This May, city-based media house, Maxim Media Pvt. Ltd will launch the country's first lifestyle magazine for Muslims, 'Muallim'. The 48-page English magazine has sections on women, spirituality, health, education, children, interviews with community achievers and analysis of contemporary issues.
“Every community has its own unique lifestyle. We felt that it was important to launch a magazine that would talk about issues peculiar to the community and at the same time discuss the spiritual aspects of being,” said Ziaulla Nomani, director of the media house. “We are planning to reach out to all the English-speaking Muslims in the country, who are in the age group of 15 to 50 years,” he added. The highlight of the magazine is the separate section on Arabic tutorials, which will teach the basics of Arabic to the English-speaking Muslims. “There are several Muslims, who can speak Arabic, but cannot read and write it. This section will focus on the basic alphabets, training absolute beginners in the language,” said Nomani.
In appreciation of the effort, Hazrat Rabey Hasan Nadawi, president, All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board, said that it was the right time to launch a magazine specifically for Muslims. “The time is apt for a lifestyle magazine to hit the market as there is dearth of such literature which balances Islamic studies and on contemporary issues,” added Nadawi.