Readiness for Ramadan

The blessed month of Ramadan is almost upon us and my phone has already been exploding with notifications of upcoming webinars, lectures and tips for a productive month of worship and reward. As well-meaning as all of this is, I actually find it sends me into a state of frenzy and anxiety. In an ageContinue reading “Readiness for Ramadan”

Should I Forgive to Forget or Forget so that I may Forgive?

This is one of those conundrums that I have often found myself in when pondering over the sense of having been wronged. For the most part, I think I forgive so that I may forget.  I have forgiven all those who have hurt me knowingly or unknowingly.  To be honest, the only impetus for thatContinue reading “Should I Forgive to Forget or Forget so that I may Forgive?”

Every Day is Mother’s Day

It is a curious Western tradition that today sees many people around the world celebrate their Mother.  There is no doubt that the intention behind the idea of singling out a specific day to dedicate to all mothers, in recognition of their unconditional love and service to their families, is a commendable one.  However, IContinue reading “Every Day is Mother’s Day”

Compassion through Computers?

In this digital age, most of us are compelled to conduct our personal and professional transactions through the faceless and soulless online frontier.  We have been sucked up into a voluminous vortex from which there is no escape.  Though it has its advantages, it comes as no surprise that a lot of people lament theContinue reading “Compassion through Computers?”

Patience For and With the Good

We all know the need to bear patience when things don’t go to plan.  Our plan.  How many times have we heard someone give that timeless advice to keep positive, understand that when things go seemingly wrong, it’s Allah’s way of testing us to remain calm?  We need to put our wholehearted trust in Him.Continue reading “Patience For and With the Good”

The Secret of Insouciance

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about longevity.  I guess when the prime of life has passed, this is the inevitable phase that the mind enters. Coronavirus, lockdown, vaccines, isolation, death…all pretty grim words that have become part of the vernacular of front doorstep conversations and political debates across the world.  Glancing at newsContinue reading “The Secret of Insouciance”

Birthdays are for Mothers

Today is a poignant day for me. It is on this day, twenty years ago, I entered the unknown realm of motherhood for the first time, Alhamdulillah. Not to one child, but to two, Alhamdulillah. As I reflect on those twenty amazing years gone by, I see my boys’ lives flash by me in seconds.Continue reading “Birthdays are for Mothers”

Life is a Pomegranate

Let me explain…. In my opinion, the pomegranate is one of the most delightful fruits that exists, both pleasing on the eye and the tongue.  To ponder over this miracle of nature is to be in awe of Allah Himself.  It is also to have an amazing appreciation of life.  To prise open a pomegranate,Continue reading “Life is a Pomegranate”

A Eulogy for 2020

By now, we all know it is simply impossible to talk about 2020 without mentioning ‘COVID-19’ or ‘coronavirus’.  These two words have become synonyms for this year.  It has been a time of unprecedented grief, anxiety and loneliness for many people worldwide: the loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, loss of homes…   Need IContinue reading “A Eulogy for 2020”

Who’s Watching Me?

Every time I put a new post up on my site, I wonder which inadvertent stranger will stumble across my musings and either nod in approval or shake their head in despair.  I cannot help but be curious when I see how far and wide the readers are located.  They have stretched from Canada toContinue reading “Who’s Watching Me?”