Asalaamulaikum! Today, i’m excited to introduce a new series on the blog called Ramadan Stories. In these stories, mothers, from around the world, share their most beloved childhood memories of Ramadan. This is the first story in the series. Yasmin Begum is a 55 year old Islamic school teacher with 3 beautiful daughters. Originally from Indonesia, she shares some […]
Asalaamualaikum and Ramadan Mubarak! I’m extremely grateful to Allah (swt) for the opportunity to witness another Ramadan! Alhumdulillah! May Allah swt guide us to what HE loves and shower us with His Mercy. May we find ourselves closer to our Rabb at the end of this blessed month. Ameen As we approach Ramadan, I wanted […]
I have a confession to make. I haven’t done anything to prepare for Ramadan! Nothing! I haven’t written down any goals. I haven’t made a fancy ramadan planner. I haven’t bought any cute decorative items for the house to create that “Ramadan vibe” for the kids. Please don’t get me started on those Pinterest worthy arts […]
I look forward to Mother’s day every year. This is the one day I feel zero guilt for not cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, homework or chauffeuring around little people! My mom doesn’t share my enthusiasm for our day of freedom so i’ve had to ease her into the idea of a day for Mothers. Some of our moms are uncomfortable with being pampered and celebrated. If you mom doesn’t let you spoil her on Mother’s day or any day, I’ve shared some ideas to soon having your mom loving Mother’s day as much as you do!
I first met Fatima during my second year of medical school. She was full of energy and so excited to meet a fellow hijabi. While I enjoyed our daily conversations as we hurried to class, I soon realized the only thread holding our friendship together was our passion for medicine (and chai). She loved to work out. I loved […]
Almost every woman I know has suffered a miscarriage at least once in her life. Unfortunately, it’s commonality oftentimes transforms this emotionally devastating experience into something ordinary and even a negligible “side-effect” of trying to conceive. I hope my conversation with Haadia Begum, who shares her painful experience surrounding her miscarriage, will help emphasize the continued need for compassion and support for any woman that has suffered a miscarriage.
December was a tough month. With so much suffering and death around the world, very little brought me joy. There were a few days I had to take a break from reading the news and consuming social media because it was just too overwhelming. Then I felt guilty for turning a blind eye. Why should I get to […]
Salaam lovely ladies. So this is the final part of my conversation with Sofina Begum, which focused primarily on her marriage. Today, I share with you the countless ways a wife can encourage love and friendship with her husband, while living with her in-laws. I want to thank Sofina for sharing her story with us. […]