Category Archives: Islam

Posts and discussion related to my conversion to Islam, learning about Islam, practicing Islam, and the challeges of living as a Muslimah in the U.S.

My Journey to Islam Part 2: Exploring My Beliefs

  As a Christian in high school, I felt that I was pretty set in my beliefs—that nothing would ever change my opinions on God and religion. Even though I didn’t agree with all Christians or all Christian leaders, I … Continue reading

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My Journey to Islam Part 1: In the Beginning

In case you are unaware, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan recently ended. It is a month of spiritual focus, primarily including fasting from dawn to dusk every day. I mention this because it was four years in Ramadan that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Love is a Verb

I recently had the opportunity to go to the USA Film Festival here in Dallas to watch Love is a Verb. This film is a documentary about Turkish Muslims belonging to the group known as Hizmet, or sometimes called “The … Continue reading

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My Conversion Story Coming Soon . . .

So I know I’ve been promising for a while to share with my readers about my conversion, as well as why I chose to wear hijab. Inshallah, I will share those very soon. I am working on writing my conversion … Continue reading

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Creationism vs. Evolution: Where Does Islam Stand?

A few weeks ago the long-fought argument over creationism versus evolution was once again propelled into the spotlight with the live debate between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Ken Ham, the Christian founder of the Creation Museum. I have … Continue reading

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Dr. Oz Discusses His Turkish and Islamic Heritage

First of all, thanks to Pearls of Islam as I first saw this video on that blog! I found this video very interesting, not only as a Muslim, but also since my husband is Turkish. Many people are not aware … Continue reading

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Noah’s Pudding

This past weekend, our local Turkish Center held their annual Noah’s Pudding Festival. The festival commemorates the Islamic holy day of Ashura, which was on November 14 this year. For many Muslims, the day of Ashura is commemorated as a … Continue reading

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Diving Into Islamic Swimwear

Since I have begun wearing hijab, I have not yet really felt the necessity to go swimming, and therefore have not needed to look into getting a full-coverage swimsuit. But, being that we have just decided to go to Turkey … Continue reading

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Ramadan Blessings

So it’s almost the end of Ramadan and I’m finally getting around to writing this post . . . To all of my Muslim sisters and brothers out there, Ramadan Mubarak! For those who don’t know what that means, it’s … Continue reading

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Modern Modesty

Even before I was Muslim, I considered myself to be a ‘modest’ person– at least in terms of how everyone else around me dressed. I didn’t wear low-cut shirts, short shorts or skirts, and I hated to be in public … Continue reading

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