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February 09, 2018
Enough Is Enough: On Anti-Black Racism in the Muslim Community
February being Black History Month, I feel that not only is there a need to...
February 06, 2018
Being in a Biracial Marriage as a Muslim Convert
When I was a teenager, my father (who was an ex-marine and educated in the...
February 02, 2018
Why New Converts Should Not Be Rushed into Marriage
There was an article which was recently published on Mostly Muslim, referring to marriage not being...
January 30, 2018
Balancing Spirituality in a 21st Century World
It’s ten minutes until sundown, and I instantly stop what I’m doing so that I...
January 26, 2018
5 Hidden Benefits of the 5 Daily Prayers
All Muslims are required to offer salah (obligatory prayer/worship) 5 times a day, if they...
January 23, 2018
“Dear Muslim Millennial…” | Letters to the Ummah
Dear Muslim millennial, I know how you feel. As a Muslim millennial in the West,...
January 19, 2018
Let’s Be Honest… Trusting God Can Be a Struggle
It’s been drilled into me from a young age that in order to be strong...
January 16, 2018
Discovering the Grace of God
“He answers those who believe and do good work and gives them more out of...
January 14, 2018
“Dear Zainab…” | Letters to the Ummah
Dear Zainab, 10 days have passed since your murder, and five days since you were...
January 08, 2018
Marriage Is Not a Cure-All for Life’s Problems
You know the typical "rom-com" narrative? The one that goes, "Girl is unhappy and guy...
January 05, 2018
5 Reasons Why You Should Start Journaling Today
Journaling is one of those endeavors which many people start, but don’t keep up. When...
January 01, 2018
How to Accomplish the Ultimate New Year’s Resolution
The end of one year and the start of a new one is a natural...
December 29, 2017
Taqwa, Not Identity | Finding Meaning and Consistency in Faith
When I was 12, I had an interesting habit: whenever I laid on my bed...
December 25, 2017
What Being an Artist Means to Me as a Muslim — Mostly Muslim
I always knew that I wanted to be an artist, ever since I was very...
December 20, 2017
Confession: I Wish Eid Could Be More Like Christmas
I know, I know. I’m not supposed to feel this way. Shirk, kufr, etc. I...
December 16, 2017
Why I Stopped Publicly Condemning Terror Attacks as a Muslim
This month, the writers of the Patheos Muslim Channel are opening up about their feelings...
December 12, 2017
Battling Life With Chronic Pain: When Grief Is Blinding
I had just finished my physical therapy session in the afternoon and timed it...
December 08, 2017
Roses and Trees | When Caring Too Much Hurts
My rose bush has died a thousand deaths, but it has always come back again....
December 04, 2017
The ABC’s of a Happy Marriage (Muslim Edition)
Written by Hosai Mojaddidi Marriage has its ups and downs, regardless of the religion or ethnicity...
November 30, 2017
“My Dear Child…” | Heartfelt Letters from Muslim Adoptive Parents
(This is part three of a series on adoption. Read part one here and part...
November 27, 2017
The Cult of “Specialness”: Why I Live for God, Not Society
Written by Anonymous Members of the American middle class are raised in a nation of...
November 22, 2017
4 Ways You Can Support Muslim Converts This Holiday Season
The holiday season can be very hard for Muslim converts — not just Muslim holidays, but...
November 20, 2017
Holiday Reflections: Gratitude for the Small Things in Life
Each morning I wake up in the coziness of my soft, warm bed, my black...
November 17, 2017
Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness: This is My Story
Since the age of six, I have struggled with mental illness. This was because of...
November 13, 2017
Red Pill or Blue Pill? | Accepting the Reality of the Afterlife
In a famous scene from the movie “The Matrix,” the main character is offered two...
November 10, 2017
Finding Strength in God
When I was young, my grandmother would work outside in the yard, and she would...
November 08, 2017
Dear Hijabi Sisters: We, the Silent Muslim Men, Admire Your Strength & Courage
(I hope this doesn't end up being too cheesy. I'm lactose intolerant anyway, so I'll...
November 06, 2017
When Your Pride Hurts More Than Your Pain | On Motherhood & Strength
She’s 40 minutes late. I keep clicking at my phone, hoping that looking at the...
November 03, 2017
Finding Perspective: Understanding the World Around Us
There is a great deal of evil in the world. As we go about our...
November 01, 2017
Why Are Converts Not Given a Fair Chance at Marriage?
I am writing this article to shed light on a problem within our ummah that...
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