Back Dated to Nov 17th – 2011- Although I was glad this day arrived it was proceeded by tearful goodbyes with my host family. Indeed it was sad and scary to think of and know now I am heading to A. becoming a fully sworn in volunteer and B. I am stepping into the unknown… Read More Swearing In
A good friend reminded me of two important facts. That we all die alone and we all are born alone even if we are part of a set of multiples. Some might disagree that we die alone because one can die in a room surround by family and friends but the reality is.. we are… Read More Detaching
From the beginning of the book Princess I was curious as to Saudi society.. one who buries its women in unmarked graves, supports prostitution, sexually exploits children, exploits the weak among them and oppresses its women on multiple levels. As an outsider getting a glimpse of this world at such a young age it had… Read More The Unlikely Convert – My Conversion to Islam Pt 2
As tomorrow may or may not indicate the start of Ramadan. So far in the dark on the moonsighting. I thought prompted my friend Saladin thought provoking posts – I should take some time and reflect on my achievements of this past year and areas for growth for this new year. InshaAllah. 1. Treat the… Read More Thoughts on Ramadan
So I have been delving deeper into the Nor Cal Ummah since I graduated and moved back home and I feel like every week there is something new and interesting I stumble on to thats going on or is being planned. Alhumdualillah. One really great space I have found and cherish is the Ta’leef Collective. … Read More American Islam- what is it?
So lets kick this thing off.. I have yet really figured out what I will be sharing here at all. So I think this might end up being a car wreck of a blog.. but there is always a first time for everything. Lets all hope the learning curve is very very short- shall we?… Read More Salaam alaikum wr wb Folks!