In the world of parenting, there were opinions on virtually everything and anything. The perceived ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ decisions, the ‘right’ versus the ‘wrong’ way of doing things with nothing in between, and no consideration for the uniqueness of each family. I felt the pressure to be happy with ‘mother’ as my only identifier which … More Not just a mother
My spiritual journey had taken a different turn through the adventure of motherhood and took me out of my spiritual comfort zone. To make the change I desperately wanted, I had to stop mourning who I was and embrace who I had become. I lost interest in competitive parenting, let go of the ‘super mum’ … More A glimpse of hope
The blessings that came with motherhood brought joys, tears and changes as I adjusted to being a mother of one, two then three beautiful children. With every additional child came a unique challenge. Becoming a parent was as intense as life experiences come and impacted on every area of my life; however I never anticipated … More Lost in Motherhood
My Ramadan awakening ignited something in my heart. I may have experienced many years of Ramadan, but this was the best so far. I knew I couldn’t allow myself to go back to where I was spiritually and made a sincere intention to preserve my spiritual high. The thought of not being able to keep … More Fruits of Ramadan
I had been married for twenty-three days and was enjoying life as a new bride. Transitioning into married life was both exciting and nerve-wracking. The process of getting to know my husband at a deeper, intimate level was filled with unexpected joys and fears as we planned the rest of our lives. I was happy … More Blushing Bride
Have you ever woken up one day and wondered where the last 10 years of your life has gone? Have you ever thought about how much you’ve changed and the process that resulted in the ‘new you’? This is my space to share reflections of my unique journey of self-discovery, inner conflict, and identity challenges that have shaped who I am today
“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free”. – Ralph Elliston … More Reflections of a ‘Born Muslim’
A few years had passed since my spiritual transformation from Born to practicing Muslim, and I was finally ready to get married. As a popular topic in the practicing Muslim community, I had resisted the pressure to rush into marriage. Despite being Born Muslim, my perspectives on many Islamic matters were flawed due to my … More Let’s get married!