Hiba Magazine – Islamic Magazine for the Family

Hiba Magazine

You must have read many magazines in your life…Magazines reflect your interests. There are fashion magazines..sports magazines, computer, technology, gaming.. etc etc. which you might have read…But have you read any good Islamic magazines?

I hadn’t… and as a child i was only addicted to Young Times ( Of Khaleej Times). I never came across any good, quality islamic magazine. All i knew was Takbeer which my nana used to read. I found it rather boring.. printed on low quality paper.. colorless… and since i was never too fond of reading urdu.. i never really looked at it much.

But there is a new magazine on the market,- Hiba Magazine.. a quarterly magazine for the entire family. It has great articles, interviews , reviews, stories .. biographies of Sahabas and scholars..tips.. suggestions.. discussions on current issues.. and much much more. It is  printed on great quality paper with beautiful colors and a well organized layout… feels great to read…

It only costs Rs. 450 in Karachi for an entire year ( 4 issues), Rs. 650 outside Karachi and USD 30 outside Pakistan.

You can easily subscribe by printing out this form and mailing it to the address provided. If you would like to know more details about this magazine, you can visit their website here,unfortunately it is not updated regularly and still has a number of broken links.. but you can get an idea about the mag and will Inshallah decide to subscribe.

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13 thoughts on “Hiba Magazine – Islamic Magazine for the Family

  1. Salamalikum,

    jazakAllahu khairan for informing us about this magazine. It is really heartening to see such an effort, meaning a well balanced magazine which is ‘mainstream’ Islam….not some progressive/fake propaganda. I’m just saying this because of people out there like Babar Choudhary of fake Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem (they use actors/actresses and acting to preach Islam besides billions of other problems) and Javed Ghamidi, the ‘scholar’-screen writer of our time (he wrote the script for Shoaib Mansoor’s tuhfa for the Muslims), et el.

    Incidently, Takbeer used to come for my nana too and we used to read it, subhanAllah. Takbeer and boring?! pasand apni apni! That magazine was a good effort but was quite political. May Allah subhanahu wa taa’la accept Salahuddin sahib as a shaheed.

    Although you are right there has been a lack of ‘quality islamic magazine’, I want to qualify this by saying that there has been a lack of magazines for general public because there are very high quality, nice and academic journals/magazines published by different Islamic jamiaat (universities) in Pakistan/India for many, many decades. There used to be a good women’s magazine called Batool as well.

  2. Thanks for sharing.

    Being a technology person, I have always wished to use technology or modern modes to spread Islam + following traditional tableegh process that is meeting your islamic friends and discuss Islamic topics.

    I have ancient copies of SAYYARA DIGEST of 70s. My dad collected editions like Sahabi Number,Rasool Number,Quran number etc. All are great. I wish I could have digial copy of those.

    p.s: do you guys know any authentic online source of hadiths in Urdu? me and my friends are planning to write a software but we are unable to find main thing that is database of hadiths in Urdu. if any of you know then do let me know.

    /A

    • Dear Adnan, I am Kamran Amjad Khan, editor sayyara digest. I am glad to know that you have collection of our digest. Unfortunately we lost our record of 70′s bcz of some rains, inwhich water entered in our record room and our record was damaged. If u dont mind and can do us some favour pls reply and contact me at :editorsayyara@yahoo.com

    • Dear Adnan Sahib

      I need a copy of Sayyarah Digest regarding the life of Prophet(pbum) before the prophethood.It was written by a non muslim and published by Sayyarah Digest in seventies,I think.

  3. Salamalikum,

    SubhanAllah, to propagate the site, I just put a link with my nic, which will take you to http://www.islamicurdubooks.com. These people, may Allah accept their deeds and reward them with good, have already started on the path of what you are talking about, Adnan, may Allah reward you for you intentions. They provide both the arabic script and urdu translation. The six known hadith books (saheeh sitah) have been translated and they can be found at many stores in Pakistan. Also, mawta of Imam Malik and mawta of Imam Muhammad (Muhammad al-Shaybani) has also been translated in Urdu, but I don’t know if anyone of them are online. This site will inshaAllah one day have most of them. Orginial Arabic is widely available and if you need online version then email me.

    The people of islamicurdubooks.com need help with creating a searchable arabic/urdu hadith database. So, Adnan do contact them if you want to take part in this noble effort and use your skills (the notice is at the bottom of their site; plus anyone can help, not just tech-related people). But, note as it says on the site, they might not be requiring you to program. But, if you tell them you are a programmar, I’m sure they will have something for you. Allahu Alam

    Also, brother Adnan, have a group of real, authentic scholars supervise any of your Islamic digital work, whether that be translating something online or creating a desktop application. This note is for many books but mainly for hadith, tafseer and orginial fiqh books because you don’t want to be making a mistake, and later being accused of tahreef.

  4. @ Jav: I have some serious reservations against your comments on “Takbeer” being boring, it used to be the only magazine back in those days that used to publish the truth, and nothing but the truth about the political dirtbags during the time – until Syed Salahuddin was martyred due to his vast knowledge of the deep-rooted criminals. And guys, in my case, my FATHER used to read it back then, and may ALLAH bless him, he still reads it.

    Its good to see people working up things to spread Islam. Hiba magazine apparently is a grand milestone in this aspect. Nevertheless, there are several similar publications that are being published on NON-COMMERCIAL basis and are usually distributed for free. Most of them are published by Maktabah Darussalaam or other such makaatib.

    Regards,

    H.Q.

  5. @ H.Q
    You said it your self.. it was more of a political magazine…so if that bores me.. it shouldnt bother you much.

    I was a kid that time and i was not interested in boring politics and black and white magazines…

    If you look at the contents of Hiba Magazine.. they are not political at all. but all articles are from Quran And Sunnah and on Muslim heros and current issues in following islam.

    What i have hated the most is that.. why is it when it comes to publishing books on Islam… the most lowest quality printing.. lowest quality paper and design format is used?.. doesnt Islam deserve the best?

    The paper of Islamic books is soo bad.. i dont even want to touch it.. it invites more dust and more dust mites.. keep it in your shelf for a few days and it will have dust mites all around it…

    Thats why i totally love Darussalam books and harun yahya books…. They are quality publications, printed on quality paper and designed beautifully.

    Same for hiba magazine.. call me whatever you want …but the way anything is presented matters alot.

  6. yar ibrahim bhai thanks a lot. Boht tight website lag rahe hey. I would really explore this and forward to my friends. Also I would sure bug you one the idea gets finalized. jazakallah!

  7. @ Jav:

    Politics is the only thing that intrigues me the most, and if someone calls it boring, I’d obviously be offended. Anyways, can’t blame you for not being interested.

    As i mentioned before, most of these magazines are non-commercial and are either distributed on a “fee sabeeliLLAH” basis or at a very minimal cost of around Rs. 25. What quality would you expect for something that costs so less? YES, Islamic content should get the quality it deserves, however, for avid readers, content matters a lot more than quality of the paper.

    However for people living around the posh areas, quality of the paper means more than its contents, so OK, we’ll admit that our people should have been more choosy with the material being used. :-p

    (By the way, I forgot to mention names of a couple of magazines like “Al-Da’wah” and “Voice of Islam” in my previous post while referring to them. Kindly note them down now.)

    Regards,

    H.Q.

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  9. RAMADAN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

    In the Name of Allah Most Beneficent and Most Merciful

    ALL PRAISE IS FOR ALLAH, THE SOLO CREATOR & LORD OF THE WORLDS

    AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR UMRAH PILGRIMS FOR USE OF MOBILE PHONE (CELLULAR) IN AL-HARAM AL-SHARIF’S

    As’Salâm Alaikum Wa’Rahmatullâhi Wa’Barakâtuh

    Dear Sir
    Awareness Campaign message for Umrah Pilgrims regarding the use of Mobile (Cellular) Phones in Al-Haram Al-Sharif’s (Makkah Al Mukarama and Madina Al Munawara). In the Holy month of Ramdan more then 2.5 million Muslim travel for Umrah in each year and hundred of pilgrim stay in Al-Haram Al-Sharif’s for Itikaf and Taraweeh.
    “Most of the pilgrims use different musical tones in mobile phone when receiving calls in Al-Haram Al-Sharif’s other pilgrims get disturbed in their prayers. This act is unethical and unacceptable for Muslim and against the respect of Al-Haram Al-Sharif’s”.

    I hope you will do your best for the promotion of this Awareness Campaign. You are requested to kindly use your good office.

    The message available on the below addresses:

    Arabic
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    English
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    May Allah Subhanawatallah will give you the best reward for this noble act. The message attach with this email.

    Accept my kind wishes and best regards.

    Yours truly

    Mohammad Walid

    LABBAIK ALLAH UMMA LABBAIK
    LABBAIK LAA SHAREEKA LAKA LABBAIK INNAL HAMDA WAN-NI’MATA LAKA WAL MULK LAA SHAREEKA LAK

    Respectable Umrah Pilgrims

    As’Salâm Alaikum Wa’Rahmatullâhi Wa’Barakâtuh

    By the grace of Almighty Allah you shall soon be traveling for performing Umrah. Surely you shall take care of the sacredness of Harmain Shareefain (Makkah Al Mukarama and Madina Al Munawara). In this regard we request you to remove Musical Ring Tones from your mobile (Cellular) phones before departure and during Umrah try to keep your mobile phones on Vibrators/Silent. By this you shall be avoiding any disturbance to your worship as well as to the worships of other pilgrims and furthermore the sacredness of Harmain Shareefain shall not be harmed. We hope that you shall put heed to this request and shall convey this message to other pilgrims as well. May Allah Subhanawatallah accept your Umrah. Ameen

    Was’Salâm Alaikum

    معتمروا بيت الله الكرام

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

    نرجو منكم التكرم بعدم استخدام النغمات الموسيقية في جوالكم (موبايل) خلال أداء مشاعر العمرة، وتواجدكم بالحرمين الشريفين، بل حذفها نهائياً من الجوال. ووضع الجوال في حالة الاهتزاز/ صامت قدر المستطاع، أو إغلاقه خلال تواجدكم بالحرمين الشريفين. حتى لا يقع أي خلل في عبادتكم وعبادة بقية المعتمرين. والمحافظة على تقدس الحرمين الشريفين. نتمنى منكم العمل بهذا الرجاء، وتبليغه إلى بقية المعتمرين. تقبل الله منكم عمرتكم وندعو سبحانه وتعالى أن تكون عمرة مبرورة، وسعيا مشكورا، وذنبا مغفورا (أمين).
    والسلام عليكم

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