Peace, blessings & Eid Mubarak! What a Ramadhan it has been! As those close to me now know, my 10-month-old son had lung surgery on May … Continue reading Healing & Recovery
It feels rather apt that, as I dedicate this Ramadhan to contemplating the resilience of the human body, as granted by God, I am also called to reflect on the 40 weeks and 1 day my body spent growing a whole new being. Continue reading In & Out
Ramadhan Kareem!!! [Have a blessed Ramadhan] Yet another self-isolated Ramadhan, and this year again, I will not fast. Last year, due to pregnancy, and this year … Continue reading Ramadhan 2021 — the body’s demands
I scrapbook. I also journal. I also like to highlight favourite quotes from books and wish I could write in the margin but feel guilty doing so. A Commonplace Book feels like a perfect fit for the kind of thoughtful journaling I want to do. Not a daily exploration of my innermost thoughts on the day’s events but rather a thoughtful introspection of the works and words that inspire and guide my daily life. Embellished, of course, by doodles lettering! Continue reading The Muslim Commonplace Book
What bullshit you may ask?
All the bullshit! Personal hangups, petty rivalries, unhealthy relationships, social pressures, others’ expectations… if it doesn’t empower me to grow, it’s got to go! I will no longer make space in my life for things that hold me back. Continue reading Outgrow the Bullshit
“Now, again, I know that some folks will forgo public health recommendations to attend community prayers, but I am not so confident. As the Arabic saying ‘Trust in God, but tie your camel!’ implies, one can place their faith in a higher power and still choose to be prudent!” Continue reading Ramadhan 2020: pregnancy, and pandemic…