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Interview with writer Sadaf Farooqi by Nicole Melanson

Sadaf Farooqi is a freelance writer of Islamic non-fiction and a homeschooling mother of 3, based in Karachi, Pakistan. She has a postgraduate Masters degree in Computer Science and a diploma in Islamic education.

Sadaf runs a personal blog called Sadaf’s Space, and currently writes professionally for In the past, she has written for Hiba Magazine, SISTERS Magazine, Saudi Gazette and Some of Sadaf’s articles on marriage have been published as a book titled Traversing the Highs and Lows of Muslim Marriage.

Sadaf Farooqi’s blog


In 2006, I found myself staying at home with my first baby. Often, I’d Google solutions to first-time-mommy-related challenges and problems, only to land on and read personal blogs penned by experienced mothers. So I ended up reading many articles and blogs in my spare…

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  1. By the way, how do you keep your kids from messing up your computer? Whenever I use my computer in front of my little cousins they jab at the keyboard and I have to lock myself in my room with them banging on the door to do any work…hahaha.

    • Strict rules of “hands off computers and phones” are followed in our home. I want my children to have as much of a “screen-free” childhood as possible, since childhood (in any era) is so fleeting anyway.

      But yes, those door locks also do help a lot! 🙂

      • Wow, I’ll have to try that if/when I do have kids some day 🙂 I also believe in a screen-free childhood, and you must already know that specialists have published figures for recommended screen time from infancy to teenage (I can’t recall them right now) but they are quite minimal (and zero for the first year or so).

        As things are right now, I can’t put my phone down at my grandmother’s house without a certain little person running off with it.

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