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Trying to give up

“You will never attain piety until you spend out of what you hold dear…” (Holy Qur’an, 3:92) The other day, my husband complained to me: “You are always busy [...]

A Heavenly Wedding

Those who knew Ali, the son of Abu Talib(a), sensed the usually brave champion was feeling particularly shy and hesitant. All of Madinah had heard the Prophet Muhammad(s) [...]

Lessons in Learning

The month of Ramadan is a time of reflection and I’ve had plenty of that to do in the past four weeks! Those of you who follow my articles may be aware that my major [...]

TODDLERS & TAQWA: A Ramadan goal

This year I realised that Ramadan-decor has become a ‘thing’ and I’m not sure how I feel about it. A part of me likes the idea of preparing for this holy month [...]

An Experiential Education

Every year, as Ramadan approaches, we tend to become a little introspective.  What will the month hold for us? How much have we really changed since the last one? Will this [...]

Mummy First

Parenthood is hard.  Motherhood is even harder. No amount of mental preparation helps you to deal with the actual physical and emotional investment your child will demand [...]

Mumma Knows Nothing

It’s official.  I have a rebellious, independent-minded child. This is an unexpected turn of events for me.  It’s not that I had expectations of a mild, [...]

You, Me and Him

When we look back at the past, we can often pinpoint certain circumstances or events that stand out as times of awakening, as ‘eye-openers’ that changed our [...]
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