Women Can Go to the Mosque, Too

I’m really tired of the “only men should attend prayer at mosques” mentality. Just because women don’t have to go doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t, or that Muslims can discourage them from going. Women were given the privilege of being equally rewarded for going or not going to the mosque in order to empower their…


3 Things to Remember During Ramadan

It’s that time of the year again! Yes, Ramadan has arrived for Muslims everywhere around the world. Every year, we tell ourselves that we will do everything in our list, which we’ve created mentally or actually written it down on the piece of paper. Every year, we fall short, and do not fulfill half of…


Eyes on the Prize

I graduated from a private Islamic school in June 2012. I was a student there since I was in 4th grade. I remember resenting the hijab and the Islamic curriculum, but I grew to appreciate them as the years went on and I got older (and hopefully wiser). When I entered high school, everything I…


There’s Always a Way to Pray

It’s happened to all of us: You’re on a lunch date with friends, at a sporting event, sitting in class, or putting in hours at work and it’s time for prayer. You’re not in the comfort of your own home or at the mosque — you’re in a public place with no designated area to…


Clothes to wear to the mosque?

One lady told me that when praying to Allah or at the mosque, you are not allowed to wear jeans. So my question is if I go to the mosque to pray, what should I wear? Can I wear loosefitting jeans, a loose fitting longsleeve shirt and a hijab? Is that fine? Like these jeans…


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 it useful as a reminder in your quest to become a better Muslim: