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Interview With A Working Muslim Mom

I interviewed a mom in the community who had some wise words to share about juggling being a mom and running a business at the same time. a mix that can be challenging and straining. But here today, I have sister Joemyma, who has found the key to achieving this with great success. A dynamic mother of two daughters and a young grandmother of four, she runs a home and has her own business...making time to put her faith first. ME: Asalamualiakum Sister Joemyma. Jazakallah khair for taking time out (Read more...)
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Salaah is Your Spiritual Journey

BEGINNING YOUR JOURNEY OF SALAAH… From the moment you say “Allahu Akbar,”” it is as if you have knocked at the door of the Creator. You leave behind the world, and you are now facing your Lord. Clouds of Allah’s mercy form, good deeds fall on you like rain, and angels gather around you crying out, “O worshipper if you could see who is in front of you and who you are talking to then I swear by Allah you would not finish your Salaah until the day of Judgement. You would stay in Salaah (Read more...)
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Health and Fitness Tips For Dads

I was recently given the wonderful opportunity to compose a health and fitness article for Dads and sisters who want to help their husbands get healthy. As this is my first article, I will share a short introduction of myself and then explain how I started eating, training and living healthier. In my younger years, I was always a skinny guy, eating whatever I wished and not gaining a single pound. My fast metabolism led me to become a chocoholic pushing down a slab a day without thinking twice! (Read more...)
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How To Be Organized as a Mom Interview

Meet a mother who is forever multitasking (but then again which mommy doesn't?). Sister Saajida has agreed to share her wisdom on everything neat and orderly. I’m sitting with her as she unpacks a holiday bag that her toddler has planted herself comfortably in. This little distraction doesn't stop the mom's busy hands from folding and sorting. Saajida is a mother of 3 kids (aged 5, 2 and 1) and gets a thrill out of organizing the contents of her home. She is what we like to call the “clean (Read more...)
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Overcoming Pride as a Mother

A Story of Pride One day water said to oil, “I am the source of all life forms in this world. Without me, humans, plants, and animals will perish. A little rain in the desert is all that is needed for life to emerge in the form of beautiful plants and greenery. This is the important role that I play in creation. Why is it that Allah (SWT) has placed you, oil, above me? (Oil lies above water) Oil replied, “True you are essential for the survival in this world but look at yourself… a slight (Read more...)
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7 Reasons To Greet Your Fellow Muslim

A woman, whom I've never met before, smiled at me and said, Assalamu’alaikum. I replied accordingly, Wa’Alaikumusalam. I walked away with a puzzled look on my face wondering how she knew me. Hmm… did she have me mixed up with someone else? Or perhaps she knows someone in my family? I was scratching my head asking myself why a complete stranger had greeted me, and I was not even considering the fact that she was following the example of Prophet Muhammad (saw). I don't know if this has ever (Read more...)
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A Mother’s Touch

You wouldn't know her by her gentle, firm hands or the scars on her tummy. Not even by the tiny smudge of mashed veggies wedged inside her hair. It’s her selflessness, her patience and her unconditional love that gives it away. She is… a mother. The caring voice you hear, warning of danger. The soothing voice you hear, consoling a tantrum. That squishy hug you received, took no effort on her part. She is the gooey-glue that holds her family together, ensuring that all things are running (Read more...)
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Your Intention and Dua as a Mother

Having the Right Intention It’s the nagging feeling you've tried to push to the back of your mind. It’s the same old question that leaves you feeling uneasy every time. You’ve sought to feed it with simple answers, but no matter how hard you try, it resurfaces. We've all reached that moment at least once in our lives, the dead-end that forces us to ask, “What is my purpose?” As Muslims, we have the answer embedded into our system. Our fulfilling way of life is to worship Allah SWT. We (Read more...)