Posts Tagged "Muslim"

Merry Christmas from the Muzzies

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 | 28 comments

Merry Christmas from the Muzzies

The tree’s up, gifts have been bought and three homemade Christmas puddings are chilling in the cold cupboard. So far so good – this Muslim household is on track for Christmas…

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What made you become a Muslim?

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 | 15 comments

What made you become a Muslim?

There are times when the faith I connect with seems a different animal viewed through the eyes of others. I wonder if I still count as a Muslim when I disagree with so much it’s purported to represent…

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Ghosts Of Ramadans Past

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 | 3 comments

Ghosts Of Ramadans Past

It’s the early hours of the morning. The sky is still a bottomless black and I’ve roused myself from sleep to eat before the fast begins…

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How I Discovered The Real Ramadan

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 | 8 comments

How I Discovered The Real Ramadan

I ached to experience the nightly anticipation of breaking the fast as part of something larger. Deprivation is so much more tolerable, and joy heightened, in company…

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Unexpected Love

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 | 19 comments

Unexpected Love

I always tell him he saved my life but he shakes his head and looks away.

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Make Me A Muslim

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 | 29 comments

Make Me A Muslim

The other night I watched a documentary about UK women who’d converted to Islam. A convert myself, I was curious to hear their experiences and find out what people think when they hear of westerners converting…

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AND THE WINNER IS…

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 | 13 comments

AND THE WINNER IS…

I’ve been awarded FIRST PRIZE in the Brave Little Blogger Contest 2012 with my entry CENSORSHIP – Muslims Caught In The Middle…

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Store sold out of controversial Muslim book | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 | 8 comments

Store sold out of controversial Muslim book | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

This might currently be making news headlines around the world but it’s nothing new. When I first converted to Islam ten years ago I visited various Islamic bookshops, in cities up and down the UK, and found books like this in all of them…

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A Merry Muslim Christmas

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 | 19 comments

A Merry Muslim Christmas

This year, we had our first Ashraf Christmas dinner – halal turkey with all the trimmings! In England, whenever we were home over Christmas, we would put up our tree and enjoy the sparkly beauty of the tinsel and lights, and the festive, feel-good vibe. Usually though, the Christmas holiday period would be an opportunity to visit my husband’s family in Edinburgh, where there would be no tree, or gifts or Christmas dinner…

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Has anyone seen the moon?

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 | 0 comments

Has anyone seen the moon?

Well, it seems it doesn’t matter what country you’re in, there is the same confusion over when the muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr falls…

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