Culture

Be Kind About People’s Music Tastes

Whenever someone hitches a ride with me, I'm always filled with a sense of apprehension over the possibility of them judging what's currently playing in my car. When I'm hanging out at the beach...

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...

Retrofuturism, The Tomorrow That Kind Of Never Was

The dreams of the future are either a hit or a miss. Early ideas in the 1950s predicted a technological utopia. It was a dream people desired for the future and they wanted to...

Muslyfe Recommends: ‘Women in the Qur’an: An Emancipatory Reading’ by Asma Lamrabet

The position of women among men in Islam has always been the subject of perpetually heated debates for many years. In this week's Muslyfe Recommends, we suggest the reader to sit back but not to...

Prophet Ibrahim (A.S): A Story of Sacrifice And Submission 

Sacrifice is putting others before you, even if you have so much to lose and end up gaining nothing. It is when you have to give up something so dear to you for the...

Controversial Thoughts I Have About 13 Reasons Why (That You Might Secretly Relate To)

The moment the second season of Thirteen Reasons Why was confirmed, the news spread like wildfire and aroused a fresh new wave of emotions all around. This is assuming that you’ve already watched the...

My Experience Wearing the Hijab in the UK

Being a hijabi means representing Islam by wearing a piece of clothing as a head cover. As soon as people see a woman wearing a hijab, they are aware that she is a Muslim....

Cakes, Couches and Carpets: The 3 C’s in Preparing for Syawal

Ramadan is soon coming to a close, while Syawal waits behind the corner. It's peeking at us, with its wide cheeky grin, beckoning us to the month-long festivities. It hints at days of raucous catch...