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The Alpujarras: Spain's Last Muslim Stronghold

From the many hillside cafes and plazas of the bustling city of Granada, snow-capped mountains are visible just a short journey away. On the slopes of these mountains are strings of tiny villages which housed the remnants of Spain’s last Muslim communities; they have their own small but distinct role in Andalucia’s history, and offer …

Life is But a Journey

This Life is But a Journey

No matter how excellent any stop along the way is, or how much you enjoy the company of a new acquaintance, you will enable yourself to say goodbye. You will move on because you knew at the outset that you were never meant to stay. Your awareness of your true goal facilitates letting go.

When traveling is done as an enforced obligation, it is usually not enjoyable. Many husbands and wives usually say goodbye to leisure traveling almost as soon as their honeymoon is over.

Take a Break For a Change of Scene

If a family truly wants to enjoy a trip, they should shed their self-obligated cultural burdens first, and then plan a trip according to their budget. Keep an open mind and try to make the journey as purposeful and light as possible. You can travel somewhere even for two days…

A key to a life well-lived and free of regrets, apart from achieving one’s personal goals and contributing to society, is to live in the now.

The Comfort of Little Things

Having a simple me-time could possibly be the best vacation you’ll need, to rejuvenate and energize yourself in this extremely fast-paced and hectic world we’re living in. Sometimes you just need to pamper and catch up with yourself. To breathe and relax…

Among the works of Imam Ibn Hanbal is the great encyclopedia of Hadith called Al-Musnad, compiled during his life time, completed by his son 'Abdullah, and amplified by supplements.

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal - Master of the Hadith

Imam Ahmad was chiefly interested in acquiring knowledge of Hadith and traveled extensively through Iraq, Syria, Arabia and other places in the Middle East studying religion and collecting the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). His travels occupied several years of his early life.

Airports' Nude-Body Scanners

Airports' Nude-Body Scanners: Should I Not Travel?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Thank you for your good question and concern about the affairs of your fellow Muslims. The full-body X-ray scanners (also called nude-body scanners …


5 Muslim Globetrotters Who Will Inspire You to Travel

Travel bloggers, who doesn’t love them? They let us experience a journey through them and share a snapshot of their adventurous lives. The travel blog market is booming and I started to ask myself: What does the lifestyle of a Muslim globetrotter look like? As a Muslim you may have things to consider before traveling, … 02

10 Pieces of Advice Before You Leave for Umrah

Umrah is  the most beautiful trip for all Muslims. No matter where they live, rich or poor, Muslims all over the world aspire to make this spiritual journey. So, I just wanted to take a give a few pieces of advice for those who will be traveling soon to perform the beautiful blessed journey. The following …

Travel writing is a special art, especially when it conveys inspired feelings, noble sentiments, and a renewed awareness of things.

Travel Lets you See yourself Differently

When you stand at the foot of a great mountain, you get a sense of how small you are in the grand scale of things. When you stand next to an immense old Roman column in Lebanon or Morocco, or by the pyramids in Egypt, you get a sense of the immensity of history and the passage of time.

Gog and Magog were unique people, human beings but they are people who have significant mischief.

The Story of Dhul Qarnain

The story of a great king, a worshipper, a slave of Allah, was probably not a prophet of God, however definitely he was a Muslim, a Unitarian, only believes in one God. Despite his wealth and power and strength, Allah gave him a king who worshipped Allah sincerely, and Allah had given him phonemical strength, phenomenal both physical strength

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