For the second time in my lifetime, America has told Muslim Americans that we are unwelcome by society. This is how it feels to be Muslim in America on the day that Donald Trump has been elected to become president of the United States.View Post
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After publishing my last post about tips for traveling to Muslim countries during Ramadan, someone reached out to me and asked, what about for Muslims? What’s it like to travel while fasting, and what tips do I have for doing so? I’ve only ever traveled while fasting once – back in 2012. I took on the challenge of 2.5 weeks of fast-paced travel in the summer heat of Southeast Asia during Ramadan. Needless to say, it was a serious struggle. Thanks to that trip, I have plenty of suggestions on how to make your travels enjoyable without having a hangry breakdown. These are my tips for traveling while fasting.View Post
Every year on the 9th month of the lunar calendar, millions of Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for 30 days. To us, it’s not just about fasting from food and water, but about spiritual reflection as well. It’s a month of increased prayer, charity and hospitality. It’s also a time to refrain from bad behavior and thoughts – think cursing, gossiping, and all the other habits that you promised yourself you’d break on January 1st ;). I’m sharing with you some tips on what to expect when traveling to a Muslim-majority country during Ramadan, as well as a few rules to follow in order to be respectful of local cultures during this time. Click to read more!View Post
Socializing is synonymous with drinking in a lot of countries…the U.S. included. Everything from holidays, celebrations, and even work happy hours involve alcohol. I think this is why people are often shocked to find out I don’t drink. There are many benefits to being sober, especially while traveling. Check out why I do it plus tips on being sober on the road!View Post