16Jan
2017
0

Musings of a Dubai Mom

Whenever discussions of schooling in Dubai come up, the talk centers on fee, and parking issues, and facilities, and traffic and timings… lots of prosaic details that carry this beautiful thing called daily-life. On and on and on… so much that we forget the...

11Jan
2017
3

Bilal, the movie : An opinion

I watched the movie Bilal a few weeks back. I wish I had written this piece right away, as a lot of my ideas have evaporated away… anyhoo… “Being a great warrior means living without chains” These were the words a seven-year-old Bilal heard...

08Jan
2017
0

Teaching Myself to Talk

When I was expecting my first born, my colleague came to work one day very exasperated. She said ‘ For the first couple of years you’re going to teach that kid of yours how to walk and talk and then after that you will...

26Dec
2016
1

Saying ‘Merry Christmas’

Over the past few days – with the festival of Christmas being celebrated all over the world – well at least in parts of the world that get most airtime on media channels – my social media feed has been flooded with messages forbidding...

25Jun
2015
0

Ramadan 2015: Come lets Pray!

Asslamu Alaikum. Subhanallah It’s the 8th day in Ramadan already. Hope In Sha Allah you have all settled into a Ramadan routine (what’s that you say?) and are in the steam of things with your Quran reading and other targets for this month. Assuming...

10Jan
2014
0

January 10

I am a person who doesn’t like to argue or even have disagreements. When in a conversation where I actually disagree with an expressed point of view, my typical reaction is to let it pass. Then when I’m home, my mind holds on to...

08Jan
2014
0

Late one Night …

Time 1:00 am My son: mama wake up, wake up Me: grumble mumble My son: mama, I’m thirsty Me: *handing him water in mid seep* My son: no mama, wake up. I want strawberry milk Me: huh, grumble mumble My son: wake up wake up...

02Sep
2013
1

Career Woman’s Dilemma

Disclaimer : The post below is my personal experience only. Rather a long and personal post, but i thought I’d share Another evening, another dinner with friends… and another bout of answering questions about why I don’t go back to ‘work’ post baby. “He’s...

29Jul
2013
3

Duaa for my Child

I read the news and watch the chaos in the world around with a heavy heart. The Muslim ummah disunited and killing each other over worldly wealth and power. And I fear Not poverty, as much as I fear wealth Not powerlessness as much...

26Jun
2013
0

Can you relate to this?

I find it so amazing how when my son gets hurt playing – a scrape on his shin/elbow/knee or even a cut on his lip – he comes toddling and crying to me; ‘mama, make it ok’. All I do is hold the hurt...

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