Finding Your Purpose as a Muslima

I have learnt over the years that Allah is the only one in control of my life. He SWT controls everything that happens, including the way my children and spouse behave towards me. With this understanding, the events that occur in our lives are either tests or they are an expiation of our sins. If the situation takes you closer to Allah, it's a test, and if it takes you further from Allah, it's an expiation. Allah says: “Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil (Read more...)

The Struggles of Mothers

Do you ever feel alone as a mother or a housewife in your own world? Do you ever feel like your life is the same routine day in and day out? Do you ever feel like your life is going to be the same forever, without anything interesting or exciting happening? I have, in my own way many struggles, which at times I feel no one would truly understand. I have felt the isolation and boredom with routine. Sometimes those days can become hard and even sad. There are many mothers out there who are struggling (Read more...)

20 Lessons I’ve learned in 20 Years of Marriage

Last year, I celebrated 20 years of marriage with my husband alhumdulillah. It seems like a long time, but compared to our parents, we are not even half way there. Marriage is a constant work in progress, you get to learn a lot about yourself during the process. You will make mistakes, but as long as you learn from them and move on it will be okay. It is our hope that we can keep adding to the lessons learned below with many more years to come inshallah. The 20 Lessons I've Learned It’s okay (Read more...)

The Merits of Rajab

By the bounty of Allah we will soon be entering the blessed month of Rajab. Rajab is one of the four sacred months. It stands alone, unlike the other three which come one after the other. The Prophet ﷺ said: “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha`ban is my month, and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah.” (Narrated by al-Suyuti.) The fact that it is the month of Allah means that it is worthy of veneration, and the Messenger of Allah ﷺ himself would venerate it. When the month entered he (Read more...)

We Are All Mothers

Many of us, as Muslim women, hold dear to our hearts the thought of being mothers. We may achieve many great things within our personal and professional lives, however, that inert desire to hold and cherish a child never disappears. We plan when and how many children we want, their names, their attributes, their features; sometimes even from a very young age, we begin mentally preparing ourselves to become mothers. The thought of having a child in your arms whom you can nurture, protect and guide (Read more...)

The Moms Guide to Fitness From Home

The first step to changing your fitness lifestyle from home is to eliminate all junk food in the house, as it will be less likely to tempt you. The next step is to perform a cardio exercise which is the best way to lose weight. Cardio strengthens the heart and body and can help protect you against heart disease. Take about ten mins each day, or try for at least three times a week to do some light cardio. These ideas are great for weight loss and can get your heart rate going from the comfort of (Read more...)

Little Bunny Preschool Skills For Young Children

Preschool children learn about their whole body. Playing games and making crafts, activates the connections that lay the groundwork for future learning. An older child learns well with written words and lectures, but a young child learns best with activities. My daughter is a preschool teacher and we created the 3-in-1 Printable. Each 3-in-1 Printable is a set of coloring sheets, a matching game, and a miniature book. The printables are designed to help develop the basic skills a preschooler (Read more...)

Lessons Learned From Children

Over these past few months, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to spend a lot of time with my nephew and nieces Alhumdulillah! During this time, I've been observing them at play and how they keep busy with their many gadgets and toys. This brought a realization of how children see life, and made me discover how different life looks through the eyes of a child. Each day I was learning something magical from them, and I’d like to share these lessons from children with you. Children forgive easily No (Read more...)