What Islam Teaches About Making Daily Space for Silence

Anyone can adopt these strategies into their everyday life and experience more inner peace

Tasmiha Khan
Forge
Published in
4 min readFeb 17, 2020

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II grew up steeped in the idea that silence was sacred. As observant Muslims, my family and I would make time to pray five times a day — five distinct, quiet, contemplative moments. This time would interrupt what was…

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Tasmiha Khan
Forge
Writer for

Muslim American Bengali freelance journalist. Words in National Geographic, VICE, Business Insider, MTV, Newsweek, Refinery29, and Salon among others.