A Muslimah Walking through Mexico

On a recent trip home to Mexico, Eren Cervantes-Altamiranolearns to appreciate her own ways of practicing Islam. I spent my last vacation in central and southern Mexico. Even though I am originally from Mexico, I have lived in Canada for the last six years and so going back to Mexico is always a new and … Read more

Shortening Solat While Travelling

The rigorous schedule of solat comes with many flexibilities. Afia R Fitriati gives a concise guide to the exemptions of jama’ and qasar available for traveling Muslims. Many of my non-Muslim friends wondered how I could fit in the time to pray five times within any given day. In my opinion, making the time to … Read more

My Turkish-Egyptian Honeymoon

YazTheSpaz and her new husband Zeyad return to their roots for the honeymoon holiday of a lifetime. After my dream wedding it would have been wonderful to immediately head off on our dream honeymoon. Reality had to depart from fantasy, however. We spent a month planning and prepping, and getting back on track after all the festivities. It … Read more

Halal Beijing

The ancient capital of the Middle Kingdom, Beijing is a mindboggling mix of history and modernity, culture and architecture. By Laila Achmad. Seek knowledge, even as far as China.’ Even then, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recognized China’s allure. As the political and cultural center of a rising superpower, Beijing is an obvious first choice … Read more