The significance of Abraham during the month of Dzulhijjah

  The Qur’an describes Abraham as follows: “Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him ...

True story in Toronto

True story:                                                                      Last year, I accompanied my husband on his business trip to Toronto in Canada. Sometimes, my husband likes to take me with him on his business trips. He loves to ...

Proud to be Muslima

Last week we organized a trip to Jordan and Turkey, two Muslim-majority countries where we thought the majority of the women wear the veil. We arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz Airport at dawn, ready to temporarily leave the daily routines ...

It’s My First Day!

At eight o’clock in the morning I was getting ready to take my little girl to school. It was the very first day of school in her life. She is only slightly more than two years old but I am determined to send her school. I want her to socialize with her peers, obtain new knowledge and be more independent, that’s all! I showered and dressed ...

Rayhan Ramadan

I looked into the clear eyes of the little baby boy in my arms. Subhanallah, how could any parent abandon this cute baby? I wiped the sweat off his forehead and I kissed his chubby and ripe cheeks. He began ...

A Muslima living around the corner from Mekkah – My Ramadan Diary.

Jeddah at 2.30 PM, the temperature was 45degrees outside, I left Jeddah for Mecca for my Umrah pilgrimage.  For residents of Jeddah, the miqat is from their homes.  The hot air outside does not discourage my husband and I to go ...

Learning from the sick

My vacation in Indonesia with my family this year is more filled with accompanying my mother and mother-in-law who are sick and mourning relatives who have died. Alhamdulillah, with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, it allows me to ponder the meaning of life. Trial of life that is always present in human life, like sickness, losing a loved one, fear and hunger, must be endured with a pure heart and sincerity. When ...