Articles Written by Suryani Omar

This article was written by Suryani Omar. With a passion for community and education, Suryani is currently the founder of Deen Hubb, a boutique Islamic bookstore based in the United States.
Omar: The Man whose Heart was Moved by the Quran

Omar: The Man whose Heart was Moved by the Quran

Omar ibn Khattab, the resolute and courageous leader of the Muslim community, emerged as the second caliph succeeding Abu Bakr r.a. Delve into the compelling narrative of how the Quran transformed this formidable figure, revealing a profound journey of faith and...

Her Last Ramadan – Coping with Grief on Eid

Her Last Ramadan – Coping with Grief on Eid

Growing up, Eid at my grandmother’s apartment in Singapore meant family photos, eating the various dishes cooked by my grandmother, mother and aunts, and watching the rerun of the special Eid variety program on television. Since I moved to the U.S in 2012, I have not...

5 Reasons to Visit Ramadan Suhoor Festival

5 Reasons to Visit Ramadan Suhoor Festival

Ramadan in Dearborn, Michigan is pretty lit- not just because Muslims decorate their homes with lights, but because the Ramadan Suhoor Festival takes place every weekend during the fasting month. This year, the festival is expected to welcome over 100,000 people, said...

5 Tips for a Convert’s First Ramadan

5 Tips for a Convert’s First Ramadan

If you're a convert to Islam, experiencing your first Ramadan can be both exciting and daunting. To help converts navigate this special time, Suryani Omar spoke to Rebecca Siddiqi, a convert for 12.5 years.   Rebecca, who will be ushering her 13th Ramadan, started...

Women’s History Month: 3 Shows to watch on Qalbox

Women’s History Month: 3 Shows to watch on Qalbox

As we celebrate Women's History Month this March, watching films that showcase women's stories and contributions to society is a powerful way to honor their legacy. Through film, we can learn about the struggles and triumphs of women from all walks of life....

3 Tips to Enhance Daily Prayer

3 Tips to Enhance Daily Prayer

Prayer, also known as Salah, is a fundamental pillar of Islam and is considered an essential act of worship for Muslims worldwide. Salah is performed five times a day, and it involves a series of physical movements and recitations of verses from the Quran. Prayer...

5 Shows on Qalbox that Celebrate Love

5 Shows on Qalbox that Celebrate Love

Love is a verb that as Muslims, we engage in daily. Heeding God’s command is an example of showing our love for Allah. Love exists for the Creator, and showing love to His creations is also a sign of our love for Allah, who is Al Wadud (The Loving). Here are five...

World Hijab Day: 3 Shows to Watch

World Hijab Day: 3 Shows to Watch

Exciting films featuring hijabis globally are available to watch on Qalbox. We are currently running a limited time promo for you to enjoy unlimited access to Qalbox and Muslim Pro ad-free! Claim it now! New York native, Nazma Khan, came to the United States at the...

Morocco: Football, Faith and Films

Morocco: Football, Faith and Films

Stream shows that highlight the talent and beauty of Morocco on Qalbox. We are currently running a limited time promo for you to enjoy unlimited access to Qalbox and Muslim Pro ad-free! Claim it now! The Muslim world cheered with cries of Allahuakbar as the Atlas...

Prepare for Ramadan with a Rajab Reset

Prepare for Ramadan with a Rajab Reset

"Ramadan Lane" and other titles are available to watch on Qalbox. We are currently running a limited time promo for you to enjoy unlimited access to Qalbox and Muslim Pro ad-free! Claim it now! Imagine taking part in a marathon. You’d train months in advance to be...

Habit Building: Remembrance of God

Habit Building: Remembrance of God

“Duas for Everyone” series is available to watch on Qalbox. We are currently running a limited time promo for you to enjoy unlimited access to Qalbox and Muslim Pro ad-free! Claim it now! We’re all busy and often, we’re just focused on checking things off our...

Winter Outdoor Survival Must-Haves

Winter Outdoor Survival Must-Haves

"The Greater Caucasus" is available to watch on Qalbox. We are currently running a limited time promo (more than 60% OFF) for you to enjoy unlimited access to Qalbox and Muslim Pro ad-free! Claim it now! The bitter cold, snow and ice may often deter many from heading...

Halal Gummies…or ?

Halal Gummies…or ?

‘Strengthening Your Deen’ is a collection of supplications that’s available to watch on Qalbox. We are currently running a limited time promo for you to enjoy unlimited access to Qalbox and Muslim Pro ad-free! Claim it now! Many of us Muslims that live as minorities...

Supporting Muslim Converts During Christmas

Supporting Muslim Converts During Christmas

The year-end holidays can be hard for Muslim converts as they try to navigate family traditions, religious practices or perhaps that uncomfortable stare by an aunt or uncle who has yet to embrace the conversion. While some new Muslims may be invited to the dinner...

Finding Maryam a.s. in Ourselves

Finding Maryam a.s. in Ourselves

Narrated `Ali (may Allah be pleased with him): I heard the Prophetﷺ saying, "Mary, the daughter of `Imran, was the best among the women (of the world of her time) and Khadija is the best amongst the women. (of this nation). (Reported by Imam Bukhari) As our Christian...

5 Tips for a Fun Movie Night

5 Tips for a Fun Movie Night

A diverse selection of shows including “The Messenger”, “Little Explorers”, and “Casablanca Calling” are available to watch on Qalbox. We are currently running a limited time promo for you to enjoy unlimited access to Qalbox and Muslim Pro ad-free! Claim it now! Among...

Upholding Sunnahs This Winter Season

Upholding Sunnahs This Winter Season

Winter is often linked to a season of hibernation. Bears sleep in their dens, squirrels feed on the nuts that’ve been collected over fall, and queen bumblebees take a break. I remember my first winter – a decade ago when I moved to the United States from sunny,...

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Islamic Convention

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Islamic Convention

Part of the American Muslim experience, in my opinion, is to attend an Islamic conference. From state-wide ones to national gatherings, these annual conventions are a great way to learn, engage, and to immerse yourself in the vibrant Muslim ummah. I remember the first...

Living as a Muslim in a Secular Country

Living as a Muslim in a Secular Country

Suryani Omar, Muslim Pro’s community manager, shares her experience living in the United States (US) for the past decade. She sheds light on the reason for her Transpacific move, the challenges she faces and the positive takeaways from being a Muslim in America....

Being A Muslim in A Non-Muslim Country: A Short Guide

Being A Muslim in A Non-Muslim Country: A Short Guide

Growing up in a Western country, I have encountered many Muslims struggling to keep up with their faith, feeling like they will be left out if they openly practise or simply fearful of being associated with the unfortunate misconceptions people have about our...