Chicken Shawarma

Shawarma, an ubiquitous street food in the Middle East, is nearly impossible to find in the US in a form that doesn’t feature dry, bland chicken. This recipe doesn’t feature a rotating spit that gives true shawarma its slow-roasted flavour but it does feature tender, well-seasoned chicken that pairs well with this tangy, fresh tzatziki…… Continue reading Chicken Shawarma

Lemon Ginger Tea

Packed with anti-inflammatory and naturally healing ingredients, this tea is perfect for when the weather gets cooler and our throats start to feel scratchy and sore. I love making this for my family because as soon as they take a few sips, relaxation is visible on their faces. I’m not a big fan of taking…… Continue reading Lemon Ginger Tea

40 Hadith of Our Mother ‘Aisha

Nuriddeen Knight’s new book, 40 Hadith of Our Mother ‘Aisha, compiles various ahadith from the life of the Holy Prophet PBUH, contributing to the rich Islamic tradition of preserving every detail about his actions, sayings, appearance, lineage, and character (together called ahadith). Uniquely, however, Knight deliberately gathers only those ahadith that had been narrated by…… Continue reading 40 Hadith of Our Mother ‘Aisha

Islam Poses the Last Legitimate Challenge to a Hegemonic Monoculture

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Islam began as a something strange and it will return to being strange, so blessed are the strangers.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 145 On Monoculture The effects of globalization are well observed- McDonald’s golden arches are more recognizable universally than state flags or centuries-old iconography.…… Continue reading Islam Poses the Last Legitimate Challenge to a Hegemonic Monoculture

Muslim Women are being Commodified

Vogue recently launched their first issue of Vogue Arabia. Featured on the cover and throughout the magazine was international supermodel Gigi Hadid. Gigi donned a headscarf called a hijab and on her Instagram post of the cover, applauded “the fashion industry’s desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & cultures.” While I…… Continue reading Muslim Women are being Commodified