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It was still Ramadan | Over-Commercialization of Eid-al-Fitr

It was the first week of Ramadan; I was trying to find a place to eat for iftar. The white noise of other people in the shopping mall was very comforting. It made me...

A Checklist of Must-Haves for A Muslim Traveler

When it comes to planning an adventure, Muslims do have to make the extra effort in not missing out on daily religious duties. Luckily enough, we've got just the thing for you: A checklist...

Struggling in Reading and Understanding the Qur’an

As a Muslim millennial, I haven’t been the best at keeping track with the spiritual side of my life. I make silly excuses such as having distractions that would make themselves eventually transition into...

Who were ‘The Leaders of the Women of the World’? (Part 1)

It happened during the hype of celebrating Women’s Independence day, where women all over the world were celebrated for their eminent achievements politically, economically and socially. I showed a list of 2016’s Top 100...
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...

How Exercise Feels Like For Someone Who Doesn’t Exercise

The Internet is freight with gym-goers preaching the good word of health manuals and protein shakes. Every so often, us normal humans give in to the curiosity of what it’s like to ride on...

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...

My Experience with Tarawih Prayers

I was thrown into this experience suddenly when I was in my early teenage years, around thirteen. Looking back at it now, I suppose didn’t know any better. Especially regarding how I initially felt...

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