Rumki Chowdhury
Rumki Chowdhury

ONLINE ASSISTANT EDITOR FOR HAYATI MAGAZINE, PUBLISHED AUTHOR, POET AND JOURNALIST WITH AN MA IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. BORN IN BANGLADESH, RAISED IN USA, LIVED AND STUDIED IN UK AND NOW, AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN SWEDEN. ALSO, MARRIED AND MOTHER OF THREE DAUGHTERS.

She Roars Through The Pages

“A Lioness’s Roar” is a collection of poetry representing a marginalized voice, the voice of Fatima Faras.’ She is a budding writer who has published her first book, a collection of poetry targeted to inspire women of all cultures, worldwide and to impact the youth who struggle between maintaining their cultural background while growing up a completely different one. Let’s meet Fatima:

Humera Malik and Why she was the Different Mom

On most of our trips to the park or to story time at the library, we were the only minority family, and I was the only mom who looked “different.” At times, I could sense people staring. As an adult, I didn’t particularly enjoy that so I could only imagine how it felt for my young children, who didn’t fully understand the reason for my Islamic dress. So, when my kids started asking me about my hijab, I knew I wanted to help them see the beauty and normalcy in it, while looking past it to focus on what really matters.

The Americanistani Artist

Manal Mirza is an educated and experienced artist whose inspiration roots from her culture and upbringing, identifying herself as an “Americanistani.” She incorporates colors and patterns while sending a clear message through the various pieces. Her artwork is bright, quarky and fun, with meaningfulness. Let’s learn more about Manal:

How much does Allah love me - Hayati

How Much Does Allah Love Me?

Heba Subeh Hyder is a talented writer and I got to know this loving wife, mother and published author of “How Much Does Allah Love Me?”

KD Sisters Style

Suzanne & Nesma are two sisters at the forefront of fashion and styling as influencers in modest fashion! They are known as KD Sisters Style. Let’s get to know them!

Author Aims to Fill the Gap in Publishing

Farah Elmoudaniis a teacher, a mother and published author of “Bilal and Mr. Shells: The Miraculous Life of Isa الله عليه وسلم. She shares with us her publishing journey as well as book recommendations you can add to your summer list!

Ramadan Read: Safe Car Go Car!

This Ramadan is particularly special because we are home with our families. That means, we are encouraging our children to get creative and participate in different activities, which can also include reading! It is important to teach Islam, but understand that Islam is not just limited to the Qur’an and prayer these days. Islam is our lifestyle so other things also remind us of Allah such as Daniela Ortiz’s children’s book, “Safe Car Go Car!”

Five “Other” Ramadan Goals

During Ramadan, we often make a pact with Allah to fast 30 days, sunrise to sunset each day, give food and money to the poor as well as read lots and lots of Qur’an (some even vow to finish reading the whole Qur’an by the end of Ramadan and NO, reading Surah Ikhlaas three times does not count). Here are ten other Ramadan Goals you could add to your list to heighten your spirituality:

Growing Wings this Spring

Quarantine or “lockdown” life has been discouraging for many who love to shop for fashion, especially with Ramadan iftar parties and Eid-Ul-Fitr right around the corner. If you are questioning whether or not you will have the chance to dress up this spring, the answer is YES and that goes with promoting the “STAY-AT-HOME” campaign.

Season 18 Hijabi “Project Runway” Contestant Tells All

Asma Bibi identifies herself as an African-American Muslim Hijabi, is a talented and experienced fashion designer from Philadelphia and one of the first hijabi contestants to appear on “Project Runway.” Her current fashion line, “Hijabi Pop,” grew popular among Muslim women seeking cool, modest-wear. Asma ́s line was even featured on the runway at New York Fashion Week 2018!