Making A Meal Of Ramadan

Making A Meal Of Ramadan

Making A Meal Of Ramadan   Ramadan is here again with its sawm (fast) and salat (prayer) timetables, in-store date pyramids, and politically correct acknowledgements from world leaders. Is it just me or does it seem to get more air-time and column inches with every...
An Apologist’s Apology

An Apologist’s Apology

  Since leaving Islam I’ve been troubled by a kind of mental dyspepsia. An occasional discomfiting bubble bursts through the weightlessness that supplanted those discarded unattainable standards I measured myself by for so long. The bubbles are memories that, to...
Leaving Islam – the hangover

Leaving Islam – the hangover

  After I shared my last post, I shut my laptop and looked for distraction from my pounding heartbeat. Part of me felt lighter; relieved to have reached a decision after months of turmoil. I felt more empowered than I had for a long time under the weight of muslim...
Leaving Islam – irreconcilable differences

Leaving Islam – irreconcilable differences

  “Last week was Eid ul Fitr, the muslim day of celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. I should have been happy but I couldn’t find it in me. How can I celebrate being muslim when so much ignorance, barbarity and pain takes place in my name? Being muslim no longer...
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