always. Sometimes we fake it to make people think we are living a perfect life even when we are not. For me, happiness is depend…

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I do not have the power to be in every bedroom, my experience is from my work counseling several couples most especially woman and also from a lot of personal experience. I know sex, I understand sex and I recognise its …

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We live in the world of Brazilian weaves, long, fake lashes, artificial nails, whitenicious, age defying make up, skimpy, revealing clothes and bum shorts. We live in a world where people attain celebrity status just for…

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Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. [ Al-'Araf 7: 199] We are the same human race, but everyone is so different in personality, character, attitude, behaviour. I do not think the…

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"What is the life of this world but amusement and play? But verily the home in the hereafter, that is life indeed, if they but knew"( Ankabut 29:64). What is the first thing that come to our minds when we hear the word …

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I am not writing this to spite any argument but if I don’t say this, I could live with my conscience pricking me for the rest of my life. Life they say is a passing moment and everyone has different paths, stories and d…

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1one4.com Exclusive Interview of Unilag's Youngest Doctor, Mariam Opeyemi Raji. AS-SALAAM ALAEKUN WARAMOTULLAHI WABARAKATUHU We have in our midst today at 1one4.com, the youngest emerging medical doctor in 2014 from the…

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When I ask people if they are attracted to someone not like them, they say yes. For me, that is only applicable in laboratories where we were being taught "like charges repel, unlike charges attracts". In facts, I dis co…

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Woman was made of a rib out of side, not made out of his head to rule over him or under his feet to trample upon but by his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected and near his heart to be loved – Mathew…

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Love they say is like a quicksand in the hands, open the hand and it stays, clutch it and it darts away. Love as defined by neurologists is a chemical reaction in the brain, an illusion that cannot be seen or touched whi…

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I own a recruitment agency and come across several applications from supposedly promising Nigerian graduates who do not get far with me. I have a problem with people who do not write or speak well. I also have a problem …

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As a young girl, my mother taught me that virginity is a pride to be held to high esteem. I lived through my teenage years with this belief in my consciousness and sub-consciousness.…

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I was a cappite then a scarffite when I was in school and always get this question on Fridays - “So you are a Muslim?". As a socialite which could be classified as a moderate Muslim, I was considered a tad bit better, at…

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I am a trader and run a nice little shop in Ibadan, Oyo state. I love what I do as it allows me to interact with people and provide their basic needs. I also love my customers and they love me too. One evening, I closed …

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While still basking in the euphoria of my recent admission into the Nigerian Law School, I woke up to read a recent edition of a Lagos based newspapers and to my utter consternation, I was succinctly captivated by an hea…

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I read a lot of blogs and notice readers complain about the length of the articles. Even sometimes a writer warns about “long mail alert” because our generation do not just want to read anything longer than a few lines o…

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Change, they say is the measure of life, the only constant thing in life, the particular reason that there has been development and dynamism through the passing of time. We are all travellers passing through time, aspiri…

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I had been engaged in different games of sports while growing up and had learnt to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship; win some, lose some. We can’t win all the time nor can we lose all the time. If you won all the time,…

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If you’re reading this, then you’re probably old enough to understand... Our mothers tell us that a good girl should be seen and not heard; that a good girl should never ask questions; that a good girl should be pleased …

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So I get a call from home (am in school) saying my dad is ill. He's always ill these days, its normal, plus he's old, that's what I thought  two years ago when I got the news of loosing a parent, then it turned out to be…

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Please note that ‘this’ is generally not my forte. I believe that ‘secular feminism’ is an ideology designed to send women astray: *public, indiscriminate* sexual expression; promoting the idea that a woman can only ‘ow…

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My Dreams ended abruptly as soon as I heard the call to prayers at dawn. I jumped off the bed and hurried to the mosque. Something was different about today and I could feel it. While we sat outside for ablution (physica…

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IT JUST BEATS ME The good, the bad and the ugly have been perceptions of man to the various occurrences that he faces in life, especially when the decisions to be made involve emotions and have equal odds. I am a strivi…

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‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ (John 14:6)…

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So, in his dream, we came together, said our prayers, and wished our brave brothers/soldiers, the Defenders of the Muslims,...…

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It\'s not easy being green or so it says in the kiddies ‘Sesame Street series and this couldn\'t have been better expressed because irrespective of the fierce storms, the cold and harsh winds, the blistering heat of suns…

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History will exist to acknowledge without bias that the greatest success recorded in human relationship was among the Muslims of the time of the Prophet (SAW). The fact that this success has deteriorated over the years t…

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Sound funny? Not if you’ve ever fallen prey to this disturbing trend. The facts and circumstances may vary between cases but the mundane plot is fairly consistent: boy meets girl or vice versa. After some ritual of famil…

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A while ago, I thought differently of the world I lived in. My most poignant concern was primarily passing my exams and to a less extent making sure I wasn’t irrelevant in school. For that, I tried, as hard as it…

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As I drove my car into the premises, I noticed a beautifully structured mosque at the entrance of the gate. I parked my car, got down and went into the reception area. When I entered the main building I noticed two rooms…

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The role of food in a person's life cannot be disregarded as it is very necessary for his survival; for the nourishment of his body and mind. Eating food in the right proportion to supply essential nutrients to the body …

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Flatulence a.k.a. farting, 'passing wind' or 'messing' (Nigerian version) is caused by gas in the bowel. It is normal for the intestine to produce gas which is passed out through the anus at regular intervals. So it is n…

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"There has come unto you an exhortation from your Lord, a healing for that which is in your breasts, a guidance and mercy for the believers". (Surah Yunus 10: 57) Ebola was first discovered in 1976 by a scientist in the…

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You aren’t pregnant, are you? Then why indulge that bulgling tummy that make nearly everybody sees you as a good candidate for the Ante-Natal clinic near your home. Having sexy, flat tummy, looking hippy, trim and smart …

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As-salaam alaykum waramatullah wabarakatuhu. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I would like to welcome you to ‘Motherhood Dilemma’. Here, we will be discussing about the different kinds of challenge that mothers, carers, and…

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A desolate highway, a lonely hardworking girl, a bunch of street misfits with cruelty in their hearts. A gang rape that leaves a girl shattered for life. 16 years old Aminah does not have any fond memories of that night.…

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A serene silence greeted me as my voice died down. I called out again, mustering up strength to increase the volume of the resonance that emitted from the mouth. After a while, the gloomy noiseless hanging heavier in the…

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I do not know how long I was without conscious, wavering between obscurity and light but he nurses told me I was gone for several hours before and after I reached the hospital. They said I had first come conscious in the…

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“How are you all doing?” He brought up his hand for the camaraderie hand shake people were used to in Lagos. We stared at him, strikingly perplexed. Nobody had seen him coming and even so we were equally astonished to se…

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A serene silence greeted me as my voice died down. I called out again, mustering up strength to increase the volume of the resonance that emitted from the mouth. After a while, the gloomy noiseless hanging heavier in the…

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Two other cards passed but I was very concerned with what Yomi had to say and cared less at the ostensible debasement, I realized I could never stay aloft to this boy’s (now man) plight. Did I ever think I would? The tho…

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It was a long drive home that Friday evening, the Ikoyi streets seemingly more overcrowded than usual. Motorists were pursuing home with such ardor that the frenzy they caused could be smelt in the atmosphere. It was a r…

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I am a Muslim, I am always proud to be one Allah (SWT) has told me I am the best of mankind. He (SWT) has taught me the path to Jannah (paradise) via His messenger (SAW) and confirmed Him (SAW) as the best example He …

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As I was driving to work this week, I noticed that cars further up the road were swerving to avoid something. As the car in front of me swerved I finally got to…

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Writing this piece on Arab Interior Design reminds me of Aladdin, his lamp and carpet. These, along with other  Arab inspired  decorative pieces when introduced into a design scheme are distinct and near magically enough…

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Pray More An additional 15 minute prayer time in unorthodox places like the car, aside from the prescribed daily prayers goes a long way. Quiet Introspection A quiet time to one\'s self to meditate about God, his presenc…

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I had received the mail earlier in the day, about a janaza at the mosque after Zuhr. The brother who sent the mail had included the hadith of the prophet   " “The Muslim has five rights over his fellow-Muslim: he should …

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Alhamdulilah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allaah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from our souls’ evil and our wrong doings. He whom Allaah guides, no one can misguide; and he w…

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A. Introduction: There are many days set aside in non-Islamic societies to honour and appreciate special people; examples of these are Father\'s Day, Mother\'s Day, Memorial Day and Labour Day. In Islam, however, respec…

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1 Reciting Thikr (remembrance of Allah (SWT)) after Fajr prayer until sunrise. The Prophet (PBUH), said: \"Whoever performs Fajr prayer in congregation, then stays remembering Allah till the sun rises, then performs two …

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The car parking lots of movie theatres seem to be always full. Even during late nights, there seem to be always people gathering to watch the latest movies. The movies are usually one to two hours long, yet the audienc…

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There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he heade…

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Allah says in the Qur\'an \"Remember Allah abundantly, in order that you become successful\" Quran (Surah 8: Verse 45) \"Only in the remembrance of Allah (swt) will your heart find peace\" Quran (Surah 13: Verse 28) …

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When you are tired and discouraged From fruitless efforts …. Allah knows how hard you have tried When you’ve cried so long and Your heart is in anguish….. Allah has counted your tears If you feel that your life is on h…

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1. Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas Sameeaul Aleem Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing [Q2:127] 2. Rabbana wa-j\'alna Muslimayni laka ma min Dhurriyatina \'Ummatan M…

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1. Practice Islam as much as you can “He who loves my Sunnah has loved me, and he who loves me will be with me in Paradise.” -The Prophet Muhammad ? (Tirmidhi) As a Muslim, you will have trouble keeping up with prayers…

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Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) Say (O Muhammad PBUH): "Shall We tell you the greatest losers in respect of (their) deeds? ”Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by …

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Quran 16 Verses  90 & 91: Verily, Allah enjoins Al-Adl (i.e. justice and worshiping none but Allah Alone - Islamic Monotheism) and Al-Ihsan [i.e. to be patient in performing your duties to Allah, totally for Allah's…

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10 Ways to Prepare for Ramadan The blessed month of Ramadan will soon be upon us!!! To prepare us for the coming month, sister Umm Laithy Laith has nicely compiled ten simple yet effective ways to prepare for the month …

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All praise be to Allah who in his infinite mercy, has made it possible for us to be alive to witness yet another Ramadan. Countless were those with whom we all observed Ramadan fasting last year but today are no more liv…

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TYPES OF FASTING There are two types of fasting: There are obligatory fasting and voluntary fasting. As the terms indicate, obligatory fast is compulsory on Muslims (except those exempted by shari’ah). Failure to observe…

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WHO MUST FAST? Fasting is obligatory upon every sane, adult and healthy Muslim male who is not on a journey at the particular time. As for female, in addition to above conditions, she is not expected to be menstruating o…

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The Basics Of Fasting Night Prayer Observing night prayer during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the several acts of worship Muslims are encouraged to do. This is so because of the enormous reward attached to it. N…

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Pre-dawn Meal (As-Sahur) Taking the pre-dawn meal is not compulsory but emphatically encouraged by the prophet (S.A.W). The prophet (S.A.W) was quoted to have said “there is blessing in the pre–dawn meal and should not b…

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A Muslim should be generous most especially during the holy month of Ramadan. There are different dimensions to generosity. It can be in sharing knowledge, giving financial assistance to…

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Most people confuse the five pillars of Islam (Faith, Prayers, Zakat, Fasting and Hajj) with the six Articles of Faith and so we have decided to elaborate on the six articles of faith today. The final revelation to Proph…

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I’tikaaf is the seclusion and staying in the mosque with the intention of becoming close to Allah (SWT). It is a meritorious act of worship that could be done in any month of the year. The Messenger of Allah  (S.A.W) was…

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This one night surpasses the value of 30,000 nights. The most authentic account of the occurrence of the Night indicates that it can occur on any one of the last ten, odd numbered nights of Ramadan, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29. …

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Every Muslim is required to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan as a token of thankfulness to God for having enabled him to observe fasts. Its purpose is to purify those who fast from any indecent…

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Just before you all get too relaxed and forget about fasting till next Ramadan, there is still the six day fast of Shawwal. Fasting six days of Shawwal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah. It is recommended f…

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Those who fear Allah only Those who strive and fight Those who are not to sit where Allah’s signs are ridiculed Those who prefer believers for friends Those who witnesses to fair dealing Those who do not ask inquisitive …

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Quran 25 Verses 4 - 6 And those who disbelieve say, "This [Qur'an] is not except a falsehood he invented, and another people assisted him in it." But they have committed an injustice and a lie.And they say, "Legends of …

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There is no doubt that the month of Rajab is the key to the opening of the months of goodness and blessing. Suratul Tawbah verse 36 “ Surely the reckoning of months in the sight of Allah is twelve months, laid down in Al…

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It’s a few minutes after two on a bright Sunday afternoon in the first week of December in Osi, a town in the Kwara state of Nigeria. A huge middle-aged man struggles relentlessly for freedom as three hefty men restrain …

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AS-SALAM ALAYKUN, QURAN 49 VERSES 9 -10: “And if two factions among the believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses un…

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5 ways to keep cool when it gets too hot under your hijab The fear of the unknown circulates in many sisters who wouldn't subscribe to the use of hijabs and non-Muslim circles alike. One common burning question is: how …

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In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Al Attar began his corpus by saying “We came into this world and walked around to see a few places meet a few people, perpetrate some few actions and then abruptly we lef…

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Alhamdulillah... another Jumuah (Friday) - The master of all days, has come again! Dajjal Abu Darda' (R.A) reported: Allah's Apostle (PBUH) as saying: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Suratul Kahf, h…

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Virtue It is narrated from Mu’az bin Jabal (radiyallahu anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “On the fifteenth night of Sha’baan, Allah Ta’ala bestows His special attention on His entire creation. He …

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With Rajab gone, Shaban followed and now it’s here! Knock! Knock! Knock! Who is it? Hiya! It’s lunar month of Ramadan. What do you want? I’m here to observe As-saum (fasting) which is the fourth pillars of Islam, to give…

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As-Salam Alaykun, Quran 2 Verse 177 Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah , the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the p…

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“Believers! Fasting is enjoined upon you, as it was enjoined upon those before you, that you become God-fearing”. (Qur’an 2:183) As a child, Ramadan was the worst period of my existence. I used to wish it away, 30 days …

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Allah has prescribed fasting in accordance with the highest wisdom. He has commanded the fasting person to fast in a moderate manner, so he should not harm himself by fasting or consume anything that will invalidate the …

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"Believers, when the call for prayer is made on Friday, hasten to the remembrance of Allah and give up all trading. That is better for you, if you only knew. But when the prayer is ended, disperse in the land and seek Al…

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As- Salaam Alaykun, Quran 39 : 38 "And verily, if you ask them: "Who created the heavens and the earth?" Surely, they will say: "Allah (has created them)." Say: "Tell me then, the things that you invoke besides Allah, …

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As-salam Alaykun, QURAN: 17 verses 110- 111: Say, "Call upon Allah or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call - to Him belong the best names." And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] quietl…

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As-Salam Alaykun, Alhamdullilahi! All praise and thanks belong to Allah, the One without a Beginning and the One without an End! The Beneficient, The Merciful and the Master of the day of Judgement. We Thank Him and we …

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There are hundreds of benefits associated with dhikr, the act of reciting and celebrating the praises of Allah (swt). The well-known medieval scholar Ibn Al-Qaiyim mentioned more than seventy of these in his book Kitabul…

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As-Salam Alaykum, Quran 2 Verses 285 -286 "The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. (The…

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Zakat ul-Fitr is often referred to as Sadaqat ul-Fitr. The word Fitr means the same as Iftar, breaking a fast and it comes from the same root word as Futur which means breakfast. Thus, Islamically, Zakat ul-Fitr is the n…

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QUR'AN 3 VERSE 133 “And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous” HADITH Abû Ayyûb al-Ansârî relates that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) says:…

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Quran 25 Verses 4 - 6 And those who disbelieve say, "This [Qur'an] is not except a falsehood he invented, and another people assisted him in it." But they have committed an injustice and a lie.And they say, "Legends of …

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As-Salam Alaikum, Qur'an 49 Verse 11: "O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than th…

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The Final Sermon After praising, and thanking God, the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said "O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst y…

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As-salam Alaykun, QURAN 59 Verses 21- 24 "Had We sent down this Qur'an on a mountain, you would certainly have seen it falling down, splitting asunder because of the fear of Allah, and We set forth these parables to me…

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As- Salam Alaykun, QURAN 2 Verse 197: "Hajj is [during] well-known months, so whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein [by entering the state of iuram], there is [to be for him] no sexual relations and no d…

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As-Salam Alaykun, QURAN 24 verse 22: "And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masakin (the poor), and those who left their homes for …

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As-salam alaykun, Quran 37 verse 100- 109 My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous." So We gave him good tidings of a forbearing boy. And when he reached with him [the age of] exertion, he said, "O my son, …

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O Allah, O my Rabb I turn to you in repentance, in submission. I beg you. Forgive my sins, a complete forgiveness that leaves no trace Forgive my transgressions of Your Commands & the violations of the rights of peop…

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Being possessed by evil spirits or demons is nothing new, especially in these climes, Allah sent down the Mu'awwidhatayn ( surah ikhlas, falaq and Nas) to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) when Labid ibn al-A'sam, a Jewish man col…

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As-salam alaykun, Quran 22 verse 30-31: “That [has been commanded], and whoever honors the sacred ordinances of Allah - it is best for him in the sight of his Lord. And permitted to you are the grazing livestock, excep…

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Hajj is now over and as the pilgrims return home to their loved ones, they take back with them a multitude of precious memories from the journey, lessons they’ll hope to apply for the rest of their lives, and an elevated…

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We all want to live freely, live our dreams, do what we love and run our own shows. This is a life which is usually available to everyone who chooses the entrepreneurial path. So do you want to be a successful Muslim ent…

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We've all heard about finding your passion, doing what you love doing, keying into what turns you on and the likes. Deciding what career you want to pursue is exciting, but with so many career paths and interests, making…

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Your life is formed by the perspectives and philosophies you adapt, and changing your perspective can create an immediate shift in your life and business. To succeed as an entrepreneur you must constantly look for ways t…

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You may have a great idea for a product or service, but before you go any further, first make sure there's a market for it. So you have a great idea for a product, something that's bound to capture the hearts and minds …

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FID Networks invites you to their Annual Ramadan Lecture Topics: “Divine Leadership (Imamah) in Islam" - (Brother Ukashah Mubarak Sulaiman). “Difference between Culture and Islam” - (Mallam Hassan Tahir) DATE: Saturday, …

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FID Networks invites you to their Annual Ramadan Lecture Topics: “Divine Leadership (Imamah) in Islam" - (Brother Ukashah Mubarak Sulaiman). “Difference between Culture and Islam” - (Mallam Hassan Tahir) DATE: Saturday,…

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Salam All There will InshaAllahu be a joint prayer/dhikr session billed to be lead by Sheikh Abdullah Akinbode at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. Some expected speakers include Sheikh Abdul Hafeez Abou, Baba Adinni o…

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Ramadan Kareem Friends of Islamic Development (FID) cordially invites you all to their 3rd Annual Ramadan Lecture. Topics to be covered include ‘Aspirations for Janna” and “Marriage in Islam”. Speakers for this event are…

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Imani Media International Presents Nigeria's premiere Nasheed Concert featuring nasheed greats such as Zain Bhikha and Native Deen. There will also be Nigerian Nasheed artists such as Mohammed Abdulahi billed to perform …

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The movement for Islamic Cultural Awareness (MICA) will start their yearly retreat - KATIBAH on the 23rd of December to 1st January 2013. The theme for this year’s event is “A New Beginning”. The package includes lecture…

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Marriage is half your Deen 1. It means you love unconditionally for the sake of Allah. It means you take responsibility for another human being’s well being and happiness. Naturally you expect the same treatment, but yo…

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Notice how it doesn’t say “Respect your husband if he has earned it”. A man’s greatest need in this world is to be respected, and the person he desires that respect from…

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Relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies (uncivil behavior/habit). Falling in love with your sp…

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THE BEST OF THE WIVES IS SHE WHO: Gladdens the heart of her husband, when he glances at her. - She obeys him, when he commands her. - She does not oppose him regarding herself and her wealth by doing what he does not l…

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Fashion and technology have formed new synergy. Most of us brother don't really feel too okay putting on the Jamlamiah on Saturdays, after all that is likely what we would be putting on to Asalatu on Sunday. We also want…

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Tees Like You've Never Seen It Before. Men, women and children t-shirts available for pre-order. N3,500 for male and female tees. N2,500 for boy and girl tees. Nationwide delivery. Call 014536161 ou can't miss this one!…

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Zumba to the Rescue A friend dragged me to a zumba dance class on the Island, and I must say I am hooked. For those of you who do not know, zumba combines dance and aerobic elements. I have been careless in the past few…

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1) Patience: "And Allah loves as-Sâbirun (the patient)." (Surah Imran 3:146) 2) Justice and Dealing with Equity: "O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce y…

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MY SUPER SWEET 16 Dear 1one4 Aunty, My very beautiful 16 year old daughter recently announced that she wants to get married. She said she doesn\'t want to commit any form of zina like most girls her age are already doi…

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Dear 1one4 Aunty, I did my youth service in Imo State about 7 years ago, where I met a fellow hijabi, she became a friend and roommate and spoke nonstop about her intelligent and interesting…

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CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Dear 1one4 Aunty, I\'m in love with a wonderful brother. Everything about him represents what I want in a man. The way he looks, the way he talks, his poise, mien, this is the prince, made just for…

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DO I MARRY BENEATH ME? Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a 34 year old working class, single and searching muslimah. I\'ve got over 2000 friends on facebook, over 1300 fans follow my tweets, am in 52 bb groups, and I\'ve got 4 ac…

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TORN IN THE MIDDLE: IN LOVE WITH TWO WOMEN Dear 1one4 Aunty, I know most people that write to you are ladies, but I have decided to write. I am a 28 year old practicing Muslim and in dire need of advice because am abou…

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COUGAR ALERT Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a 42 year old mother of three and i am considering marrying a lovely 30 year old man. My husband died in a plane crash a few years back and it has been very lonely ever since. I most…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I have been deeply hurt lately and I fear I might be slipping into some kind of depression unless I get help quickly. My heart was broken, no, crushed by the one I thought loved me. I am a 29 year old …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, Please I do not want to be judged or anything, I just need candid advise from you. My name is Siraj and I am an auto engineer based in Kaduna. I have been married for a little over eight years and I da…

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People say it's got nothing to do with me but I totally disagree. I don't think it is when she has HIV, get pregnant, or used for ritual purposes before I…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I have found the brother that I believe is my husband. He is my favourite colleague, but unfortunately he is taken already, by another colleague of ours. He compliments my dress sense everyday and we ha…

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I need advise on how to get a sister out of a loveless marriage. The husband maltreats and abuses all the time, but she…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a good, God fearing man with everything going for me, but I have the misfortune of meeting the worst specie of women ever. I have checked and re-checked myself, but, honestly I can say with enough…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, 1one4 Aunty, please a disease is eating me up really badly and I hardly know what to do about it. Someone walks into a room and I start hating them because they are better dressed or prettier than myse…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I have met the woman that I wish to spend the rest of my life with. She is everything I want in a wife and much more. She makes me very happy and is a source of constant help and wisdom. This lady is s…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I honestly feel I am married to the biggest baby on earth. My husband is otherwise a good man but I abhor his constant habit of consulting with his folks especially his mother before we make any major …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, At the end of every year, my husband and I would sit down for hours and properly analyse the entire state of our marriage. Mind you, we do this all through the year, but at this particular meeting, we t…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a big spender. I want every style, colour and shade of clothes, shoes, bags, hijabs, caps and jewellery available in the market. I buy and buy and buy and I owe so much money I am afraid I might be…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty A couple of months ago, I got an opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to emigrate to the United States. I work with in marketing communications while my wife works as a company secretary for an Insuranc…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am getting married soon. While I feel fortunate to have met a wonderful brother as my husband-to-be, he is developing cold feet about the whole marriage. I have a high flying job in advertising and pu…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I work in the marketing department in one of the top commercial banks in Lagos. My job is very tough but fulfilling especially on good days when I score major accounts. I got the best marketer and staff…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, Alhamdulilahi I fast all day, do a lot of zhikr and even attended a Ramadan lecture over the weekend. I am trying to make the best of these 29/30 days of Ramadan InshaAllahu. The problem is that I am a …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a practising Muslim and believe in all the tenets of Islam. I especially love the Ramadan period since it is the period of deep reflection and devotion to almighty Allah. The problem is that I find…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I went to a friends' house on democracy day, someone also came in whilst I was there to see my friends' husband and my life has changed forever. I have met my soul mate and greatest friend. Nothing has …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I got married barely a year ago, my wedding was fantastic, I got married to a wonderful, pious Muslim. All sounds good but I am disillusioned about the whole notion of marriage and sincerely want out. I…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I got my dream job! I graduating a couple of years ago from a Nigerian University and then proceeded to the UK for a graduate degree. Am back in the country now and just got the job that aligns with the…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, My husband has a violent temper. He is basically okay most of the time, but when he is angered he becomes very explosive and I mean explosive in the true sense of the word. He has twice broken the dinin…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, My heart has been mangled and crushed. I am a grown man but have been unfortunate in the areas of love; I have been dealt with severally and am now beginning to lose faith in the human race. This is th…

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Salam 1one4 Aunty, I have just discovered that my husband of six months is a porn addict. He has videos on his laptop, phones and even DVDs of the most graphic pornographic films. I am well horrified by this discovery a…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, My 23 years old younger sister is planning her nikah. She is the youngest of three girls and the first to find a man. I am 29 and the next sister to me is 26. I should be happy for my sister right? But…

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Dear Aunty, I just met the guy I will Insha’Allahu spend the rest of my life with. He is shorter than I prayed for and has a slight lisp but he is well educated, ambitious, responsible and knows how to treat a lady. I a…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a 32 year old divorcee. My first marriage was a disaster and something I do not like dwelling on. We were definitely two very incompatible people that shouldn’t have met on this earth under any gu…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, Our last born and my parents’ only son brought a lady home for marriage; everything looked seemingly fine until he dropped the bombshell - The lady is a mother of three children from two previous relat…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a 35 year old single Muslim woman. I have been very unfortunate in relationships, my lot has been meeting Christian men, I was even engaged to be married to a pastor in my past life but bolted at …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, Salaam. Been following 1one4 magazine and I thoroughly enjoy it. Its comforting to know that we finally have a platform to air our innermost views and let our voice be heard. Well done. Here is my prob…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I attended the burial ceremony of a prominent man over the weekend. What I thought was fidau prayers turned out to be a lying in state with people walking round an open casket. The man was a good Musli…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty My husband went out with his childhood friend recently and came back with tattoo on his arm/shoulder. A big, bold tattoo, something Islamic. What?! Tattoo? Ever seen a sticker on a Bentley? I really do …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am an Abuja based engineer and doing very well at my job and in life. Alhamdulilahi. Around January, I met the girl of my dreams. She represents everything I have prayed for in a wife and I can pictu…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty A couple of months ago, I got an opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to emigrate to the United States. I work with in marketing communications while my wife works as a company secretary for an Insuranc…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty A couple of months ago, I got an opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to emigrate to the United States. I work with in marketing communications while my wife works as a company secretary for an Insuranc…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, Ramadan Kareem to the entire 1one4 crew. I am a 26 year old Muslimah, a graduate and I recently got my dream job in a discount house in Lagos. Everything in my life is settled, what is remaining is for…

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I got married to my best friend in May this year. It was a wonderful programme, the love was palpable, you could almost…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty I am a 26 year old Muslimah and I worship Allah with all intent and purpose. I intend to marry soon In Sha Allah and there are several suitors to choose from. Alhamdulilah. I go on my facebook page ever…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, The Federal Government recently criminalized homosexuality in Nigeria and every Muslim I know says being gay is a kind of sexual perversion, an anomaly, a sin, a conscious choice made by the individual…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I am a recent graduate and just finished my youth service, I am now job hunting and doing some professional examinations to help buttress my chances of getting a good job. I have a number of interviews…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I went to one of the first generation universities and graduated with an upper degree. I worked with a publishing firm when I graduated and saved some money and some family members helped me with funds…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I went for a self development course, and in between the programme we were told to write our bucket list. This is something I have never really thought about. As a Muslim, I tend to live each day like…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I know they say it is not good to compare ourselves with others, I know they say everyone has their own path, story, their own life but I cannot help but compare myself to my best friend. We graduated …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I married earlier on this year. My husband is the man I had always prayed for and I am happy that we respect each other, enjoy each others company and are best of friends. We moved into a new, bigger h…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I work in a place where I happen to be the only Muslim. As much as they all respect me and my boundaries, there is something very unsettling that happens every now and again. My colleagues keep giving …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, I don't know where to turn for any advice anymore. I need some non-biased advice on this subject. My wife hates my job because my changing schedule, the hazardous nature of the job, and I have to work …

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Glimmer of Hope My husband just got a new job, we are moving across the seas. I believe going abroad will help me a tad bit, away from families and prying eyes, but am also afraid of living in a country where we do not …

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Worry Galore I got a call from my father-in-law the other day, I hate those in-law calls, all they talk about is the fact that we are not yet parents. It is so intrusive and sends me into deep thoughts and despair all ov…

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I got married to the most amazing guy any woman could ask for. Sabur, my husband is my best friend, he balances me out evenly, offers great security in all ramifications. Yes, security is from Allah (SWT), but Allah clea…

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The long torturous journey begins; the trips to the doctors started. I have been reading everything I could lay…

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My Son Unravels It was a few weeks after my most wondrous wedding to my best friend and university classmate that I started feeling giddy and feverish. I had some flusters and knew there was something about these feelin…

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I have been reading the 1one4 diary on entrepreneurship and decided to share a bit of my own story. I arrived in commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, Lagos; a city that never sleeps for the first time in …

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Ideas Galore! I am in the ideas space. That space where you start asking yourself some soul searching questions. Who am I? What do I want out of life? What can I …

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For all the Muslimahs planning to get hitched before the end of the year, here are ideas for wedding gowns for you. Nikah Mubarak. Photo credit: http://www.meetdress.net, http://www.orifashion.cn, http://w…

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Yesterday's Husbands - Wel­come my wife. Hope the office was not stressful. Your favourite food is ready, the house girl made something sumptuous. Let me help you to the bathroom first, then you take your dinner. You loo…

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Born in San Jose, CA, of Indonesian, Singaporean and Arab descent, Farid’s interest in Pop/R&B and general entertainment began at an early age, where he spent years informally singing, finding, learning and perfectin…

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1) Check and rectify your niyyah (intention) behind the use of social media. 2) Ensure your post (article) does not include backbiting, tale-bearing, or unfounded allegations. 3) Ensure you do not neglect the rights of…

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Imagine you wake at dawn And was told you had a day to live Would you try to go back to sleep Or panic until your death’s eve Would you jump at the sound of every horn Lest a car hit you to death However you know i…

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Morals and Mortals Welcome Welcome dear one To a nation Where lions are led by lambs Where those who lead us Are hyenas in lamb’s clothing Where men aren’t a lot to write home about Yet women still crave for them And wh…

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A new day, a new dream In the portrait of birds amongst evergreen trees The sun shines on people, floating in its light with their usual bustle In yellow and gold and some orange, it smiles And the rivers glide with …

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Nothing like the pain of losing someone you love or a close family member Nothing like the pain of giving birth Nothing like the pain of mother losing a child Nothing like the pain of a broken heart Nothing like the pain…

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“Tonight the world will sleep But hunger will not wait For promises we made We share one soul We share one land We have one time to understand” Today we draw inspiration from the song “Forgotten Promises” by nasheed arti…

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He left little notes, a colourful reminder Under the tender touch of empty daybreak I stop myself sending a bitter rejoinder Silent speech penned in autumn sunset reveals, Keep me in your heart for a while Not for the f…

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Dear friend, they can’t be two I’s in one place Merge and become one with the Beloved at once Don’t just ask for gifts during prayer, seek the Giver of the gifts instead Do you want the sweetness of food or the sweetn…

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I inhale swiftly before plunging my face in. At first, I am confused by what causes this union of my senses. Her womanly frame is hidden from my view, as she twists my head this way and that to form the plaits I reluctan…

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What do you do all day?? A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and 20 wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of h…

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No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. God didn\'t promise days without pain, laughter, without sorrow, sun, without rain, but He did promise strength for t…

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Pencil: I\'m sorry Eraser: For what? You didn\'t do anything wrong. Pencil: I\'m sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you\'re always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish…

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Love is patient, love is kind Love is also dumb and blind Devoid of sense, consuming my mind I am thus much inclined To say, away from this place! This marbled vault of grace Or will you relentlessly chase My lonely nape…

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Can I have my cake and eat it? It goes against every fibre of logic. And yet...its tainted with the tiniest sparkle of possibility. It's thought that eating the cake means I can't …

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The No. 1 Rule of a Lady:    Stay Classy (You can never be too much). The No. 2 Rule of a Lady:    Being intelligent is attractive. Don’t play stupid. The No. 3 Rule of a Lady:    Simplicity is the ultimate sophisticatio…

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There is a war being fought in a far off land I know because the earth told me so A hush, she spilled and spun her secret tale and Now I know because she told me so A war of freedom, I reply to her expectant pause I am …

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"As for those who spend their property by night and by day, secretly, they shall have their reward from their Lord and they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve. Q2:274" The United for Kids Foundation (UKF) held a …

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The blogger, Nusrah Wali of dailyhijabi.com, hosted friends, colleagues and well wishers at her Maitama, Abuja residence to the 3rd annual Daily Hijabi Ramadan dinner. The sisters only event, which was held on Saturday, …

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ONE FLAW IN WOMEN Women have strengths that amaze men..... They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. Th…

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The International Conference Centre Abuja came alive on Sunday, 29th April, 2012 when MID KOLLECTION and SILK ROUTE (UK) successfully organised the second edition of ‘Faith Meets Fashion’. Style and modesty were definite…

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Who says A has to be for apple, B for book, C for cat, D for duck? Going down memory lane I must solidly agree with the song DO, RE, MI in the movie \"The Sound of Music\" which goes thus; lets start from the very beginn…

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Woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods. She went into the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap. The frog said to her, \"If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wish…

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I sit with you all day …I spend all my time with you I reach out to you when I am bored…or have nothing to do I call you to have fun or just hang around I call you when I need a shoulder….I call you when I am down But …

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Total time: 40 minutes Yield: 2 Level: Easy prep: 10mins      cook: 30mins Let me start by saying happy independence day to all my fellow Nigerians. Today I'll be showing you how to make gizdodo, it's the combination …

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Total time:2hrs20mins Yield: 18 Level: Easy prep: 20mins cook: 2hr You can serve with Jollof rice, Fried rice or eat it alone. Ingredients 14 pieces chicken 1 medium can tomato sauce 1 medium onion 5 tablespoons…

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Alhamdulilah! The blessed month of Ramadan is here again. It brings happiness, goodness, spiritual enlightenment, rewards, physical and spiritual benefits to all the Muslims. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim cal…

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Hmmh! Gone are those days where you can only have cakes for weddings. I mean as far back as 17th century in the Roman Empire where barley bread cake are served to couples, the idea was for the groom to devour part of the…

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Recipe of the day: One-ingredient ice cream Total time: 3hrs5mins Yield: 2 Level: Easy prep: 5mins inactive: 3hrs When I came across this recipe, I wasn't too sure about it one-ingredient ice cream - no egg, m…

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Total time: 1hr50mins Yield: 5 servings Level: Intermediate prep: 20mins cook: 1hr3omins I wanted to have something mixed with okra. When I opened the fridge I saw that I had spinach so I prepared Otong soup. It is th…

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?Our society is marriage driven, most girls are brought up to be good housewives, wonderful mothers and the all round woman. We all want to find the right guy who can take adequate care of us, get married, have beautiful…

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"With Him are the keys of the invisible. None but He knows them. And He knows what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falls, but he knows it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, nor anything green or withered…

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Openings at 1one4.com 1one4.com is a digital hub where Muslims share, engage and connect with one another. We truly believe in 1one4’s potential to change the world for the better, and are looking for a select group of …

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The first halal certified nail polish in the Middle East was launched on Monday in time for the holy month of Ramadan. BCI Group created the product to cater to Islamic prayer needs, which requires women to remove their…

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These are our latest modest finds from the 2014 MET GALA and some runway versions. Love what Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen wore. So regal. Hmmm... .…

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Rihanna decided to highlight the beauty of hijab and show people around the world that hijab is indeed beauty. I think she looks banging! PROPS TO HER.  http://thefashionablemuslimah.blogspot.com/2013/11/riri-in-hijab-b…

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The first halal certified nail polish in the Middle East was launched on Monday in time for the holy month of Ramadan. BCI Group created the product to cater to Islamic prayer needs, which requires women to remove their…

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Salam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters, “Say, ‘O My servants who have committed excess against themselves, do not despair of Allah’s mercy. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins, for it is He who is the Ever-forgiving, Merciful.”…

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Total time: 3hours                    Yield: 6-12             Level: Easy             prep: 2hours cook: 1hour  This comfort food is filled with pancake syrup, chocolate syrup and banana.     Ingredients 5 cups coco…

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Healthy diet and nutrition is very essential during pregnancy so that adequate nutrients can be supplied to the mother and the unborn child for proper development. However, certain foods may contain substances which may …

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How often do you pay attention to the dates printed on the packages of the foods that you buy? When was the last time you consciously picked a packaged food product in the market and checked its ‘expiry date’ before buyi…

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WOW... Its here again... 15 Great Speakers>>> 2 Days>>> 1 Event The Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC) will be holding her 4th Annual Conevention -  on the 6th and 7th of December 2014. The theme for…

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A man sinned greatly against himself, and when death came to him he charged his sons, saying: When I have died, burn me, then crush me and scatter [my ashes] into the sea, for, by Allah, if my Lord takes possession of me…

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Total time: 1hr                     Yield: 8-10 servings             Level: Easy           prep: 10mins          cook: 50mins I made this delicious, mouth-watering soup with crayfish, stock fish, cow leg, cow skin, smoke…

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We attend some weddings and for those of us who aren’t married, we wish we were marrying the following week in such a glamour, while for those of us who have had our own occasion passed, we just wish we haven’t had ours……

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Surat At-Tarim 1. O Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you, seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. 2. Allah has already ordained for you [Muslim…

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Almost all the Universities across Nigeria are resuming for a new session and are entering the final 200 days of their academic calendar, and for many final year students this can only mean one thing: It's officially tim…

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Water continues to remain very important to your health, it is considered as one of the major nutrient needed by the body.   The body losses fluid continuously from sweat, urine, breathing, and stool, and replacing these…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, We are practicing Muslims but my husband enjoys the bottle. He drinks when he is happy, he drinks when he is sad, he drinks when Chelsea wins and also drinks when his team looses. My husband is a well …

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, One of my senior colleagues passed on the first day of this year. I am not a bitter or sad person, but the death is such a relief, I am almost celebrating it. She had a privileged upbringing and thought…

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Benefits of Salat-Ul-Tasbih  Our Beloved Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Aleihiwassallam) said to his uncle (father’s brother) Sayyiduna Abbass (may Allah be pleased with him) Oh uncle shall I not give you, Shall I not gra…

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Dear 1one4 Aunty, My boss turned up in the office this morning with a "Je suis Charlie' tee-shirt. He is a practical joker and got the whole office talking about everything Islam and Muslims  from the negative perspecti…

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Islam is a religion that teaches Muslims to focus on bettering themselves before thinking of changing others. An old Arab proverb aptly states: “The one who lacks something cannot give it to others.” This saying establis…

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Seventeen people were killed in France last week. It was horrific and dominated headlines all around the world. Over three million people paraded the streets of Paris last Sunday in solidarity. About forty leader leaders…

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Since the likes of Charlie Hebdo would continue to do what they know how to do best all in the name of freedom of speech, People around the world have taken a different and the best approach in the 21st century to really…

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A Muslim group, Joint Muslim Forum (JMF), under the auspices of the Muslim Community of Lagos State, will, on Sunday January 18, converge at the Blue Roof of Lagos Television (LTV), Ikeja, to hold a special prayer sessio…

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By: Adegbolu Afolabi In the wake of Charlie Hebdo sage, about 26 mosques around France have been attacked with firebombs, gunfire. Pig head and grenades, Muslims are targeted with violence and largely the western media …

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"O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness). And make this matter easy for me. Make me eloquent of speech. So that they may understand my speech" - (Surah Ta Ha  20:25-28) An-…

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By: Fuad Lawal “80 days to go.” Shaheed sighed, as he emptied the sachet of Coffee straight into his mouth, his teeth clenching in response to the bitter taste. This was his third in 7 hours and at four thirty in the mo…

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In an unexpected twist, Hammad Aslam anticipated challenges at medical school. What he didn’t anticipate was a tree falling on his car, and the resulting paralysis and brain injury. Three years ago, I was involved in an …

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By: Zaynab Quadri While carrying out a research on Islamic history, I discovered that the Prophet and His sahabahs were not only extra ordinary scholars but they were extra ordinary teachers as well. It is through their…

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Over the weekend, Nigerian troops clashed with radical terrorist group, Boko-Haram in Maiduguri which left over 200 people dead- mainly insurgents. The battle raged for hours; during this time, members of the terrorist …

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Hello! I was hungry and I wanted a good meal so I settled for this. I don't know if I'm the only one, but whenever I cook because 'm hungry it takes forever. It's as if the clock is ticking at a slower rate. READY IN: 1…

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By: Sesan Kareem Thank God for the Morning, It has a tale to tell, While some folks didn’t wake up, We woke up pretty well, With good health and hope. For this stack of evidence, God has indeed been GREAT to us. Yes, t…

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File photo of Israein Gaza during 'Operation Protective Edge' The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) held a meeting in Gaza city yesterday (26 January) to present its special report and short d…

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Germany's young footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, describing it as a religion of hope and strength. "Islam gives me hope and strength. Prayer calms my soul," Blum told Bild newspaper on Monday,…

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The hands of Mamadou, a 14-year-old polio survivor, are smaller than my 2-year-old daughter’s. Every time we see each other, since we first met in June last year, we play the same game: he puts his tiny hand in mine, and…

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Facing accusations of lethargy and cold reporting on the atrocities of the Boko Haram, the Nigerian media has been urged to make professionalism and patriotism their priorities in the reporting of the ongoing insurgency …

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A Manchester council worker has been suspended from his job over anti-Islam comments on the Facebook, after the council saw them as breaching the employee code of conduct. “We expect the highest standards of conduct fro…

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Nothing has the power to transport you to a different land like a book, nothing gives us more knowledge and more insight than a book. We read books to find out who we are, we read books to expand horizons and instil in u…

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The aftermath of the attacks on the office of Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket in Paris has left both Muslims and Jews living in Europe exposed to hate crime and concerns of an increased threat to both communitie…

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Knowing what makes up the food you eat can help you reduce the risks of some nutrition-related health diseases. If you already have health issues that require you to avoid some certain types of food or nutrients, then yo…

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Preparing for the third anniversary of World Hijab Day, organizers of the event are anticipating the participation of around 10 million Muslims and non-Muslims worldwide, after huge success of the first two years. “Our …

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by AWR HAWKINS In the five months since Hot Springs, Arkansas, gun range owner Jan Morgan banned Muslims from her facilities, she has seen business quadruple. She has also faced threats and the prospect of lawsuits, whi…

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A small town chamber of commerce invited a speaker to address its annual dinner. The community’s economy was bad, people were discouraged, and they wanted this motivational speaker to give them a boost. During her prese…

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By:  Sekinah Lawal The Almighty Creator of all creations says in the glorious Quran that: “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their bea…

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The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has urged Muslims to preach Islam in the correct manners and reflect its true teachings in their lives.   Also, the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbeso…

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Shikarpur, Pakistan---A bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday killing at least 40 people, officials said, in the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in nearly two years. The bla…

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www.arabianbusiness.com The International Olympic Committee has slapped down any suggestion of Saudi Arabia making a joint bid with Bahrain and holding men and women's events in different territories. www.theguardian.co…

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BAGHDAD: The Islamic State (IS) militant glares at Baghdad residents with bulging eyes and bared teeth, but neither kidnapping nor deaths are imminent, because this terrorist is made from a shoe. A black, treaded sole wi…

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Following the publication of cartoons desecrating Islamic sanctities in France, the Noble Quran and books about Islam are becoming a best-seller in the country. The number of people buying the Quran and Islamic books in…

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As Nigeria braces for presidential and general elections later this month, Muslim leaders in the western African country have called for unity and peace during the election race, amid escalating threats from Boko-Haram m…

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President Obama said that 99.9 percent of Muslims are peace-loving. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) By Dave Boyer  Criticized for avoiding the phrase “Islamic extremism,” President Obama said he doesn’t want to alienate…

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CAIRO – Amid global controversy over depictions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Iran's new multimillion-dollar biopic of the Prophet’s life premiered on Sunday, sparking further controversy in the Muslim world. …

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When you write about men as a young Muslimah journalist people are quick to call you a feminist.  However, I witnessed a very horrendous event at the bus stop when a man physically abused a woman because she pushed him a…

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The military yesterday launched a full-scale operation to flush out Boko Haram, in collaboration with Chad and Cameroon forces, bombing the dreaded Sambisa forest, camp of the insurgents, in Borno State. This is coming …

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Says Yusuf Estes Arabic Translations Say ALLAH Yusuf Estes travels the world searching and sharing the message of "Worship the One God of Israel", claiming God's name is "Allah". Estes is a former music minister and bus…

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French President Francois Hollande Force in Fight Against Boko Haram • Chadian troops join Nigeria in onslaught • UN Security Council condemns terror attacks Senator Iroegbu with agency report French military aircraft…

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I have heard many Muslims complaining about not getting enough books to read on maximising their lives and understanding the religion. If you are still having trouble getting the right books to read or your book search i…

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You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not …

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By: Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi I just opened my yahoo email and the first couple of messages were marketing emails from Macys, Best Buy and Air France. The titles were: “Pop Up Sale: get 50% off boots & shoes noon-11:5…

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By Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli THE Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine which fumed Muslim radicals in France and the entire world, and whose readership has increased manifold has dropped a bombshell. The magazine which did not di…

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An American Muslims woman said she was discriminated against by Delta airline’s staff who forced her to the end of the plane with her crying sick child after being harassed by a passenger who hinted they were not America…

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By: Adegbolu Afolabi February has always been dear to many people, it comes with love and happy times, especially the almost idolized day of 14th, even though as Muslims we should love every day and not wait for a singl…

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By: Idris Katib The Vice Chancellor, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila has expressed deep sorrow over the death of Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas who died at the age of 79. Describing Chief Okoya-Th…

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By: Ridwan Adeoye Salam Alaikum Brother and Sisters, Every Friday after the Imam has given his Jummah sermon, he read this great verse of the Holy Quran to us; “Verily, Allah orders justice and kindness, and giving…

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Up for two Grammys and his first Oscar, John Legend is the dapper cover star of Los Angeles Confidential's latest issue and an honoree at the magazine's big entertainment bash Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Yet the…

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By Armstrong Bakam, Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, on Thursday, shot dead a government official with the Bauchi State Ministry for Local Government Affairs. A police sergeant was also said to have been injured fol…

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CALGARY – Muslim mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi has been named the winner of the prestigious World Mayor prize in recognition of his efforts to engage with citizens towards the improvement of people’s lives. “He (Nenshi…

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THE Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS) has held a special prayer for the peaceful conduct of the upcoming general elections. The Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Suara Busari Haruna III, presided over the session, …

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DIRECTOR-GENERAL, Bauchi State Tsangaya Education, Sayyadi Aliyu Dahiru Bauchi, has described as unprecedented, Governor Isa Yuguda’s administration’s contribution to the promotion of Islamic education. Addressing journ…

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By:  Biola Azeez SPEAKER of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Honourable Razak Atunwa, has donated N1.6 million towards the completion of three mosques in Ilorin. Atunwa, the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of R…

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Source : IQNA The first translation of Islam’s Holy Book in Ukrainian will be unveiled in Ukraine next month The first translation of Islam’s Holy Book in Ukrainian will be unveiled in Ukraine next month. Ukrainian s…

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Source: On Islam As Russia’s Supreme Court prepares to discuss hijab ban in schools, the country’s grand mufti has sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin, urging him to defend the right of Muslim girls to wear the hij…

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By: Prince Jamal LILONGWE – In an attempt to take Islamic knowledge to all nations, the Muslim community in Malawi through Islamic Information Bureau (IIB) has extended its operations to its Southern African neighbors, …

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By: Abdul Hannan Tago   “Extremism has tarnished Islam and the image of Muslims around the world,” said a top official at the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND), underlining the importance of dialogue…

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