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Living Life to the Full

Living Life to the Full

No party, no excitement, no adventure can fill this empty space. Because this is the way Allah has created us. He reserved a special place for Himself inside of us. It is His space.

Muslim Creativity Showcased at Annual UK Festival

The final weekend of July sees 45 acres of Oxfordshire woodland and fields adapted to showcase the diversity and creativity of the Muslim community. Willowbrook Farm is found, off a quiet country lane, amidst fields, unusually yellowed by this summer’s intense heat. Last weekend one of the fields was bordered by tents, as the public …

Does Islam Require Us to Be Strict?

Does Islam Require Us to Be Strict?

Without understanding, our lives look so restricted and boring. I know my own mother even thinks I am too boring for my age and constantly quotes that “life is for living.” She has a point! We are not placed on this Earth to stand in the Mosque all day/night and Praise Allah with every second that passes. This is not Islam.

Fun Eid

How Can Muslims Celebrate, Have Fun in Eid?

Short Answer:  It is important to laugh and joke and to show the world that Islam brings great happiness to our lives. We have so many examples of our Prophet laughing and joking with his Companions and his wives. We must make our celebrations fun, being a natural part of being Muslim. We need to re-kindle our love for Islam …

New Muslims - How to Make the Most of Eid?

New Muslims in Eid

The Eid celebration is a chance to take one’s breath after the rigors of Ramadan and to thank Allah Almighty for the gift of being Muslim. Those new to Islam, whether they belong to a Muslim family or not, can join in this sentiment with all their hearts.

If I Convert to Islam, Should I Give Up Fun?

If I Convert to Islam, Should I Give Up Fun?

There is nowhere in the Quran and the prophetic tradition shows that having a good time and enjoying life is prohibited. We have narrations that indicate times when Prophet Muhammad was racing with his wife as well as other recreational activities. Many other…

Nouman Khan on Happiness, Fun & Pleasure (Video)

Nouman Khan on Happiness, Fun & Pleasure

Inspiring reflections by Nouman Ali Khan on the verse: {Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children…} (Al-Hadid 57:20) Watch in this Video: Life is all about playing and entertainment? Kids and need for playing. Obsession …

No Fun Noises in Paradise?

Walaykum Asalam, Thank you for your question. Peace doesn’t necessarily mean stillness or dead quiet, so to speak. Peace is much deeper and more comprehensive; it includes being free of worry or sadness or concerns, and being in a complete state of contentment. So, don’t worry, you can have all the fun you want in …

The Many Facets of Happiness

We are happiest when we are the least inhibited in acknowledging and expressing how we feel. This is the case whether we are in the company of those we know or those we do not know. Expressing our feelings should not carry with it a sense of dread as if we are disclosing the most sensitive of state secrets.

Art, Fiction and Jokes: All Fun Forbidden?

Art, Fiction and Jokes: All Fun Forbidden?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The view that art, literature and jokes are forbidden in Islam seems to be a widely held belief among ordinary Muslims. This is because they are looked upon as mere trivialities that distract from serious religious duties. And any work that …



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