I’m honoured and humbled to announce that my first article in my ‘Productive Mommy Series’ for ProductiveMuslimah has been published over at www.ProductiveMuslim.com.
I often turn to Productive Muslim for advice and tips on how to become a better Muslimah, so it truly is a privilege to be asked to write for this amazing website, Alhumdulillah!
You can read part 1 of the series here:
I will forever remember that day when I fell in love with a man while studying in University. I fell so hard for him; in fact, he was my motivation for getting up most mornings, and going to school. Every time I thought about him, a sense of serenity would emerge on my face in the form of a smile. This man was remarkable in every form – he was perfect.
When my heart was so full of love for this man – and I mean so full that I swear it was about to burst- I knew it was the right time for me to tell my husband about him. In all honesty, I had a feeling my husband knew of my love before I even told him. After all, he noticed how eager I was to attend my lecture, he noticed the positive change in my behaviour and attitude – he noticed a new me. Continue reading
The CREATIVE MIND never sleeps – yes, that’s right, the creative mind is always going at full speed and there are no yields, just go-go-go’s! Continue reading
The other day, my seven year old daughter asked me if the angels on our shoulders jot notes or write in full sentences. Continue reading
If you are reading this post, chances are you have access to some kind of electronic device, such as a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Not everybody has access to these electronic devices and more importantly, not everyone even has the basic necessities that we take advantage of – be thankful, be grateful. © The Muslimah Mommy (2014)
This year, to teach my children about Eid Al-Adha, I decided to write a poem with them. Here’s what we came up with:
We also went to our local library, and found this great Eid book that we read together as a family! Continue reading
The other day, I put some salah reminders into my iPad; in shaa Allah I’m hoping these reminders will prompt me to pray ON TIME! As a mother of three young children, I find myself getting ready for salah, and then just as I’m about to step onto the prayer mat, one of my kids starts crying. I usually have to calm my child down, and that leads to further distractions; because of this, I have programmed these salah reminders into my iPad to help remind me of prayer. Please note, I’am using these reminders in addition to the app that plays the Adhan, so these reminders will pop up on my iPad right before and just after the Adhan goes off. Down below are the reminders that I have made into images. Continue reading
Islam is more than calling yourself a Muslim, it’s about LIVING as a practicing Muslim. A huge part of being a Muslim is performing Salah (prayer); and often times, maintaining an environment of prayer within your home can be challenging. With that said, below are some tips on how you can help implement prayer within your family. Continue reading
Yesterday: “Look mama, it’s a caterpillar! Let’s feed it leaves.” Continue reading
The other day, my oldest daughter, Hafsah, requested that I trim her nails for her, as her nails were getting quite long. I happily agreed and started searching for the nail cutter in the washroom. I checked the usual spot – in the drawer…nope, not there. I checked the other drawer…nope, not there either. Suddenly, Hafsah started bawling her eyes out, and through her tears she cried, “You don’t like the way I organize things!” Ummm…ohhhkaaaay? I was confused. “I organized the washroom for you, but you can’t find the nail cutter now; which means you don’t like the way I organize things, NOW I’m never going to organize anything ever again!” Hafsah exclaimed. ‘AND THIS IS WHY I DON’T HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD!’ I thought to myself. Then, my son Idrees started crying because he wanted me to wipe the snot from his nose. Next in line to cry was my daughter Madina…because she wanted some attention. ‘AND THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I DON’T HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD’I thought to myself once again. Continue reading