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There are many challenges and obstacles which we face in our effort to reach Allah Ta‘ala and become His special friends. Be it peer-pressure, family frustration or the lack of parental cooperation, the trials are various and affect people differently.

One of the most effective ways of gaining courage and motivation is to read the inspirational stories of other people who despite facing similar difficulties to ourselves, rose to the challenge and beat the odds to successfully acquire the love of Allah Ta‘ala and change their lives.

This category contains true stories of Muslimahs who are not merely our mothers and sisters – but are true inspirations to the women of the Ummah.

Do you have a personal story to share? Or do you perhaps know of someone whose life underwent a complete revolution as they strove in the quest for piety? If so, write and submit your story to info@uswatulmuslimah.co.za

Modern to Modest

Going Against the Grain

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:48

They would often call me a straight A-student, an over achiever, a walking brain, a genius; but it was not too long before the tides changed and I became rather low in their eyes, a waste of space and talent, an overall let-down and an absolute disappointment, merely because I went against the grain of society.

As I strode along the path of my schooling career, I considered various possibilities of furthering my studies... the opportunities were endless: engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching, etc. Like most students my age, I was still uncertain and awaited until my matric year to decide.

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Discovering Your Inner Beauty

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:10

Assalaamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

My dear sisters

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would one day be one of the many flag bearers of Islam, representing myself as a Muslimah before anything else. With that representation came a responsibility that was subconsciously imposed by my choice to don the hijaab, a responsibility to uphold what I am ultimately representing, my true beauty, my Islam!

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