Identity

Who you are, what you stand for; celebrate your Muslim identity.

My Life, My Career: Simple Spice Quiz Revealing The True You

My Life, My Career: Simple Spice Quiz Revealing The True You

Your friends can be brutally honest, your partner extremely reliable. Can you relate to the salty and sugary natures of others? Have you given a thought about how others around you perceive you both in your personal and professional life? Think of your life as an...

Being A Friend: Nurturing Healthy Relationships

Being A Friend: Nurturing Healthy Relationships

We are fortunate if we have that special someone we could call a friend. An individual whom we all take for granted, especially when social media driven friendships predominate our lives, online and offline. A friend whom we have been through thick and thin together...

5 Inspirational Muslim Women in Sports

5 Inspirational Muslim Women in Sports

Muslim women. Bold, creative, courageous, dynamic, teachers, doctors, mothers, caregivers, artists, journalists... The list is endless. We share a list of 5 fascinating women in the world of sports who have and are creating ripples across the community and the rest of...

Learning from the Prophets: Part II 

Learning from the Prophets: Part II 

Striving for Success Quran al-Kareem is a school. Allah teaches us through the stories of the prophets. It is a guide for believers on how to be prosperous Muslims. Tawakkul allowed them to brave every obstacle that came their way. They sacrificed but never gave up....

Learning from the Prophets I  

Learning from the Prophets I  

Striving for Success Striving for success is a process. Would you call it a success if there were no struggles, obstacles, and a leap of faith involved? The prophets of Allah have wandered this blessed planet to guide humankind. Was their journey difficult? Yes. Did...

Forgiveness in Islam: Even When You Can’t Forget

Forgiveness in Islam: Even When You Can’t Forget

Isn’t it hard for everyone of us to forgive the ones who hurt us, betray us, the ones who break our hearts? We are often hurt by the people who are closest to us so it’s natural for the wound to go deeper than the hurt you may endure through a stranger. Largely...

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...

Celebrating Star Imams: Trading Faith With Celebrity Currency

Celebrating Star Imams: Trading Faith With Celebrity Currency

Hundreds of young men auditioned. Some wore jeans and t-shirts while others were more conservative in their dressing by opting for an ankle-length shirt, with long sleeves. As a performative signifier, their choice of dressing showed that this group of young hopefuls...

A Muslim’s Guide to Living in the Moment

A Muslim’s Guide to Living in the Moment

I Feel Stuck In The Past Many still feel guilty about past sins despite repenting. cant let go of people that used to be a part of their lives or accept that things change in ways we dont always get. Some also wish they could go back and enjoy moments or think they'd...

5 Non-fiction Books on Belonging and Identity

5 Non-fiction Books on Belonging and Identity

While I love reading fiction and the escapism it can bring, I also really enjoy the depth, expertise and range of nonfiction literature. Here are a few titles I have absolutely loved! 1. In My Mother's Footsteps by Mona Hajjar Halaby Mona Hajjar Halaby's memoir is...