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My Holiday Experience in Tunisia - 5 Things I Enjoyed

My Holiday Experience in Tunisia - 5 Things I Enjoyed

Whilst in the hotel we booked many excursions to get the full experience in Tunisia. The funniest by far was the camel excursion. On purchasing the trip we were told you have time with the camels and all your food and drink is included in the price.

Aren't You Hot in That?

Aren't You Hot in That?

If it gets very hot for me, I remind myself that even if I take it off, it won’t really make me any less hot. And there is only so much clothing you can remove; I’m not about to go into work wearing a bikini, so why not be an Islamically-dressed woman and proud?

Diving into Halal Swimwear

Diving into 'Halal' Swimwear

The last time I wore a bathing suit was last year while in Turkey. It caused a lot of anxiety for me, especially leading up to the trip, as I decided what I should wear on the beach. I had not yet started wearing hijab, but I was dressing modestly and was not…

Became Muslim

How I Met My Husband and Became Muslim

At the age of 15, many teenagers are interested in boys, going out and other such activities. I am not going to lie, I was one of them all right, however now and again I would always think there must be more than this to my life, more to my purpose on this earth. At …

An American and a Muslim

Converting to Islam: An American and a Muslim?

Short Answer: I assure you that you will have fantastic days ahead of you. I could also assure you that you will be tested. Islam has a core of faith matters, acts of worship and morals. But beyond that, people from every culture adapt to Islam in their own special way based on their background. _____________________________________ Salam Dear Michael, Thank …

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

I remember my first summer as a Muslim. It wasn’t that long after I converted, and I was barely into the transition phase. I knew that hijab is obligatory, but I was definitely not ready to tell my family and the world what I had just recently discovered myself.

Can I Be Muslim Even If My Husband Is Not

Can I Be Muslim Even If My Husband Is Not?

Short Answer: Muslim scholars differ in opinion on this matter. According to the four main schools of jurisprudence, it is forbidden for the wife to remain with her husband, or indeed to allow him conjugal rights, once her period of waiting has expired. However, some scholars see that it is for her to remain with him, allowing …

Important Tips for New Muslims During Ramadan

Important Tips for New Muslims During Ramadan

Short Answer: Fasting is not intended as hardship. Make lots of du’aa as supplication is the essence of worship. Remember Allah often as this is a great way to strengthen your connection with Allah. Don’t be overwhelmed. Allah appreciates every effort that you do for His sake and He will reward you for it. No difficulty …

Feeling Isolated During Ramadan

Feeling Isolated During Ramadan

In this counseling answer: • Contact the mosque and find out if there are any Muslims who are near you. • Ramadan is about festivities, yes, but it is more so about your relationship with Allah (swt) and drawing closer to Him through fasting, personal study, prayer and other acts of worship. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Ramadan can …

A New Muslim? 6 Tips to Spiritually Prepare for Ramadan

A New Muslim? 6 Tips to Spiritually Prepare for Ramadan

Set yourself goals for Ramadan. keep those goals realistic and don’t compare yourself to other Muslims. You are new, so take it easy. Then list habits you want to develop or destroy to achieve these goals on Ramadan plan…



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