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Traveling During Ramadan: Why Not?

Traveling During Ramadan: Why Not?

Travel is always an eye opener, discovering another land, a people, their customs, their culture, even their diet; the experience can often be life changing. To then combine travel with Ramadan, the m
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:12

Ramadan in Istanbul

Ramadan in Istanbul
Whilst preparations for the month long celebrations start weeks in advance. A sure sign that Ramadan has started is when the Mahya, a pattern of light bulbs hung high above the minarets of the main mo
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 12:26

Niqab: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Niqab: A Trip Down Memory Lane
13 years after I started my ‘covered’ journey, distressed by witnessing many of my fellow Quran course colleagues and batch-mates ‘tone down’ or completely discard their niqab, jilbab, and –
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:00

'Can I Have Some More Fries Please?'

'Can I Have Some More Fries Please?'
Clearly, starving to death could never be as wicked as having a tyre fall on your head while walking in an open field nor is it even as vaguely outlandish as being attacked by your goldfish in the bat
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 12:56

UK Mosques Let Down Disabled Muslims

UK Mosques Let Down Disabled Muslims
Mosques all over the UK are letting down one of the most vulnerable sections of the Muslim community; the disabled. As a carer for several disabled family members over the years, I have long been dist
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:12

Over Mountains, God Sent Me a Message

Over Mountains, God Sent Me a Message
I always thought it had to mean something extraordinary, and yet it turned out to be so simple. Ever since my childhood, I have been a great lover of mountains. The sight of mountains has always had a
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:21

A Mosque Story : When We Teach Defeat

A Mosque Story : When We Teach Defeat
When I decided to move back home from college, the thing I feared the most was that I would not fit in with the local Muslim community. The first Muslim community I knew intimately and loved deeply wa
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:30

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