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 – Islamic 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 […]

Ramadan memories – 1

1st day of Ramadan 1437 – June 6th, 2016 In every Malabar household, Pathiri is the staple diet for Ramadan. Not making pathiri for Ramadan is like having an incomplete  ifthar! Pathiri making is a laborious,  technique sensitive process. The first part is making the dough. Boil hot water and […]

Calls to Him – Duas

I find myself in darkness. Unable to move. Tears stream my face. Light, I need Light. I think of Younus in the belly of the whale. عليه السلام In the depth of the ocean. In the darkness of night. He cried out, ‘There is no God but You, Glory be […]

His words

Prompt : Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you?  Edited Prompt : Songs —> Surah ( Chapters of the Holy Qur’an) I cannot classify three of the 114 chapters as important since all are equally important and beneficial, but I […]