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Muslims: A Matter of Perception

I just finished reading a string of comments claiming one after another how the “majority ‘Moderate Muslim’ population” is not doing anything to denounce the radical Muslims which means that they are,…

Beautifully Modest

A combination of lose shirts, cardigans, and skirts can make any dress modest in no time. Right: Put to use a mini-skirt! How many have you skipped through your shopping endeavors? Not anymore. Find s…

A Trendy Saturday

Sometimes you have to turn things down a notch and go to an informal gathering. Mixing up the trend of skirts and making it hijab friendly with a pair of jeans can take you right out of the mall into …

Why is Sinning Easier for Me?

When we are born, two faculties are created alongside us as challenges to make us vulnerable to committing crimes: Shaytan and Nafs. Shaytan, or Satan, has existed even before the Creation of Man an…

Formal suit, frilly dress!

Lately, a lot of runways and notable female celebs have been rocking “feminized” mens’ suits. It definitely works for a classic look, and there is no better time to wear the get-up t…

The Banner of Peace

These are tough times.  Our values, outlooks, beliefs, lifestyle, and even our clothing are being attacked and ridiculed.  Each headline in the news, from about a mass murderer to a taxi driver, is be…

Etiquettes of Prayer

Salah is incumbent upon us and contains certain guidelines without which it becomes invalid. I have outlined some of the common mistakes you might be making in your prayer and hope that you will find…

My Hijab is for You, Too

Why do you wear the hijab? Muslims and non-Muslims alike have asked me the same question countless times.  While it is true that Islam, in addition to the spiritual enlightenment, has preferred women …

To Eat the Flesh of His Dead Brother

Sitting with my mother on the sofa with a remote control in my hand, I had the honor of watching an incredibly powerful and deeply moving lecture. This opinion might not be shared by everyone, but my …

Zakah: Purification of the Soul

When I was gardening with my mother in the front yard, planting blooming flowers or slender vines, my hands were getting the worst of it.  The result of our efforts was magnificent – or as magnificent…