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-fewūüėÉ) Hidden Pearls contacted me a couple of months back about […]

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: 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. Though […]

Book Review - The Tight Rope, a contemporary Muslim Fiction speaking about Islamophobia and Racism

Book Review – Tight Rope

Book review of Tight Rope Author: Sahar Abdul Aziz Availability: Amazon and Fofkys The story revolves around Nour, Maryam, Zaid, Shane, Eugene, Russell and the story finally culminates at a protest rally where they meet each other. Nour is a social activist and the main character. A hardworking young Black […]

7 books for Muslim moms-to-be and pregnant ladies, Islamic books for pregnancy

7 books for Muslim moms-to-be

As a new mother or a mother to be, we are often anxious and worried about this new and different phase of our life. Worrying about feeds and diapers is extremely common. From a religious aspect, we also start thinking about Aqeeqah, hair shaving etc – things we are not […]

Book Review: Alhamdulilah For Series

Book review : Alhamdulilah For Series

For a few days now, I have been living ¬†with the guilt and sadness of having taken a break from my career, for which I have worked since 2006. There are so many factors that made me take this decision. Some days , I feel guilty that all I do […]

Book review - The one. A perfect book for little children for introduction to the attributes of Allah

Book Review – The One by Manaal Jafrey-Razaque

Author ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† – Manaal Jafrey-Razaque Illustrator ¬† – Tanya Emelyanova Publisher ¬† ¬†– Prolance Available ¬† ¬† – Official page¬†& Amazon Growing up in an average Muslim household, we are taught that Allah has 99 names right from a young age. This book is a perfect aid […]

Islamic thinking app

Review РIslamic Thinking App 

I love quotes. Quotes with an Islamic twist – then I am a fan! During my initial days on twitter, I came across an interesting account @IslamicThinking. ¬†This was way before the ¬†copy-paste-quote-account trend had taken over twitter. The account usually updated relevant quotes, stories and some times, relevant inspirational […]

Madinah - Tha Prophet's Land

Madinah

  An Oasis land, The land where the Beloved lies, under the Green Dome. The land where a third of revelation gushed forth. The land which imbues an aura of serenity and calm. The land which gives a sense of peace to the believer. The land which is a piece […]

Laylathul Qadr – A poem

Ramadan 28, 1437. July 3, 2016 Laylathul Qadr As the angels come in groups of seventy thousand each, with whispers of ‘Peace’ to the believers standing in remembrance of their Lord… Peace shall fill this transient earthly abode until the break of dawn… On a night better than a thousand […]

To Sir, With Love

June 12 , 2016. Ramadan 7, 1437 I have just started reading the Quran for the month. Target is to complete it at least once,¬† Insha’Allah. Looking back to the first person who taught me the Arabic Alphabets, then words and finally reciting and memorizing from the Quran – Mr. […]

Ramadan traditions

Building our Ramadan traditions

Our first Ramadan together as a family. I am busy preparing for Ifthar. Fries and Juice.¬† He was cutting all the fruits. Little girl is having her floor time. She has just mastered crawling. The food is arranged on the table. Little girl’s high chair is also put together. Watermelon […]

6 tips for balancing ramadan and motherhood

6 tips for balancing Ramadan and motherhood

RAMADAN OF PAST Three years ago this is how my Ramadan was. Alhamdulilah. For all 30 days, I completed all what I set out to do. That was during my pre-motherhood,¬† pre-pregnancy, pre-marriage, pre-engagement days. In short,¬† I was single and free with no responsibilities. Alhamdulilah. RAMADAN OF PRESENT Fast […]

Ramadan memories – 2

2 Ramadan 1437, June 7th 2016 (Insha’Allah planning to do a small write – up for everyday of Ramadan. More as a memoir for my little one) My baby is trying to stand by holding onto the furniture or stool or anything she gets for her height. Today she tried […]