The Blank Canvas Show

On Saturday, 27th June, 2020, the world officially welcomed The Four Traits of a Cherished Muslimah, the new marriage manual written by marriage coach and mentor, Sara Malik.

The launch of The Four Traits of a Cherished Muslimah took place live on The Blank Canvas Show, where Sara Malik was hosted by the dynamic Hassen Rasool and was joined by some wonderful guests: Humera Khan (activist), Shaykh Haytham Tamim, Baber Siddiqi (family therapist) and the publisher of the book, Jamil Chishti (Beacon Books).


Pre-Launch Mawlid

It was only fitting that a book written for women to help them to claim the Messenger of Allah ﷺ as their own prophet and to cultivate a connection with him ﷺ would launch with a mawlid – a celebration of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ through prayer and recital. 

And so there was a ladies-only Barakah Mawlid, one hour before the launch.  Hosted by Robina Din (Mystic Beats) we had a beautiful address from the loving Ustadah Nishat Lal (Rabata) who spoke about the female companions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and how they were excellent examples of loving and empowered wives.


The Four Traits - For Men & Women...

What are The Four Traits of a Cherished Muslimah and where do they fit in the Inner Garden?

These traits are for both men and women and help us to be balanced and successful.


The Inner Garden

The running theme throughout the book is that of the Inner Garden - why are metaphors important?

The Four Traits

What are they?

How can they help men and women through mercy and empowerment, and why a balance is essential.

Men & Women

Universal Challenges

Men and women have the same values and needs and by nourishing themselves, they can be a source of strength for their spouses. 


Shaykh Haytham Tamim

Shaykh Haytham explains what it means for men and women to be 'garments' for one another.

Inspiration From The Special Guests...

Why is self-development so important? 

Our guests share their knowledge on how to create stronger, harmonious marriages.

Jamil Chishti

Beacon Books

Why did Beacon Books choose to publish The Four Traits of a Cherished Muslimah? Why do we need self-help books?

Jamil Chishti shares how he moved into publishing after having a successful bookshop, Rumi Books in Manchester.

Humera Khan

An-Nisa Society

Through her wealth of knowledge and experience, Humera Khan talks about the need for both women and men to seek help and to work on self-transformation so that we can be 'protecting friends' of one another, and for women to hold on to the rights they are given Islamically.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim


Shaykh Haytham talks about cultural factors that damage marriages and how we can learn valuable marriage lessons from the life of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ to grow as individuals and families.

Baber Siddiqi

Systemic Therapist

Baber Siddiqi talks about the importance of men and women thriving spiritually in order to thrive in our lives and relationships. 

When we think and reflect from our souls as opposed to from our egos, and evaluate our situations from a spiritual dimension, our challenges become means for us all to grow in our families.

Thought-Provoking Topics...

Men and women flourish when they tap into their unique strengths and turn to the best of role models for inspiration.

Transformation is possible through gradual, continual change.

Unique Strengths

Working Together

See how menfolk can enhance their masculinity by tapping into mercy and compassion, and women can enhance their femininity through justice and self-respect.

Role Models

The Perfect Role Model ﷺ

Let's turn to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ as the perfect balance of the four traits, and some amazing male and female role models who were examples of the four traits.

The Workbook

Gradual Change

The workbook helps women to cultivate healthy foundations and then add nourishing habits that lead to a successful marriage, whilst connecting to Allah through His beautiful names.


A lifetime of growth

Life is a continuing journey of sowing and cultivating. Find out more about the Cherished Seasons  course and how it takes women on a practical journey of cultivating new habits.

The Four Traits

'An essential addition to the bookshelf of every Muslim lady.'
Katherine Holden, Mother of 9

Learn the secrets of how to be loving wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends.

Tap into the power of respectful and intuitive femininity.