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Oh jannah!

Oh jannah!

Oh Jannah! Paradise is not a joke. It is not about who is able to dream about it with their creative vivid imaginations and definitely not just about all the talk of puffpuff in Jannah. Just because you are poor or unable to afford a maid or all the servants you wish...

dear struggling mama

dear struggling mama

It is a lot of work…There is so much giving that comes with being a mother. It asks of you more than you feel you want to give. But you give anyway… With a child on your hipOr maybe on your backOr holding tightly to your legOr up on your shoulders You give anywayAnd...

For when you say “I can’t “…

For when you say “I can’t “…

Did you say you can't?⁣⁣It is so easy to think or say "I can't…."⁣⁣Over and over again, we tell ourselves so many things without realizing it. ⁣⁣I can't wake up early for Fajr⁣I can't cook a meal⁣I can't help my child with their homework⁣I can't afford to pay for "the...

It is your grief

It is your grief

Grief… [trigger] ⁣⁣It doesn't mean only one thing. It can be a lot of things. The loss of a loved one. The loss of a life that we planned in our head. The end of a marriage. The end of a friendship. The end of a relationship. Moving on from one season to the next. The...

The power of one – Women of tadabbur

The power of one – Women of tadabbur

It has been exactly 12 months since I announced my idea for women of tadabbur to the world. I don't even know where the idea came from, oh actually I do know. Alhamdulillah. ⁣⁣I also remember thinking it was a bad time to start cos I was also starting Arabic full time...

DISC what?

DISC what?

I remember a few years ago, Abu Agents was attending a training in Lagos (this was pre-agents) when he called me with a huge warm apology and I was surprised because there was no current issue but he promised to explain later. It turns out they took a personality...

Find the pause

Find the pause

So last week, I had just served my toddlers some pap. Where my daughter sat with hers (which is strange), her twin was uninterested. She finished her meal and came to hand me the cup but she kicked his cup which was on the floor as she brought hers. I saw when it fell...

Qur’an Reflection: And then what?

Qur’an Reflection: And then what?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (فَإِذَا مَسَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ ضُرࣱّ دَعَانَا ثُمَّ إِذَا خَوَّلۡنَـٰهُ نِعۡمَةࣰ مِّنَّا قَالَ إِنَّمَاۤ أُوتِیتُهُۥ عَلَىٰ عِلۡمِۭۚ بَلۡ هِیَ فِتۡنَةࣱ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكۡثَرَهُمۡ لَا یَعۡلَمُونَ)[Surah Az-Zumar 49] When man is visited by a trouble,...

A different morning

A different morning

I woke up this morning and my day felt slightly different. For the past 10 weeks, three times a week, I got to stay up after Fajr to reflect on the Qur'an with a blessed community of sisters. And it is true! The promise of a blessing in the morning. Sakhr ibn...

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