There are three professions that Afia holds dearest to her heart: running her IT start-up firm, writing and being a mum to her little boy, Bintang (Indonesian for ‘Star’). Her favourite writing topics are people and art; a broad range since she considers life itself to be a form of art.
Sometimes, we are confronted with social pressures that challenge our beliefs. Afia R Fitriati shares her experience.
Batik, a source of cultural pride in its birthplace of Indonesia, gets an African twist in this gorgeous collection from Vlisco.
Should mosques serve as rehab centres for drug addicts? This one in Malaysia does.
It is a classic conundrum faced by many single Muslim women today: How to best find a good, practising Muslim husband who treasures women.
Lighten the heavy load of house chores with these simple yet useful tips.
The history, ingredients and reverence of rendang are as rich and savoury as the dish itself.
Afia R Fitriati shares the tricks she uses to coax her three-year-old into eating veggies and other foods that make kids go ‘yuck!’.
Essential knowledge for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the six articles of faith are a cornerstone of Islam and its faithful followers.
An age-old institution in China serves as a testament to the message of Islam.
Is it true that the elixir of youth is an elusive find?
We could all use being reminded that sometimes, when it comes to showing some love to our shared home, every little bit counts.
Gems of wisdom passed down by our beloved Prophet, chosen by Afia R Fitriati.
The phrase “holiday depression” may seem like an oxymoron, but the phenomenon is real.
Small homes are cheap to maintain and quick to tidy up. And aren’t they just so quaint?
A Muslim chaplain talks about the emotional and spiritual trials of her profession and the role of family in overcoming life’s challenges.
The beautiful shapes, textures and colours of food can be so inspiring that some people carve out their careers by putting plate-fillers on a pedestal – literally.
A juicy fusion of a savings club, high tea and networking, arisan is a die-hard tradition among the women of Indonesia.
Never give up; never say die; never lose your drive – with these reminders from the Holy Qur’an.