An Ode to my daughter

An ode to my daughter #2

Wednesday, 16th May 2018 09:08 AM Cries. Jubilation. Excitement “O my Lord, I actually delivered” Alhamdulilah.* Teaching me the power of Mind Over Body. Alhamdulilah. Helping me learn new skills. Breathing through the pain. Alhamdulilah. Succeeding through positivity Positive Affirmations. Alhamdulilah. Teaching me the power of ‘Informed Birthing’. Alhamdulilah. Helping me learn […]

Islamic fiction, islamic science fiction, review of The ducktrinors

Book Review – The Ducktrinors

Book Review – The Ducktrinors ( Book 1 and Book2 of the Jihad Series) Author – Papatia Feauxzar Availability –Djarabi Kitabs, (Affiliate link) Amazon, Fofkys Muslim fiction scene is rapidly growing compared to what it was when we were growing up, especially books catering to children, teens and young adult. Of the different […]

Pregnancy resources for Muslim moms, Islamic resources for pregnancy, Islamic parenting

Pregnancy resources for Muslim moms + FREE Printable

This is the second blog post under Resources for Muslim moms. In this section, we talk about videos, courses, books and colouring booklet catering to the Muslim pregnant women. Pregnancy is a life-changing and defining phase of one’s life and as practising Muslim women, we should be aware of the […]

Best parenting blog posts

Best of 2017 on ‘by Shahira’

2017 started with big plans for my blog. I was at the peak of my blogging enthusiasm. Let’s say, I didn’t do as much as I wanted to due to some unforeseen circumstances. That being said, 2017 was still the best year for my blog, in terms of collaboration opportunities, […]

Dental health during pregnancy, teeth pain during pregnancy

Dental health during pregnancy

(Disclaimer – These are general guidelines for pregnant women. Individual cases may vary depending on the overall general health and other factors. Please consult with your clinician if you are facing any difficulties related to your oral health)   Pregnancy is a life-defining event for all women. Add to it, […]

Parenting Toddlers

Rules and laws of Toddler-ingdom

(First published on Ayeina, dated November 09, 2016)   Rules and laws of Toddler-ingdom   Parenting toddlers should come with its own manual and rule book. How many of you agree with this? From the time we become a teenager to the phase where we become a parent; we tend […]

Letters to my daughter

Letters to my daughter #8

My little girl, it has been 24 months. 24 months. Alhamdulilah. (25 months by the time I posted this!) Some days I still find it hard to believe that I am a mom. I thought becoming a mom would make me different and “wise” and a multitude of other adult-characters, […]

How to prevent mom burnout?

My story: On a late night, last September, when our baby was asleep and I was mindlessly scrolling on my phone,  I asked my husband,  ‘What is your opinion about me buying a domain/hosting and getting serious about blogging?’ His instant reply was, ‘Go for it if that makes you happy. […]

Surprise! : Author Interview with Zaheera Jina

(This is first in part of a new series on the blog called ‘Author Interview’ where I speak with authors of children’s books – books that reflect upon Muslim values, fosters family relations, talk against racism, inclusivity of all racial/ethnic groups and overall gives a positive message to our young […]

Review - Hidden Pearls Hijab

Review : Hidden Pearls Hijab

Growing up in the Middle East of Indian origin, my hijabs have always been either Khaleeji Shaylas/Shawls or Indian Pashmina shawls. So imagine my excitement when I get to try two very different hijabs. (Yes, I am a hijab-hoarder-who-hoards-hijab-of-every-colour-but-wears-only- the-regular-few?) Hidden Pearls contacted me a couple of months back about […]

Book Review : Mommy, Who is Allah?

Book Review : Mommy, Who is Allah?

Name of the Book: Mommy, Who is Allah? Author: Zainab Jones Illustrations: Vicky Amrullah Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing Availability: (Affiliate link) Amazon   Every Muslim parent comes across the question – Who is Allah? – from their child eventually. I had earlier reviewed another excellent book which help introduces to children the concept […]

Quiet books templates, quiet books ideas, tutorial

Quiet (busy) books + A tutorial

Guest Post by Haifa Thajudheen from Paper Batter Banter and Tutorial by Esha from Quiet Books, Canada     Quiet books or busy books have become a rage now, a highly in-demand toy, for toddlers and preschoolers. Quiet books are made of a compressed fabric called FELT and these books contain […]

Kamillah the Butterfly. Islamic Children's book, Muslim Authors

Book Review : Kamillah the Butterfly

Name of the Book: Kamillah the Butterfly Author: Shoohada Khanom Illustrations: Harriet Rodis Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing Availability: (Affiliate link) Amazon Review : Kamillah the Butterfly   The minute I started reading this book, the first thought that crossed my mind was – ‘A Muslim version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Yay. […]