The Muslimommy website is a non-profit website for parents – especially mothers, who need tips on raising wholesome children, spreading Islamic knowledge, and thriving as a parent in modern times. Muslimommy is one of the 1st Muslimah websites that began in 2011 and is run and managed exclusively by a mom of six.
Many years later, it is still one of the most visited sites for Muslim parents to find support and simple tips on spirituality, life, marriage, kids, self-care, and education. Muslimommy has been featured in Aaila Muslim Family Magazine, Productive Muslim, Voice of the Cape Radio Station, and was voted in Grandma Jeddah’s 25 Best Parenting Websites alhumdulillah.
About the Author
Zakkiya – Founder, Editor, Author, and Designer
Wife and mommy of 6. I thank God Almighty for His endless mercy and infinite bounties as I spend each day with my loved ones. My ambition to play a positive role in society and spread the knowledge! My interest in the psyche of human behavior led me to major in psychology, sociology, and information technology. My love for children and marveling in their thirst for knowledge drove me towards a teaching profession and homeschooling. As a hobby, I enjoy professional organizing and completed an interior decorating diploma.
For over 6 years I tutored and homeschooled my children. Alhumdulillah, as most of them grow into tweens and teens and head towards different educational paths, it seemed best to return to schooling outside our home.
Running the Muslimommy website since 2011 has been one of my most fulfilling experiences, and I thank you for being loyal readers and subscribers. Alhumdulillah my days are filled with the ups and downs as a working mom with a large family, but I always remember there’s an end reward when days are tiring and nights are tough. So hang in there mom, the sacrifice is well worth it!
More About Me
What are my likes?
My simple joys are early mornings, reading and writing, a hot cup of coffee or tea, and no surprise – chocolate! Enjoying the latest technology, Islamic nasheed, and sharing humor and laughter with family and friends keeps me young at heart. I love purity and piety – as it is rare and precious virtues to uphold in a morally declining society. I embrace a quest for wholesomeness and spiritual upliftment.
What are my dislikes?
If I had to think of two things, it would be politics and cooking! But on a deeper level, my heart breaks over child abuse – because it wrongs the innocent, and immorality – because it causes the destruction of family and society. I also dislike arguing with ignorant and intolerant people, because it causes turmoil and disunity.
How do I do it?
I get asked this question a lot! And that is one of the reasons I founded Muslimommy, so you can read more about that on my website. It is a tough challenge trying to juggle a busy life and run a site, but I believe the need to help others should overtake our busy lives, and I wanted to make time for my fellow sisters by paying it forward. Also, I truly believe that with determination and placing your trust in God, He SWT will help you every step of the way.
Why did I call it Muslimommy?
My website’s name is who I am, a Muslim mommy, not ideal in any way, but trying to be a devoted servant of God. I ask that He accept my efforts as pure and spare my words from error and ignorance.
Who is my motivation?
My beloved hubby for supporting my efforts, my mashAllah beautiful six children who have increased my fortitude, and my late family who I miss every single day. I pray that any good that comes from my site be the tree I plant in honor of them. My late father who inspired me to write, my late mother who inspired me to become a reader, and my late brother who inspired me to understand the true meaning of a kindness. May Allah Grant them Jannat-ul-firdous, ameen.
Have more questions?
You can learn more about my thoughts on motherhood and even more bio on my audio interview recorded in January 2014 by Mishka Daries of Voice of the Cape Radio Station at the link below.
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Contributors who share valuable advice and inspiration with us one time or many times. We are so thankful for their efforts and may Allah Reward them! If you would like to have your article featured on Muslimommy as a guest post – you are welcome to send a copy of your article with your name, a short bio, and picture to represent you. I will contact you to discuss getting it published to thousands of loyal readers. Contact Muslimommy at [email protected] or on the Contact Page!
Motherhood is an honor and not a burden. The Ideal mother is not a “supermom” but a mother who follows in the footsteps of the great women in Islam – Khadija, Asiya, Maryam and Aisha (may Allah be pleased with them). We are reminded in The Holy Quran;
“Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us. He is our Protector and on Allah let the believers put their trust.” (Quran S9:V51)
Being a parent is life changing, challenging, and at times overwhelming. The key is to find the balance between what is manageable and what is expected and remember Allah’s promise;
“So verily, with every hardship, there is ease.” (Quran S94:V5)
As parents, we should continually strive towards patience, perseverance, and prayer, and develop a love for Allah SWT and the Prophet SAW so we can find sakina (tranquility) in our hearts. Allah says;
“Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace. (S13: V28)
The information on Muslimommy are the express view of the authors and serves only as opinions that the authors wish to share from their experience. The information on this website is by no means a replacement for advice from an expert. My commitment is to provide well-researched and accurate information to readers. My efforts take a lot of time to compile, so please do not reproduce my content without permission. Thank you for your amanah (trust). Comments, suggestions or notification of errors are always appreciated at: [email protected]
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