Following Our Prophet’s Example – Showing Respect & Kindness to Non-Muslims

As someone who is new to Islam, you may come across Qur’an verses which (when taken out of context) appear to instruct Muslims not to take non-Muslims as friends. But often, the best place to search for guidance and an example on how Muslims are expected to live and behave, is through the example set by our Prophet, (may the blessings and peace of Allah … Continue reading Following Our Prophet’s Example – Showing Respect & Kindness to Non-Muslims

My Shahadah, Five Years On: Challenges And Successes As A New Muslim

This February will mark 5 whole years since I took my shahadah. Half a decade passed by so quickly, subhan’Allah. Although there is still so much I want to learn and implement in my life and my religion, a lot has happened and changed in those five years, some of which I would like to share with you to provide some reassurance to those still … Continue reading My Shahadah, Five Years On: Challenges And Successes As A New Muslim

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