Why Do Muslims Pray Five Times A Day?

Committing to five appointments a day sounds like a difficult task for anybody. Imagine if every day you had to visit the dentist multiple times, or had to attend a five minute meeting with a work boss, seven days a week. It would seem impossible, and not to mention enormously inconvenient. So how is it that millions of Muslims around the world are not only … Continue reading Why Do Muslims Pray Five Times A Day?

Translation & Explanation of Some Common Islamic Words & Phrases

Whether it’s in books, talks, or general conversations with other Muslims, after turning to Islam you may find that you’re suddenly coming across a lot of unfamiliar Arabic words and phrases. There is a definite beauty in sharing a common language throughout the entire religion. No matter where you go, Muslims will greet each other with the same “asalaamu alaykum”; and the most beautiful thing … Continue reading Translation & Explanation of Some Common Islamic Words & Phrases

5 Steps To Maintaining Your Faith In A Non-Muslim World

As a Muslim living in a non-Muslim country, keeping yourself firmly upon your religion can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. We are surrounded by screens, posters, music, and behaviours that seem to garishly promote everything that Islam encourages us to avoid. If you live with non-Muslims, this can be true even inside your own home. Of course we must remain grateful for the positives – … Continue reading 5 Steps To Maintaining Your Faith In A Non-Muslim World

The Wound Is Where The Light Enters

What is it about religion that appeals to those who have been through trauma or depression? Is it that without something to give our pain purpose, we just wouldn’t survive? Or is it that it takes a bit of a blow sometimes to knock us to our knees and remind us how to pray? It takes a certain kind of arrogance, I think, to be … Continue reading The Wound Is Where The Light Enters

Islam: Enjoy The Journey

It has taken me a little while to decide what to focus on for the debut post of this blog. The blank canvas in front of me felt quite daunting, as new beginnings usually do. This took me back to the beginning of my journey as a Muslim; that daunting path stretching far and wide ahead of me, filled with so many questions, unknowns, huge … Continue reading Islam: Enjoy The Journey