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10 May 2021

The Concept Of Fasting Is Not Just Unique To Islam

The Concept Of Fasting Is Not Just Unique To Islam

Intermittent fasting is one of the latest fads and is a buzzword these days. To remove any religious connotation from it, some people like to call it “Scheduled meals”  or a “Pattern of eating.” As a matter of fact, trends such as intermittent fasting, Keto, Atkins diet etc make it evident that fasting is not limited to religions,  let alone to just one religion! Fasting is spread across different spectra of trends, cultures and religions albeit in different […]

10 May 2021

Eid_ul_Fitr

Eid ul Fitr

As a child growing up in the ‘70s London, Eid was not a well-known festival outside of the Muslim community, which itself was quite small.1  However, I remember being extremely excited and always waited with anticipation for the day to arrive. I had observed my parents and older members of my family fasting during the month of Ramadan. The period […]

10 May 2021

The Essence of Eid ul Fitr

The Essence of Eid ul Fitr

Refraining from food and drink for almost 30 days can seem like an illusion at the end of the journey. Looking beyond this purely physical need allows an individual to be intensely grateful in addition to redirecting one’s attention to the spiritual needs and state of self. Through this execution of self-discipline, one is encouraged to progress […]

10 May 2021

To Halal or Not

To Halal or Not

That indeed is the question. For a Muslim, this refers to the consumption of clean and pure food, as required by Islamic dietary laws. This is trivial if one resides in a primarily Islamic country. However, such was not the case in many Western countries. Only during the latter part of the 20th century, due to increased immigration […]


Status of Women in Islam

“He created you from a single being, then of the same kind made its mate.” (39:7)[1] This verse from chapter 39 of the Holy Quran simplifies the centuries long debate: that men and women were created equally, and that they would have equal status in the society in which they coexist. This teaching, and the […]