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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 [...]

The why’s and what’s of death

For many of us, death is a reality we prefer not think too much about.  Yes, we know we all have to do die and we are all aware of the verse of the Holy Qur’an that [...]

Making Muharram Matter

By the time this article goes to print, the world will have moved on. It will have moved on from the horrific stories of children being beheaded and men being shot while [...]

What About Me?

One of the greatest challenges of motherhood is the level of never-ending commitment involved.  From the moment you become aware that you are nurturing a life within you, [...]

High-Tech Mummy, No-Tech Baby

Disclaimer: This piece is my personal opinion and in no way aimed at imposing a right or wrong judgement on the choice of individual parents. When my daughter was just over a [...]

A new Ramadan

What Ramadan was like before my daughter was born: Reciting the Qur’an and supplications, reading books, listening to lectures, meditating on life and contemplating [...]
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