About

Writer. Artist. Educator. Mother. Wife. Student. Muslim.

Welcome to my blog, and thank you for your patronage! This is my attempt to document my journey throughout life and the lessons I learn along the way. I have high aspirations to write…both stories for children as well as teens/adults. I have always been in love with the written word, and it is my role as a stay-at-home mother that has recently spurred this burning desire within me to write again. I envision a world rich with moral literature that gives something to readers besides mere entertainment. I envision leaving sadaqa jariya in the form of inspirational Islamic literature for my daughter and the children of Islam to come that enriches their minds, bodies, and souls.

The above words–labels–roles are all very important to me. I try to fulfill each of them in the best way possible. Sometimes I’m more of one than another. At times it seems that I’m starting out fast and slow at the same time–I have so many ideas. Muslim fiction is a “new” idea–it hasn’t quite taken on in the Muslim markets yet. Therefore, it is hard to find someone to follow. We are all still paving our way. But who better to follow than rasulAllah (saws)? He (saws) was a prophet both like those before him, and unlike those before him. He paved his own way, and we are still following his way 1400-something years after him. Join me as I stumble around to find my place, my niche, my mihrab in the literary world.

19 Responses “About” →

  1. Malikah K.

    July 7, 2010

    I must decline your invitation to join you, because it sounds as if I may already be traveling on the same path as you, a path that abandons the ordinary and paves new avenues. While this journey is very personal and independent, and our destinations different, it is comforting to know that there is a fellow voyager near. I pray we both find our niche and conquer it because all things fisibillallah are great triumphs to be had!

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    • Mash’Allah!!!! What you wrote is so beautiful…I believe you have already accepted the invitation and joined me my dear sister!!! Amin to your du’a!

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  2. I would like you to know that the simplicity of your words are engaging and i think as long as you write from your heart what means and matters most to you, you will sooner or later find your readers, or rather they will find you. May you continue to be blessed and inspired to write that which will relate to the larger ummah and to your daughter insha-allah.

    wassalam.

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    • As-salaamu alaikum!!! Your compliments and prayers mean so much to me…jazaki Allahu khair! What a blessing it is to have the support of a reader who found me! BarakAllahu fiki!!

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  3. Assalam Alaikum Sister,

    May Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) shower you with His blessings and mercy on your journey to attain His nearness and pleasure, and may He enable you to reach the greatest heights of achievement in each of these roles He has placed you within. Ameen.

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  4. Br00ke

    July 15, 2010

    SubhanAllah, I hadn’t thought of it as sadaqa jariya! Sounds like a good plan, insha Allah.

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  5. Aselamualikum,

    This is a very nice site alhumdoillah! Thanks for naming your site from our post. Jazakullah khair

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  6. I would totally promote your books on my blog, InshALlah. I think this is a great idea=)

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    • Jazaki Allahu khair! Now, the question is when am I going to make the time to sit down and write the stories I’ve been telling myself in my head?! :) your support means so much…perhaps for now, you can help me by adding a link to my blog on yours! BarakAllahu fiki sis!!!

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  7. Mashallah,wish you the best of luck and inshallah it will be in your Mezaan “balance of good deeds

    ” Jazaki Allahu Kheir”

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  8. assalam alaikum
    May Allaah enrich your with good words and bless you with wisodm. May Allaah be your helper on your journey!

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  9. As salaam alaikumm, Sister.

    Read your review on the 40 days & 40 nights in Yemen book by Ethar Al Katatney on Goodreads, I thought you’d like this too:

    http://theijtema.com/2013/03/30/40-days-of-pythagoras/

    http://theijtema.com/2013/03/28/40-days-of-paulo-coelho/

    WS.

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