Muslim Youth

Jan

19

Reflections

Let there be light, in every loss of sight

They say to see is to believe. But what if, for a split second, we all lose our sense of sight? What kind of world will we start believing and living in? Oftentimes, blindness is categorized as a disability. People even use the ...

Sep

30

Personal DevelopmentReflections

My Learnings from WIEF Young Fellows 2016

More than 20 participants from all over the world converged in Singapore for the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Young Fellows 2016 last September 17-25, 2016. The WIEF Young Fellows is an initiative of WIEF Young Leaders Network (WYN) that ...

Jun

26

RamadanReflections

My Ramadhan Reflections: A Personal Context

Ramadhan is indeed on its final third portion. And I am as saddened as any Muslim who loves this month so much. If there is such a feeling that I want the most, it is the feeling of extensive worship ...

Feb

19

Islamic WisdomReflections

Love in the time of Jihad

You know what I learned after all the people I met while traveling these past few months, and listening to all sorts of love stories and stories of love – unhappy marriages, failed engagements, love in the waiting, unreciprocated love, ...

Feb

19

Islamic WisdomReflections

Love in the time of Jihad (Part I)

This is an excerpt from an article published in Zilzar Life.   Love – a word so powerful that it demands celebration (or lamentation) around the world; one special day that knows no religion, nation, family or tribe. Some may need ...

Oct

11

Muslim Youth

10 Things 20-something Muslimah Should Not Worry About

We are so curious about what the future has for us. We worry a lot about the future. So, we navigate the future by becoming more adult than we are and securing ourselves for the future. At 20-something, we thrive ...

Sep

10

Islam 101Reflections

Islam: The Most Misunderstood Religion

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Assalamu alaykom wa rahmatullahi wa barakatohu In the present times, the true message of Islam is being overshadowed by misconceptions. It is because there are people who don’t understand what Islam is all about either for not ...

Aug

25

Reflections

No Atom Exists That Allah Does Not Know

Every calamity we have to witness, every hardship we have to encounter, every step we have to take, every minute we have to breathe, every atom that exists.. happens with the knowledge of Allah. Among the 6 articles of Islamic ...

Aug

05

Muslim YouthThe Hijabi

The Purpose of the Hijab

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem. Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.   Hijab, why do we – Muslim women – have to cover ourselves like; our hair, body shape, etc? What is the purpose of wearing a scarf around our heads? And ...

Jun

17

Let's Eat OutMuslim YouthThe Hijabi

The Fasting Challenge

Last 2013, one of my college best friends, Sol, who is a Christian joined me for fasting for one day during Ramadhan. At first, I was skeptical about her joining me. As she would say, it was one of the items in ...