By US Desk
Fri, 12, 22

They should engage in activities like baking, reading magazines, crafting and gardening in their spare time because kids observe and learn from their elders....



Salam Eddy,

I would like to appreciate Us magazine for covering stories on mental health issues. I came across the article ‘TikTok and mental health’ and really felt bad for young people like Faryal who spend all their time on the social media at the cost of their health and studies. Sometime, as adults, we feel helpless and we just can’t figure out how we should monitor our children.

The best part of the article was the last section: What can we do to help youth use TikTok mindfully? Setting up a routine for your kids will definitely help reduce the screen time. I would say adults should also not use smartphones unnecessarily in front of their kids. They should engage in activities like baking, reading magazines, crafting and gardening in their spare time because kids observe and learn from their elders.

Nasra Syed, Lahore

Hi Ed,

In the issue of 11 Nov, ‘Life ... and why I stopped writing’ caught my eye. I loved how honestly the writer shared her feelings about her career journey. When I started reading the piece, I thought the writer would say she chose writing over medicine and was thriving as a writer, but she became a doctor. It’s great she kept her parents’ opinion in mind while choosing a career path; I wonder how someone can be rebellious and obedient at the same time.

And it is absolutely true that once you start practicing medicine, it is very difficult to continue writing for a publication. Thanks Ed, for publishing the article! It was a fun read!

Niha Qureshi, Karachi

Dear Ed,

‘Sauces from around the world’ was, well, saucy. I love sauces and, in my opinion, sauces that are made at home are healthier and tastier than the bottled variety we get in the markets. I make a couple of basic sauces myself and the best thing about them is that they are free of preservatives. My suggestion to Us readers is to do the same because avoiding preservatives will do wonders for their health.

Samara Anis, Lahore

Hi Eddy,

One of my favourite sections in Us is ‘The Green Room’. I love cinema and I think the very short space given to movies leaves a lot to be desired. In a very old issue of Us my cousin gave me, I saw an entire page designated to movies! Please revive that page and include Pakistani movies in the mag.

Rehan Ahmed Khan, Karachi



Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d (R.A):

The Prophet (SAW) went out to affect a reconciliation between the tribes of Bani ‘Amr bin’Auf and the time of the prayer became due; Bilal went to Abu Bakr and said, ‘The Prophet (SAW) is detained. Will you lead the people in the prayer?’ Abu Bakr replied, ‘Yes, if you wish.’ So Bilal pronounced the Iqama and Abu Bakr led the prayer. In the meantime the Prophet (SAW) came crossing the rows (of the praying people) till he stood in the first row and the people started clapping. Abu Bakr never looked hither and thither during the prayer but when the people clapped too much, he looked back and saw the Prophet (SAW) in the (first) row. The Prophet (SAW) waved him to remain at his place, but Abu Bakr raised both his hands and sent praises to Allah and then retreated and the Prophet (SAW) went forward and led the prayer.

Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith


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