March 23, 2019

            It has been a heavy week. I have cried randomly while driving, exercising, lying down, being with my kids, studying or cooking. The #50lives of Muslim worshippers lost in New Zealand has left a hole in my heart and soul. They are of us, and we are of them....

February 26, 2019

When I was growing up, I was distinctly detached from my faith. You could say I was in a type of oblivion. Yes, we believed, we prayed here and there, and fasted in Ramadan, but faith was not a priority for me. I was more worried about the clothes I wore, the brands I...

February 14, 2019

           

            We walked off the basketball court together and stepped onto our prayer mats. We recited verses from the Qur’an, sent prayers upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and uttered supplications to our mutual...

October 21, 2018

  We were able to get my son into the best public school in the district. Both my husband and I grew up in the public school system and felt it was the right time to transition our kids into it. The biggest concern I had was that of our kids being students in a post 9/...

June 5, 2018

Dearest Banana Lover, 

I

pray you receive this email in the best of health and imaan, insha Allah, and are reaping immense blessings in this beautiful month of Ramadan.


I am honored to share that, I received blessed news this week.

All Praise belongs to Allah for The Ble...

February 8, 2018

You may have wondered why I chose a monkey as my main character in "The Blessed Bananas."

I still remember the night my dad came home from work and brought my sister and me our very first stuffed animal. He used to work in the city from morning to night. As immigrants,...

January 18, 2018

When I was expecting my 3rd, I developed gestational diabetes. I was devastated. I blamed myself, my diet, my genes, whatever. I was scared for myself but even more scared for my unborn baby. I couldn't change the past, but I could try to control the present and future...

November 2, 2017

Greetings! Welcome to my healthy recipes page. I'm so glad you're here!

I want to start by telling you what home-cooked food means to me. You see, I find baking and cooking to be therapeutic for me. Just like writing, it takes time and effort to produce a delicious dish...