Hanging up the cape 

I was ready to hang up the cape and choose a better lifestyle which wouldn’t result in burnout and exhaustion. This involved a lot of soul searching, unlearning and relearning the ingrained beliefs that I held. Superwoman had been born out of a combination of cultural and societal expectations, internal pressures and how she defined success. … More Hanging up the cape 

Superwoman

Ever since I was young, I have always been a ‘doer’, an ‘achiever’. As I grew into womanhood, I was known among my family members and friends as the ambitious one. I can honestly say there is not one goal I set myself that I wouldn’t achieve, even against all odds and tough situations. All … More Superwoman

Life beyond Ramadan 

As we enter the last days of Ramadan, it is important to think about life beyond the blessed month. Since the purpose of Ramadan is for us to attain God consciousness, planning for life beyond it is important for spiritual development and to maintain the heightened awareness of our Lord attained during Ramadan. The fact … More Life beyond Ramadan 

Pre-Ramadan Reflections

With a few weeks to Ramadan, I often find myself in deep reflection. I’m eagerly looking forward to the opportunity for increased worship, renewal of faith and the buzz Ramadan brings. I remember my most productive and transformational as well as my most challenging. As I reflect on my post Ramadan habits, what went well … More Pre-Ramadan Reflections

Nurturing faith 

My oldest son, prince 1 turned seven years old and it was a big deal in our home. Turning seven was an important milestone and the beginning of his prayer journey. The prophet Muhammad (peace upon him) advised that a child is taught to pray when he is seven years old.  With prayer being the … More Nurturing faith