On Being Judgmental

We have a huge problem among our people. We are very quick to form opinions and then stick to them. We are judgmental, we take things purely on hearsay and we spread all the negatives we hear. It is sad that our people are in such a state when our religion clearly teaches us otherwise. […]

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On Motherhood

  I had always wanted to be a mother. To have kids of my own. I had pretty strong opinions on how I would raise them too. I imagined myself to be the Pinterest mom- crafting with them, structured play, activity-filled days, all of that. And then motherhood happened. And it was so different from […]

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Something about my Nana

Whenever my Nana (maternal grandfather) is mentioned in my conversations with someone, I have noticed that it is almost always regarding a lesson that he left us with. Things that he said, things that he did silently, things we found out about only after he passed away many years ago. Sometime after my Nana left […]

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Cleansing our hearts

There is a Hadith where the Prophet Muhammad said about a man about to enter the mosque that he was among the people of Jannah. He was from among the Ansar (the people of Madinah). This happened on three consecutive days. This Ansari was then followed by Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn al Aas to spend […]

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Hands-on Father?

A term I have come to start despising is ‘hands-on father’. Just because a father is involved in the upbringing of his children, plays with them, tends to them, feeds them, bathes them, puts them to sleep, why do people say “oh he’s such a ‘hands-on father’“? Honestly, he’s being a father, isn’t he? I […]

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Emotions Matter

Google used to originally hire for hard skills or STEM skills. That was always their priority, and it makes sense because they ARE a tech company. Some time ago they decided to research their hiring process and see if this process was a successful one or not. They went through their most successful and productive […]

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Marriage is a two-way street

A problem that we have amongst us that I have noticed is that when we read about rights and duties we generally read about our rights upon others and their duties towards us, and not our duties towards others and their rights upon us. Especially in the case of spouses. To expect commitment, hard work, […]

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