September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger.
Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” The Hajj, or Pilgrimage to Mecca, is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for those who have the physical and financial ability to undertake the journey.
It’s 11:48 pm and I’ve been excitedly thinking of ideas this whole week for today and here I am almost on the verge of tears. Why? Because college is draining me out. I have midterms this whole week, I’m currently writing a last minute midterm paper about The Awakening by [...]
I love life fast-paced. I love being busy, having a packed schedule, and getting task after task on my to-do list done. I love feeling productive. It makes me feel just that much closer to achieving my goals. In my opinion, there is something so energizing about being faced with [...]
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was a gift to mankind and to the world. He was the last prophet who bought the final revelation that completed the religion of monotheism, Islam. It has often been noted that there is a link between compassion for animals and goodness of character. [...]
I haven’t always worn the Hijab. Hijab is the covering(scarf) which Muslim women wear over their hair. It is one piece of the modest clothing described in the Quran for women to adhere to. In principal the hijab is the act of covering oneself from the opposite gender – this [...]
I was born to Pakistani immigrants who came to America in the 80’s. When I was growing up there was a constant struggle of defining my Pakistani, Muslim and American identities. Most of the times these identities seemed mutually exclusive. If anything went together, it seemed to me that it [...]
“I only have 250 friends on Facebook and 20 followers on Instagram,” I thought to myself. As a college educated adult, this should not have mattered. But the truth is that it killed me. I wanted to feel important and loved too. I had good health, a supportive family and [...]