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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My Everyday Desi Home-Cooking Menu

Growing up in a Desi household meant having home-cooked food on the table every day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In almost all Desi households all over the world, this is how mealtimes still work. Cooking may not be something everyone enjoys, but it isn’t exactly a hard thing to do. For a lot of us, […]

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On Concealing Faults

I have often seen people show great strength of character when they say they will conceal another’s faults and shortcomings for the sake of Allah. That they would cover up someone’s sins and misgivings from the world so that Allah may cover and forgive theirs. I admire people who do this- as this is a […]

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Raising Girls

A few hours after the birth of my second daughter, an aunty called and said, “Next time you’ll have a son”. I don’t exactly remember what I said to her but I think it was something along the lines of us being very happy with what Allah had given us. I do remember that I […]

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Recipe: Instant Pot Kadhi

I shared a picture of my dinner yesterday- a plate of Kadhi Chawal made in the Instant Pot. I was then asked by quite a few people to share my Instant Pot recipe of Kadhi. Honestly, I am not the best person to ask for recipes. I do a lot of things by “andaza” or […]

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Why we chose to sleep train

When TheLittleMiss was born we were certain we wanted her to be a good sleeper. Having heard stories of children who stayed up all night and slept all day, we were determined that we would try our best to get our kids’ Circadian Rhythm set. Hence, by the time TheLittleMiss was about four weeks old, […]

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Talking to our spouses

We belong to a culture where the man almost always has the upper hand and where men are generally not raised to be respectful towards their wives. Nobody watches their tones- something that my mother has always taught me and my brother to be extremely mindful of. So much so that it has made us […]

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