Patience – A Reminder

Patience, I remind myself, as yet another month goes by where it feels like I haven’t made the progress I need to. Patience, I remind myself as I see those in front of me. Patience, I remind myself as I crumple up yet another half-finished to do list. Patience and kindness. These are the keys … Continue reading Patience – A Reminder

Celebrating World Hijab Day

In honour of World Hijab Day, I’m sharing my personal hijab story. I’ve written about hijab before in a blog post titled Why I Wear Hijab. In that, I went into brief detail about the circumstances behind my decision to begin observing the hijab as well as my attitude towards religion in general when I … Continue reading Celebrating World Hijab Day

What I Am Grateful for this Month

Gratitude - one of the secrets to living a fulfilled life. How often are we grateful? I know I could benefit from counting my blessings more often. January has been a difficult month for me. It brought with it health difficulties, the death of a friend (may Allah fill her qabr with noor) and some … Continue reading What I Am Grateful for this Month

Uncomfortable Truths

One of the most intoxicating things about many books and movies is the wish fulfillment. There are certain genres - chick lit, young and new adult, and children's stories - where you find this kind of wish fulfillment very often. Creators serve up lovely, balanced stories with no loose ends and the perfect happy ending … Continue reading Uncomfortable Truths

2019 Will be the Year of:

I have many resolutions - or plans, or goals, or whatever you'd like to call them - for 2019. I haven't been the type of person who makes New Year's resolutions and the like in the past simply because my years would end when school or university ended and I'd be knee deep in holiday … Continue reading 2019 Will be the Year of: