December 10, 2019

          I arrived a few minutes late to the bookshop and quietly took a seat towards the back as to not draw attention to myself. Nevertheless, our eyes locked immediately, and she flashed me a smile that indiscreetly greeted me ‘salaam’ as she sp...

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/...