Single Muslim


In the Asian culture getting married is a big deal. It’s a bigger deal than getting a first class honours degree or winning the lottery.  ‘But, Asian’s have arranged marriages don’t they? They aren’t allowed to choose their husband or wife. Don’t their parents find someone for them and force them to marry that person?…

I’m fasting, not dieting….


Every year Muslims around the world will observe fasting, which makes up one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and usually lasts between 29 and 30 days and is based on the visual sighting of the moon. Muslims will abstain from drinking, eating and sexual relations….

I’m an alien; I’m a Muslim in France


Bonjour, aslamailakun ca va? ka fa hal? Both greetings are the same, hello, how are you? In France, you can often hear a mixture of French and Arabic being spoken. Are the French islamphobic? Do they fear Muslims? Do they welcome Muslim or ethnic minorities? I cannot answer this question. France has one of the…

Taking a life- One minute you’re here the next you’re gone


What do you do when someone you thought you know so well suddenly dies? You cry of course and think about all the great times you had? But, what if that person chose to take his or her own life. Do you still feel the same remorse and sadness? “How could they do that”, “They…

Revert- choosing a different faith


Are we born Muslim, Jewish or Christian? Muslims believe that everyone is born a Muslim so they call people who become Muslims reverts. Why does someone revert or convert to a different religion? What makes someone change his or her beliefs and adopt a new way of life? Do people change religion for: love, greater…

Fanatical about religion…


Does the way you dress and look determine your religious belief and identity? If you see a bearded man or a woman with a hijab on, do you automatically think terrorist or Islamic fanatic? Do you assume the bearded man or covered woman walking down the street is oppressed or uneducated? The amount of types…