Identity

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

The New Buzzword at Work and How Muslims Can Cope

The New Buzzword at Work and How Muslims Can Cope

As of now, the world of business has a new favourite buzzword: Journey.  It is used to describe anything and everything that touches the business world so it is heterogeneous in character, akin to the multiplicity of identities of Muslims living and working in the...

Allah In My Art: Illumination

Allah In My Art: Illumination

 The Series Allah In My Art is a humble effort to explore elements of the Islamic Arts through a perspective of faith and understanding of Allah through the eyes of an artist. The Inspiration ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِۦ كَمِشْكَوٰةٍ...

Allah In My Art: Calligraphy

Allah In My Art: Calligraphy

The Series Allah In My Art is a humble effort to explore elements of the Islamic Arts through a perspective of faith and understanding of Allah through the eyes of an artist. The Inspiration قُل لَّوْ كَانَ ٱلْبَحْرُ مِدَادًا لِّكَلِمَـٰتِ رَبِّى لَنَفِدَ ٱلْبَحْرُ...

Allah In My Art: Islamic Architecture Part 2

Allah In My Art: Islamic Architecture Part 2

The Series Allah In My Art is a humble effort to explore elements of the Islamic arts through a perspective of faith and understanding of Allah through the eyes of an artist. The Inspiration وَلِلَّهِ ٱلْمَشْرِقُ وَٱلْمَغْرِبُ ۚ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا۟ فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ...

Allah In My Art: Islamic Architecture Part 1

Allah In My Art: Islamic Architecture Part 1

The Series Allah In My Art is a humble effort to explore elements of the Islamic Arts through a perspective of faith and understanding of Allah through the eyes of an artist. The Inspiration هُوَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْخَـٰلِقُ ٱلْبَارِئُ ٱلْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ ٱلْأَسْمَآءُ...

Allah In My Art: Al-Quran, The Ultimate Inspiration.

Allah In My Art: Al-Quran, The Ultimate Inspiration.

The Series Allah In My Art is a humble effort to explore elements of the Islamic Arts through a perspective of faith and understanding of Allah through the eyes of an artist. The Inspiration وَأَنفِقُوا۟ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَا تُلْقُوا۟ بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى...

Mother, Are We Traveling to Paradise?

Mother, Are We Traveling to Paradise?

“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta A five-hour flight from Dubai to Dar-es-Salaam turned into an enriching experience for my six-year-old. Travel is the genuine way to learn about Allah’s creations, human...

Greening of the Global Ummah: Contextualising Climate Change

Greening of the Global Ummah: Contextualising Climate Change

Hotter. Wetter. Costlier. And, uglier. That is what we can expect from global warming. The science on climate change does not lie. It is not 'fake news' or 'alternative facts'. Since 2016 up till last year, we have experienced the hottest five-year period since 1850....

​​274 Million Speak Arabic, Why Am I Not One of Them?

​​274 Million Speak Arabic, Why Am I Not One of Them?

My daughter was practicing the Arabic alphabet, I sat beside her scrolling through Instagram, and chanced upon a few amazing Arabic calligraphers. I showed her the screen and we continued watching and scrolling through their mesmerizing and artistic reels. “Mamma, I...

How a Camel Taught Me to Deal with Anxiety

How a Camel Taught Me to Deal with Anxiety

To do the best or to trust in Allah? I have anxiety. I have always lived with anxiety and I have owned that fact for quite some time now. I believe that it stems from an entire phase of my childhood where I was subjected to the feeling of perpetual inferiority and...

Commemorating the Life of Our Beloved Prophet

Commemorating the Life of Our Beloved Prophet

How well do we know the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ? He who was sent to all of humanity as the final messenger of Allah, has impacted the billions of lives throughout his lifetime. And even today, centuries after his passing, his name still rings on this earth through the...

Road Trip Reflections: Starting on a New Journey

Road Trip Reflections: Starting on a New Journey

Have you ever felt so grateful for what you have now? Grateful for all you’ve been through in the journey of life. And now you’re ready for a new beginning. Given a chance for a short vacation, my friends and I chose to travel by car to several cities in Java,...

Intentionally Choosing Hijab

Intentionally Choosing Hijab

I took my hijab off today. On my last early morning in Prince Edward Island, I visited a beach that was completely empty. I looked in every direction and there was not a person in sight. No people around meant I could take my hijab off. So I did. The Atlantic Ocean...