Why I’m not one of those…

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, its those who win battles we know nothing about.”

My Special visitor…

You snuck up on me very quickly; and left me all too soon. You came swiftly and filled my life with mercy and although I am grateful for the renewed spirit I found while visiting with you, the void you have left behind keeps me uneasy during the day and awake at night. Such a…

The Wedding| Spread love, not hate.

This weekend we had the distinct honor of attending the wedding of one of my husband’s colleague and former student; he attests to his exemplary character and we watched him, in youthful grandeur make promises to his stunning bride under the covenant of God.

Ramadan Decor

As my children have gotten older, so too has their understanding and abilities. They now understand the meaning behind religious holidays and auspicious months such as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It was an absolute joy to decorate our home with their handmade decor this year. I hope you enjoy the pictures.   It…

Getting children excited for Ramadan.

This is an exciting time for all Muslims, but especially for children for it is that time when families gather more than normal and the masjids stay alit beckoning worshippers to renew their Iman. It is a time when, in our community, there are gatherings every day for Iftar but on the weekends, the crowd…

To Aleppo, with love.

I was up early this morning, and read the news. The thoughts below seemed to flow and I quickly jotted this down :   Aleppo is burning While we turn in our beds Our hearts filled with heaviness, it feels like lead… Our eyes are red From the tears we have shed While the knots…

2nd Grade School Day!

This is something a lot of people are curious about, whether its those wanting to try it out, or those who doubt a child can be educated in a home environment and still excel. The night before I go over the things I want each child to accomplish the next day and then I plan…

The beautiful habit of Prayer.

It is 5:40am and I hear a beeping, down the hallway ……My 7 year old son has set an alarm. Thinking it was a mistake; I get out of bed and open the door to turn it off when he catches me, like a red handed burglar. He sat up, wide eyed and bushy tailed…

Your Muslim Neighbour

It is my hope that blogs like mine, can help to dispel questions about Muslim Americans and breed tolerance and respect as we raise our children and live our lives in very similar ways, albeit in a society that questions our basic beliefs. Click to read the inspirational and influential story of a blogger!