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November 01, 2018
The Rape Culture and Being Muslim
Due to the #MeToo movement and #BelieveSurvivors, there have been many articles written about sexual abuse....
October 01, 2018
Embracing the Gift of Salah
When I began to practice Islam, I couldn’t pray Salah (obligatory prayer). The idea of...
September 10, 2018
5 Things the Muslim Community Needs to Know About Mental Illness
Mental illness is one of those topics that used to be taboo but is starting...
August 24, 2018
Finding a Balance Between Loving and Fearing God
I was only 8 years old when I was introduced to the formal concept of...
August 14, 2018
Blood, Sweat, & Tears: When Sacrificing for the Sake of Allah Gets Tiring
I remember how I felt when I first met my spouse, and right after we...
August 02, 2018
What Is the True Meaning and Purpose of Life?
Many people ask what the meaning of life is. It does not depend on your...
July 20, 2018
Food and Feelings at the Local Mosque: Overcoming My Fear of Muslims
Written by Pamella Bowen I was on the scene when the Muslim community of Temecula...
July 10, 2018
The Spirituality of Becoming Older and Accepting Our Own Mortality
I just turned sixty a few months ago and, for a couple of days, it...
July 03, 2018
How a Creative Block Helped My Relationship with God
On a rainy summer morning, I make myself a fresh cup of chai (not Starbucks...
June 22, 2018
Bullying and Depression | Practicing Self-Compassion to Heal
Like many kids in high school, I was subject to extreme bullying. I was extremely...
June 11, 2018
Ramadan & Low Iman: Don’t Despair If Your Month Didn’t Go as Planned
This Ramadan got off to a disappointing start for me. I felt like my iman...
June 06, 2018
6 Things I Wish I Knew About Ramadan as a New Muslim
When I converted to Islam four and a half years ago, I knew a lot...
May 30, 2018
Worth the Struggle: 6 Reasons Why I Love Ramadan
Ramadan is that special month where we feel closer to God. We all strive to...
May 25, 2018
Ramadan: A Time to Practice Self-Compassion, Not Self-Judgment
Alhamdulillah (praise and thanks be to God), we were given the chance to see another...
May 21, 2018
A Painful Secret: Ramadan, Mental Illness, and Not Being Able to Fast
Every year, even months ahead, my Muslim friends watch in anticipation of the crescent moon,...
May 17, 2018
Ramadan Is a Month of Healing
As the crescent moon makes its way across the horizon, Ramadan slowly approaches. Believers of...
May 14, 2018
Hidden in Plain Sight: Healing from an Emotionally Absent Mother
I saw you today. You were standing in your bedroom by the window. I saw...
May 08, 2018
10 Questions My Non-Muslim Friends Ask Me About Islam (& How I Answer Them)
Despite the fact that I grew up in a predominantly Muslim country, I seemed to...
May 02, 2018
Can I Be Muslim and Feminist?
The first time I listened to Chimamanda Adichie’s TEDx talk, “We should all be feminists,”...
April 29, 2018
What Is the True Purpose of Prayer?
When I get the chance to lay my prayer mat across the floor and place...
April 25, 2018
6 Questions I Wish I Were Asked as a Muslim Teen
Adolescence is hard to go through. During the pre-teen to young adult years, a person’s...
April 20, 2018
What “Interfaith” Means to Me
In the beginning, there was only an atom of energy, and that burst of energy...
April 16, 2018
3 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Hijabi
The transition to wearing hijab full-time can be a difficult one for many women. We...
April 12, 2018
“Why Me?” | Finding the Bright Side of a Dark Situation
Some parts of life suck. That’s just how it is, no matter how much we...
April 08, 2018
Don’t Tell Me That My Race and Religion Are Equal
Written by Dr. Shadee Elmasry Race and religion are often mentioned together in the same...
April 05, 2018
The Secret to Avoiding a Life of Regrets
Regret is one of the most painful feelings to experience because of the knowledge that...
April 01, 2018
The Unorthodox Rabbi Who Allied With Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Written by Rabbi Allen Maller There were many Jews who supported Muhammad (peace be upon...
March 28, 2018
Sexual Abuse and the Veil | On Battling Guilt, Shame, and PTSD
The subject of sexual abuse in very taboo when it comes to Muslim women. It...
March 25, 2018
Why It’s Not Enough to Just Be A “Good Person”
Written by Dr. Shadee Elmasry In every era, in every society, there's a common phrase...
March 21, 2018
Self-Reflection Is a Path to God
Human nature is complex and imperfect. It’s easy for me to feel on top of...
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