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Hajj Facts: What’s the Story of Hajar?

It was once a barren desert, but one day it would be filled with millions from around the world. She stood there, alone with her infant son, both of them thirsty. She was the second wife of the Prophet known as “the friend of Allah,” Prophet Ibrahim (AS). He and his wife, Sara, lived in…

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Here Is Why We Celebrate Eid Al-Adha

As Eid inches closer, we should take a moment to remind ourselves what this particular Eid is all about; whether it be why we celebrate Eid al-Adha in the first place,  or why the prophet Abraham (AS) is so closely associated to this holiday. Many know prophet Abraham (AS) for the mere fact that he…

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9 Things You Should Take to Hajj

When I performed hajj 10 years ago, there were some items I wish I had known to take with me on the blessed journey. Now that I know, I enjoy giving my bit of knowledge to friends and family who are about to embark on their own spiritual journey. Having said that, what better way to…

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How to Make Delicious Sheep Cupcakes for Eid

Eid is just around the corner! For me Eid has always been about three things, Prayer, Family, and food. And when you have food — you have to have desserts. So here is my take on a more hybrid East meets West dessert for Eid: Introducing Rose-Cardamom Cupcakes! Both Rose essence/water and Cardamom are flavors…

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5 Things For Muslim Reverts To Remember

Whether you’re brand new to Islam, or a seasoned revert, you may find yourself frustrated with how little you seem to know about being a Muslim. The amount of knowledge to gain is unlimited, and it’s really up to you how much effort you put into your chosen faith. The amount of knowledge to gain…

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21 Beautiful Duas From the Quran

Dua, an Arabic word that literally means supplication or invocation, is one of the most powerful tools a Muslim has at his or her disposal. Making dua is a conversation with God.  It’s a time to ask God to grant your requests, both large and small, for both here and the hereafter.  The Prophet, pbuh,…

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5 Health Benefits of Making Wudu

You know that thing you do everyday, multiple times daily? The hand washing three times before prayer routine? Yes, I’m talking about wudu! Not only does it prepare us to make our salat, but it also has many health benefits. Keep reading for five health benefits of wudu.   1. Our body is in contact with germs on…

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Every day is Mother's Day in Islam. In honor of Mother's Day, we put together a few of our favorite Islamic quotes about mothers as a reminder. Photo credit: quotesgram.com

5 Islamic Quotes About Mothers for Mother’s Day

Every day is Mother’s Day in Islam.  In honor of Mother’s Day, we put together a few of our favorite Islamic quotes about mothers as a reminder.

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I am a MONSTER when I PMS. Migraine/fever/mood swings... like WHOA!  Seriously, God bless those who  have to put up with me. I won't lie, it's nice to not have to keep my prayers in check during that time... but sometimes my faith needs a little boost. So what's a girl to do when she can't pray? Here's a little list of things I've started doing over the years so that I can still keep in touch with my spirituality when my prayer rug and I are on a week long break.

5 Ways to Worship When It’s That Time of the Month

I am a MONSTER when I PMS. Migraine/fever/mood swings… like WHOA!  Seriously, God bless those who  have to put up with me. I won’t lie, it’s nice to not have to keep my prayers in check during that time… but sometimes my faith needs a little boost. So what’s a girl to do when she…

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Top 10 Quotes by Malcolm X

Feb. 21, 2016 marks the 51st death anniversary of Muslim-American civil rights leader Malcolm X, also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. Malcolm X spent his entire life challenging a system that discriminated against him due to the color of his skin. His eloquent speech and powerful rhetoric influenced millions, and they continue to inspire the…