Category Archives: Life

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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A Return to Blogging

Dear Readers, My apologies for another long absence from my blog. What started with our trip to Turkey turned into a lot of different things back to back that have made it very difficult for me to get back into … Continue reading

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Should Muslims Celebrate Mother’s Day?

This is a question I have seen discussed recently as Mother’s Day is approaching. Many Muslims, however, may be oblivious to the issue and have no qualms when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day. For many, the idea makes sense, … Continue reading

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Healthy Medicine

At a recent doctor visit, my doctor told me I should start taking a multivitamin (for a multitude of reasons). Now, I believe I’ve mentioned before that I’m not too keen on taking medications– I’ve seen and heard about too … Continue reading

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Finding My Balance

My absence from my blog recently has been a symptom of a problem I feel like I am always struggling with: the struggle to balance my life. Over the past year or two especially I have frequently felt overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Honey

It’s the time of year where everyone seems to be getting sick. Here in Texas at least, it’s pretty bad right now– I guess it hasn’t helped that the weather’s been jumping from 30 to 65 and back again. In … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” — Martha Washington … Continue reading

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A Cleaner Soap

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have gradually been transitioning to a halal diet over the past several years. For those who aren’t familiar with the term ‘halal,’ it essentially means ‘allowed’, as in ‘not forbidden.’ It’s comparable to … Continue reading

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My First Month of Wearing Hijab

It’s been one month exactly since I decided to start wearing a hijab. How has the experience been so far? Not bad actually. In some ways, I feel relieved and unburdened. Because I feel like I’m no longer pretending; the … Continue reading

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