South African Woman Brings Popular Overseas Magazine Back to SA
A Durban-based woman has succeeded in bringing a popular overseas magazine targeting Muslimahs back to South Africa. ‘Sisters’ magazine is the brainchild of Na’ima B. Robert author of ‘From my Sisters’ Lips,’ and has been published since 2007. It was available in South Africa for a short period of time during which housewife Fathima Satheria-Solwa was an avid reader.
“I loved reading the magazine, it provided a treasure trove of information,” she said, explaining why she had undertaken the effort to re-introduce the publication to South Africa, in spite of the high cost attached to importing a product from the UK to the country. “It has uplifting, inspiring, and enlightening material to help me and Muslim women to become better, and to make us be proud of being Muslim women.”
Solwa stressed that she did not view this as a profit-making venture but rather wanted to share this experience with other women as she felt the magazine would make them realise that everything they’d ever need can be found within Islam. “Also to the young girls out there, it provides a platform to show them that you can be all that you want to be – bold, outrageous, brave, intellectual, and educated- you can be all that within the confines of Islam,” she added. “As a mother of two girls I felt I’d rather have this type of magazine lying around my home, as the information therein is relevant and inspiring.”
The magazine features over 100 glossy pages of content, contributed by writers, journalists, artists and readers from all over the world. It covers a range of subjects in the areas of inspiration, self, family, community, world, homes, looks and tastes. The latest edition which is currently available in South Africa looks at da’wah in Poland and Muslimah empowerment in Canada. It also carries features about the challenges faced by converts, and how Islam’s eco-principals appealed to woman who converted, as well as various other articles.
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