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October 13, 2016
STAR-STRUCK: Why We Need to Stop Idealizing Scholars and Speakers
Celebrities, pop stars, and public figures everywhere are idolized by their fans; this trend is...
October 09, 2016
What’s Your Spiritual Kryptonite? — Mostly Muslim
I vividly remember that day: sitting on my bedroom floor, I looked through my pile of...
October 06, 2016
Where is the Religious Guidance of Today’s Youth Coming From?
Adolescence and young adulthood have always been difficult times to navigate in a person’s life....
October 02, 2016
How to Deal With TROLLS as a Muslim
We've all been there: While browsing online, you come across a great video, post, or...
September 28, 2016
“Color Blindness” Is a Form of Racism
Eesa was genuinely confused as he pulled his car onto the shoulder. When the police...
September 18, 2016
Did I Just Attend the Friday Khutbah, or a Game of “The Fear Factor?”
All of us, at one point or another, have sat through the “boring and culturally...
September 13, 2016
Feeling Spiritually Empty? This Might Be What’s Missing
One thing that many of us have heard about Prophet Muhammad (saws) is that he used to seclude...
August 28, 2016
Hanging on to Faith | #FeelTheBurn
You know that borderline-torturous feeling when you've been working out for a long time, but...
August 20, 2016
“Nobody Understands My Struggles”
Whenever you're going through a tough time in your life and feel like nobody can...
August 15, 2016
Victoria’s Big Secret
I still remember how I felt, as a child, when walking past the intimate apparel...
July 29, 2016
Freedom of R̶e̶l̶i̶g̶i̶o̶n̶ Culture
"You have such an interesting culture!" We've all heard this at some point in the...
July 03, 2016
Ramadan: What Is “Taqwa” Anyway?
Oftentimes, when I hear that fasting in Ramadan is for us to increase in taqwa,...
June 28, 2016
Ramadan: “Sizing Up” in the Last 10 Nights
I'm not the healthiest person, but I do generally try to avoid eating junk food....
June 23, 2016
“Why Bother Praying If My Life Still Sucks?”
In a certain episode of a TV show, one of the main characters is a...
March 12, 2016
PHOTO ENFORCED: Remembering Our Book of Deeds
Not too long ago, a new sign started appearing in front of many traffic signals,...
March 01, 2016
Short Story: Presumptions
By 8:45, Sarah grudgingly gave up on trying to make her hijab look half decent....
November 24, 2015
Log Kya Kahenge? (What Will People Say?)
(Urdu print at bottom) Main woh de chuki hoon Jo vapas nahi le sakti: Daulat...
October 20, 2015
Go For the Gold
If there's one thing that everyone has in common, it's that we always want more....
June 29, 2015
“Am I Beautiful?” | On Hijab, Modesty, and Self-Esteem
I'm gonna be honest... I love hearing that I look pretty when I dress up,...
June 21, 2015
What’s the Point of Fasting in Ramadan?
"If fasting was simply about feeling like the poor and hungry, then Allah would not...
June 01, 2015
The Final Graduation
He was stunned. Adam was finally hit by the realization of what had happened. How...
May 03, 2015
Living for the Dunya: Is Ignorance Really Bliss?
Imagine that you're taking a nap, and as you're dreaming, your subconscious mind takes you...
February 27, 2015
Look Who’s Talking
I talk in my sleep, and I'm not gonna lie, it has led to some...
February 13, 2015
The Fiqh of Being a Decent Person
The first results that came up after a Google search for "the fiqh of" were:...
July 22, 2014
Tipping the Tower
While playing the classic nerve-wracking game Jenga, a player's main objective is to keep building...
July 08, 2014
3 Ways to Benefit From Ramadan When You’re Not Fasting
When you're physically unable to fast for long hours due to illness or feminine issues,...
June 30, 2014
Lean on Him
Do you ever really need to talk to someone, or need their help, but they...
June 23, 2014
What It Means to Rely on God
There's a game that's often played as a trust-building (or team-building) exercise called the Trust...
June 19, 2014
Let Me Take a Selfie
There's something that's making us lose touch with reality; Some think it's no big deal,...
June 14, 2014
We Need to Stop Saying “Ramadan Muslims”
Every year, as another Ramadan comes and goes, we hear the repeated mention of "Ramadan...
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