Have you heard?

…About my triple appearance in the current issue of Azizah magazine ((Vol.6 Issue 4)? If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy and see what I thought of the books Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad by Tamam Kahn and Hearts We Lost by Umm Zakiyyah, and see a SEVEN-PAGE feature…

Fire and clay

This past Sunday, I attended a SeekersCircle in my area (a halaqa sponsored by SeekersGuidance and the Ghazzali Centre with telecast lectures from scholars) which really spoke to my soul. We have been covering Al Ghazali’s Bidaya al Hidaya (The Beginning of Guidance), and most of the time, it is just emphatic reminders of things…

Lunar Eclipse!

“We were with Allah’s Apostle when the sun eclipsed. Allah’s Apostle stood up dragging his cloak till he entered the Mosque. He led us in a two-Rakat prayer till the sun (eclipse) had cleared. Then the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, ‘The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of someone’s death. So whenever you see…

Tying Up Loose Ends

It’s been quiet around here, I know, but I’ve been working on tying up some loose ends. We will be traveling to Coker Creek, Tennessee inshAllah on Friday for a 5-day spiritual retreat in the woods hosted by Seekers Guidance.  We will be high in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the company of such esteemed…

Ode to Crochet

So those of you who know me know I’ve been cultivating my inner Zaynab during my blogiday. You’ve seen the yarn on the floor, on the couches, in the bed, in Noora’s hair, on my clothes. Yarn was carried in my pockets during walks while crochet hooks took the place of pens in my hair…

While I was out…

I’ve missed you so! I truly do enjoy our conversations on the blogosphere, and today, on my birthday, I’m calling my blogiday quits. I was able to accomplish some things while I was out, but at times it hurt to be so far away from sharing my thoughts with you. The Sandal is my outlet…my…

On Blogiday

Well, my dears, I’m officially on a blogiday–a blog vacation. For one, that last post was truly verbose and I need to refresh my think tank. Two, I attempted to make a boiled egg for my daughter this morning without the egg. Three, I have 117 tabs open to date (with many more to come…

Reflections on International Women’s Day..and Muslim women who have inspired me

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day globally designated for recognizing the accomplishments of women, past and present. Women have been devalued in so many ways across so many cultures throughout time that this day is a great way to bring some of the forgotten stories of noble women upfront and…

Reflections on Presidents’ Day…and what our founding fathers really thought about Islam

Today is the third Monday of February, which means it’s President’s Day, originally a celebration of George Washington’s birthday that turned into a day for all the presidents….and shopping for sales. So, usually, I don’t pay this “holiday” any mind because it’s never meant anything to me except a day off from school. And I’ve…