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Veiled or Unveiled? Am I less of a Muslim?

In the eyes of a non Muslim, a Muslim covering her head with hijab, or a burqa is what identifies the wearer as a Muslim, or rather, a ‘real’ Muslim. Before I started embarking...

Caffeintervention

A mixture of smoky and nutty aroma fills the kitchen atmosphere and lingers in your nose, while you are still at your hypnopompic state of consciousness. As you attempt to make a perfect cup...

The “Western” Muslim in an Eastern Muslim Country

As a Canadian-born Muslim, I've had to learn about the practices and teachings of Islam at my own pace in my own time. Being enrolled in an Islamic elementary school helped, not to mention...
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Unfair and Lovely

“I’m not moving away from you,” my colleague jokingly assured me as he moved his chair to an unshaded spot. “Need to work on my tan before the festival.” It was mid-July, summer was in...

Muslims Saying “Merry Christmas”; Astaghfirullah or…?

It’s that time of the year again: the holidays. If you live in a Muslim country, you probably don’t face this little problem. But, if you’re currently studying abroad, or a North American Muslim...
What reverse culture shock feels like

What reverse culture shock feels like

Imagine: You have been living in a new place, somewhere with acceptance, diversity and unity (for the most part). You walk among open-minded communities which you have come to love. You have met with curious...
K word

The K Word

To quote the last sermon of the Prophet Mohammad SAW: “All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also...

Muslim Women Making Noise: Who to Watch in 2017

If past year has taught us anything, it's that the future is decidedly female. With 2016 clearly in our rearview mirror, we've witnessed countless Muslim women making their mark on the world, raising their voices and increasing the visibility of Muslim...

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