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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...

ISLAMOPHOBIA AWARENESS MONTH #IAM2016

“You don’t belong here,” a man muttered, barely audible whilst looking down. I had not heard him and thought he may have needed help of some sort. I asked him politely to repeat himself. “I...

Slowing Down & Praying On A Fast-Moving Train

One of the perks of having lived abroad is the pleasure (or the pain) of taking a train ride. In fact, one of the things that I miss the most about living in the...

When In Bali

This is a photo diary(ish) of two twenty something (never revealing) best friends taking on six days in Bali who did not find love in the form of an attractive Brazilian expatriate but still...
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...
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...
Muslim Traveller

5 things you need as a Muslim Traveller

Always be prepared Muslims are always perceived an unfortunate target for Random Searches, so always be prepared by making sure 1) you don't carry any suspicious looking devices on you 2) your passport is...

5 hours in Istanbul

Istanbul is, as always, breathtaking. Having only 5 hours in Istanbul as I was transiting through to Santorini, I knew I had to make the best of the time I had.  There were so...

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