Changes in My Life, and a New Book: “How to Benefit From the Qur’an”

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ramadan came and went like a whirlwind. A beautiful whirlwind of blessings and worship; swoons and sighs; soul-stirring Qur'an recitation; parched throats and lovely cold water that slid down those throats at sundown; lovely community taraweeh spirit; and calculations and disbursements of charity. It is gone. And like this time every … Continue reading Changes in My Life, and a New Book: “How to Benefit From the Qur’an”

Now Available: My Past Articles as Books on Amazon

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَانِ الرَّحِيمِ It is very interesting, how time brings about change and growth. I find it almost incredible to believe that there was a time - less than a decade ago - when I used to hope and pray that certain magazines and newspapers (both local and international) would accept my articles for … Continue reading Now Available: My Past Articles as Books on Amazon

Family Togetherness Through Worship in Ramadan

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Every year, when Ramadan is about to start, a mother’s mind starts having some apprehensive thoughts: will I be able to fast easily? Will I feel very hungry or thirsty? How tiring will it be with the children at home all day? How will I plan meals? Will I awaken in … Continue reading Family Togetherness Through Worship in Ramadan

Fasting Ramadan in the Family Way: A Daunting Yet Surmountable Challenge

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم As I begin to write this post, to say that I feel overwhelmed with gratitude to Allah - an intense gratitude that is tinged with incredulous wonder at His benevolence - would perhaps be an understatement. You see, 28 days, ago, I was faced with a challenge - a challenge that … Continue reading Fasting Ramadan in the Family Way: A Daunting Yet Surmountable Challenge

Ramadan: Reflection in Reclusion

This year, the month of Ramadan has been very different. At first, I could not really fathom what it was that made me feel so differently this time, as I started to fast. Notwithstanding the hotter weather and the longer, thirst-laden hours, or the fact that having to handle two small kids has its own … Continue reading Ramadan: Reflection in Reclusion