The Evil Eye in Us

“What’s the evil eye? Isn’t it superstition! You actually believe that there’s such a thing?” “Wait…. did you just say someone can actually harm you with their envious looks?” “It sounds just like black magic! You actually believe in that?” “Uh… okay.” – silence – It’s difficult trying to explain the concept of the evil…

How Islam Changed My View on Friendship

I was never really quite the extrovert. My shyness as a kid somewhat morphed into forced extroverted-ness when I became older, the kind where you find yourself alone in a social situation and have to force a smile and stick out your hand to people you don’t know… and then wonder why you’re making so…

A Chinese Muslim Convert’s Budget Wedding

Being of Chinese descent, weddings are tricky business for me, a Muslim convert. From the sending of roast pig from the groom’s family to the bride’s family during Guo Da Li 过大礼 (the sending of betrothal gifts); the display of dragons and phoenixes on the bride’s Qun Kua 裙裤 (traditional Chinese dress), both mythical and…

Death, is a Blessing

I have been blessed with the privilege of not knowing what it was like to lose a loved one in my 27 years of living till now. Just before I became Muslim 3 years ago, I remember my aunt asking me what I’d do if I were to die tomorrow, and I said that I’d…

The Dilemma of Da’wah

Da’wah- It means to invite to Islam, not to drag someone to the mosque and stuff your ideologies down their throat.

7 Hijab Trends of a Muslimah Convert

Hijabi fashionistas are becoming really popular in the world nowadays, with different styles and trends of hijab due to differences in taste, culture, and such. We converts have our own little world of trends, creatively developed to adapt ourselves to the transiting phases of becoming a full time hijabi.

How to find Halal food in Japan

When travelling to a foreign country, trying out the local cuisine is always a must! After trodding around in Japanese soil for close to 4 months now, I can concur that it is possible to find halal options. Especially after the country has recently taken steps to become more muslim-friendly (oh how lucky we are!)…

In Hijab for Good

It has been slightly more than a month since I made the promise to Allah (s.w.t) that I’d put on my hijab for good from this Ramadan onwards. I started slightly earlier before Ramadan itself, on 11th May, right after I had arrived at Haneda Airport in Japan. Truth was that I was afraid. Of…

Backbiting & Slander

Don’t gossip. Don’t talk bad of others, even if it might be true. Don’t say things you don’t know. Or as Thumper (Bambi) puts it, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” Around sometime last year, I backbit someone, and at that point of time, I thought it was the right thing to do,…

A Muslim Convert in Turkey

My trip to Türkiye was one of the most eye-opening experiences I had, especially as a new muslim. Here are just a few of the many.

Who is Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.)?

This post recalls how I came to accept and love Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) as a Messenger of God, even though I’ve only known Jesus all my life.