The Abrahamic Cousins: Judaism, Christianity and Islam

These three faiths have more in common than meets the eye, writes Alayna Ahmad. The three largest monotheistic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are undoubtedly related. All claim their descent from the patriarch Ibrahim, who is referred to as khaliilaan (An-Nisa’ 4:125), from which comes his title of Khalilullah, or ‘friend of Allah’. The … Read more

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

Pious young Muslims and “Halal Dating”

The concept of dating among Muslims is often in contention, but Maryam Yusof finds a phenomenon among pious young Muslims in Singapore called ‘halal dating’. I have a confession to make: I am a huge romantic comedy junkie. Having watched almost every Hollywood romantic comedy produced after 1995, a huge part of me used to wish that … Read more

How Islam Can Make You Happy

Happiness, from the point of view of Islam, is not only gained from our connection with Allah, but also from how we emanate that connection in our daily lives when we deal with others. Elsa Febiola Aryanti puts it all into perspective. Maintaining a state of happiness is essential for Dian, who has been suffering from lupus … Read more