Author Archives: Maryam

Called to prayer

For several months, I was consumed by making so much money. There are just so many bills to pay and needs that have to be fulfilled. I juggled three jobs, slept only up to 3 hours a day, and barely … Continue reading

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What did I do when my taxi driver played Christian Worship Music for me?

I just let it be, practicing patience and tolerance. I thought that even in this weird situation, I can still come out learning and realizing something. October 27. As soon as I got in the taxi to go home, the … Continue reading

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When all what you hope for is gone

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) When all what you hope for is gone, something in you dies. As you understand fully this huge loss, you tend to shut down a … Continue reading

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Masjid at Market Market, Taguig City: Finally found it!

I have heard so much about the Masjid at MarketMarket from my Muslim foreign students. I had attempted several times to look for it but failed. When finally I found it yesterday, I realized that it is nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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Eid Ul Adha 2014 of a Muslim Filipina Revert

Alhamdulillah! Eid Mubarak!

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Writing a non Muslim friendly version of My Journey to Islam

A non Muslim student asked me about my journey to Islam. I wanted to just conveniently direct him to my narrative My Journey to Islam, like I did with the others. However, I realized that I should make a much … Continue reading

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“Do you have hair under your hijab?“ and other questions on my hijab

Here are some questions I`ve answered several times this week. Alhamdulillah. Bismillah. “Do you have hair under your hijab? Is it straight?“ Oh you mean my headscarf? Yes, I have hair under it. It has soft waves. It is healthy … Continue reading

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