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The Highly-Sensitive, quiet and alone Muslim

The most common questions and statements that I encountered when I was a kid were “Why are you so quiet?” or “Why haven’t you talked all day?” or “I think you’re just being overly...

Covent Garden: An experience

There is definitely a charming buzz of electricity that fills the air as you wander around Covent Garden, London: Imagine, listening to the sound of your own footsteps from the sole of your shoes hitting...

What is love?

Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me....no more. Is that my personal perception of love? No. That’s just a chorus of a 90's song stuck in my head as I’m writing this. We all...

Meet Atikah of ‘The Tudung Traveller’, the hijabi globetrotter smashing stereotypes

When we think of travel bloggers and long-terms travellers, we often think of adrenalin-seeking Bear Grylls types or dreadlocked hippies wandering the world in Ali Baba pants and giant backpacks. But stereotypes are narrowly-defined...

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...
Making Mistakes And Everything In Between

Making Mistakes And Everything In Between

We all make honest mistakes in terms of our judgement and choices in life. We are, after all, flawed beings but created by Allah in a state in full of love and cherish. In this...

Spending my birthday in Ulu Temburong – the ‘Green Jewel of Brunei’

IMAGINE witnessing the sunrise from the tallest tower of the rainforest canopy walk at Ulu Temburong National Park, watching daylight slowly spreading across the jungle valley, and the morning mist dancing to where the...

The Courage of a Convert

Throughout my entire life, I can remember the number of times I’ve been impressed by a conversation with a particular person, or group of people - and I can honestly say that it hasn’t been...

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