Visiting the KAUST Museum in Saudi Arabia

Some time ago I visited the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Thuwal area, approximately 1 hour from Jeddah. Not everyone gets the opportunity to visit the KAUST due to capacity constraints but there is a devoted KAUST community ...

Ramadhan Spirit in Leukerbad …

During Ramadhan, Muslims all around the world will fast in accordance with the 5 pilars of Islam. Ramadhan is also the month when the Holy Qur’an was first sent down to the Prophet Muhammad, Salallahi Alayhi wasallam. It is commonly known ...

Plant A Tree In Heaven

I come from Indonesia and the truth is, I hadn’t fully appreciated the beauty of greenery until I relocated to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The barren view of the desert and the surrounding city was a wake up call that caused me to ...

Moslim Expo 2015

Within the last 2 months I visited an exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium, called Moslim Expo and was most interested because it was the first Islamic exhibition that I had heard of being held on a regional scale within the country, and for the ...

I am a Hijabi!

I have been wearing Hijab for approximately four years and I am proud to say “I am a hijabi!” At times, wearing the hijab was challenging and felt degrading to my confidence, but the few challenges that I faced made ...

How to Gain More Sustenance

Jeddah 2015 ~ Right here, in my neighborhood, is a white bearded old man.  He wanders our street cleaning – working to keep our streets clean.  Resting just a moment, he heads to where there are clusters of garbage. He ...

May I Call This Globe A HOME? Part 3

As-Salamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh! May peace and blessings of Allah (SWT) be upon you and those dear and near to you, and may Allah (SWT) accept. A week has passed since the second article and the first one written about calling ...

Travel to Halle in Germany

  During the past summer holiday, my youngest son and I stayed in Berlin, Germany for almost 2 months. Our main goal was actually to visit my eldest daughter who studies there and at the time, my eldest daughter underwent four months of ...

My Vacation Reflection

The tickets and hotel has been booked, visas are ready, tour guides are in place, the itinerary has been arranged, and super thick clothes have been purchased. For those of us who live in Saudi Arabia with hot weather, we ...