Tag Archive: Muslim

The Sanctity of Life

50 killed in Florida Gay Club; Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S.; Gunman Killed 50; Orlando Gay Nightclub Shooting: 50 killed; Orlando Shooting Killed 50; At Least 50 Killed in Attack on Gay Nightclub… Continue reading

Ramadan Snapshots

On the first day of Ramadan, I get hungry and thirsty. However, that’s not point of fasting. God does not need my hunger or my thirst. Rather, God gives Ramadan to those who… Continue reading

Merry Everyday

The day before Christmas, as I swiped my Charm Card on the city bus, the machine screeched “$0.76. Not Enough Value.” So I tried to add money, and the machine would not take… Continue reading

The French Quarter of New Orleans

When my flight landed in New Orleans, I made the same prayer I always make when I enter a city: O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and all they overshadow, Lord of… Continue reading

Welcome Home Hujjaj

Growing up in mid-Missouri, when checking out gallons of milk, and heads of cabbage, at the grocery store, the cashier would often ask, “Where y’all from?” Once my dad answered, “Adam and Eve.”… Continue reading

Miles in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi government requires women to cover in public with a long black cloak called an abaya together with a hijab. During my stay in Saudi, I asked a friend about running outside,… Continue reading

How to Run in Ramadan

Today on my run, a father pointed at me and shouted “She’s jogging and fasting! Look!” His whole family stared as I struggled up the hill and smiled. I prefer the term running,… Continue reading

Prayer: Unintended Benefits

During recovery week, I had an epiphany: just as prayer rejuvenates the soul, it also rejuvenates the body. While standing still with my feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart, hands folded right over left across… Continue reading

More Muslim Women Marathon!

At the recent National Marathon in Washington D.C., with sights of The White House, Capitol, Senate, and House buildings; monuments of presidents and visionaries; and the historic river that still partitions this same… Continue reading

“You Don’t Look Muslim”

Hijab-less, people say I look White–usually Jewish.  And whenever a prospective FEMALE Craig’s List roommate visits, I wear the same T-shirt: http://www.cafepress.com/calligraphize.100625017 The guests show interest in the room, and give props about… Continue reading