Dear Reader, So I have plunged into the world of internet and app dating and boy has it been a wild ride so far. I originally just started with Muslima.com having tried that in the past long before I got married to my now ex. I also added Ok Cupid because I have also used… Read More Swipe Right for…
So I am so happy to share wonderful news with my readers. After 29 years of being single and rarely dating during my pre Muslimah days – I am happily engaged to be married as of September 6th, 2012. My fiancé Omar S. is a funny 27, hardworking, Moroccan fire fighter with the Genedarmes/ Protection… Read More Getting Engaged
As Ramadan moves forward and I feel like I am caught in stasis suspended between two separate moving pieces in space. Week Two: Fasting seems to go by quickly although the worst days are when I am forced into three and four hour department meetings where lunch is thoughtfully provided and the worst of the… Read More Ramadan Weeks Two and Three
**So forgive me for my tardy posts on this RIS conference – I got caught up in a new wave of Peace Corps paperwork.** So this past memorial weekend was the second year? I think of the conference. My good friends in a celebration of my leaving for the Peace Corps although at that time… Read More Reviving the Islamic Spirit Pt 1
I just finally got a call from my placement officer on April 14th. I am not sure if this was the final interview – there might be more questions given I have a pretty long lead time on when I am available to ship out – I said I could leave August 2011. The reason… Read More Freak a girl out!
This open letter of response is in reply to the Op Ed that Dr. Qanta Ahmed wrote in the Christian Science Monitor and was published March 29, 2011. Feel free to read the article here. Salaam alaikum Dr. Qanta, I agree with you that public and open discourse is needed on the issues of Islamist… Read More Re: Dr. Qanta Ahmed – In Our Silence
So about a year ago I responded to a post via a list that Lama – my now friend had posted asking for Muslim women interested in helping with her graduate thesis. Apparently I was the only one to respond 🙂 So I met up with Lama at a café in San Francisco. She told… Read More Amal: A Tale of Muslim Hope