Why I Celebrate Halloween

Why I Celebrate Halloween

I absolutely love Halloween! “Ohhh she’s one of those not-so-Muslim Muslims…” is what some may think. Nah-Uh. I grew up on prayers 5x a day every day…but being born and raised in a predominantly “white” part of suburban Toronto, I simply...
Meet Nido’s Cheesecake

Meet Nido’s Cheesecake

Nidaa Moghrabi is a cheesecake baker in Fremont, California. Her small business, Nido’s Cheesecake, specializes in making 100% halal cheesecakes with farm fresh eggs and no artificial colours or preservatives. Other than offering popular flavours like...
Eid Al Adha Gifts – Are They a Thing?

Eid Al Adha Gifts – Are They a Thing?

Another name for Eid al Adha is “Greater Eid” and another name for Eid al Fitr is “Lesser Eid” but as a child, I had a hard time remembering which was which and I would always mix the two names up. I remember mistaking Eid al Adha as the Lesser...
Hajj Without My Kids

Hajj Without My Kids

I was happy the day I graduated university, realizing I fulfilled my parents dreams. I was happy when I got married, knowing my partner will always be there for me. I was happy the day I held my daughter for the first time in my arms, wishing her nothing but the best...
Meet The Olive Tree Soap Company

Meet The Olive Tree Soap Company

Sobia Hussain is a Toronto based soap artisan. She runs the Olive Tree Soap Company and specializes in all natural skin care products. Since she’s also Muslim, she’s launched a unique skin care package catered to Muslims embarking on pilgrimage. With Eid...
“No Goat Left Behind” Program

“No Goat Left Behind” Program

With Eid al Adha coming up, it’s a good time to talk about a program by Heritage Foods USA called “No Goat Left Behind“. In America, goat meat is not very popular – the average American prefers beef or lamb more than goat. However, Americans do...
How Much Do You Spend on Eid Gifts?

How Much Do You Spend on Eid Gifts?

In 2015, the average American spent $830 on Christmas gifts while the average Canadian spent $766. Today let’s open the conversation to how much we spend on Eid gifts. As we’ve talked about before, North American Muslims are more likely to give their...
Trends: Gingerbread Mosques

Trends: Gingerbread Mosques

Decorating gingerbread houses is one of the most beloved traditions of Christmas. Kids love decorating gingerbread houses – and that includes Muslim kids too. For some Muslim moms, decorating gingerbread houses in December is no big deal; their kids happily get...