Wisdom and Tea: Reflections of Muslim Home-making Moms

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Monthly Archives: March, 2012

The Elusive Love Emotion

These days it is common to find people (especially single young women) saying things like the following: “I am scared to death of arranged marriages! I want to get to … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The One

From Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and countless other stories we hear in our childhood to the books and movies we watch all our lives, most deal with finding that perfect … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

And They Lived Happily Ever After…..Or Did They?

So you have found that perfect someone, the man of your dreams, that someone who has been made just for you and, best of all, you are getting married to … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

To Say or Not To Say

Words cause problems. Although like most things in this life they can be used for good and bad purposes. Problems ranging from the politics governing the world down to the … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

The “I” Phenomenon

Everywhere we look or whosoever we talk to we see what I would like to call the “I” Phenomenon. This is, in a form, a worship of the self. It … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why so much greed?!

Have you ever wondered why we sometimes hang onto cultural “values” as though our life depended on it?! Do we stop to question our automatic reactions, our biases and prejudices, … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Define your own happiness

Sometimes I think a lot of us could be happy with a lot of things exactly as they are. It’s the opinions of how life should be that are constantly … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Spoon Full of Sugar

My 4 year old has been fussing about going to school in the mornings for the past few days. Convincing him to go happily is quite challenging and frustrating at … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s All About Respect

Raising children can be looked at, among other things ,as the job assigned to you by God. And just as we work at any other job in our professional lives … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Right To Expect

Many a modern parent today has a concept I find a little hard to digest. They willingly allow and say that they do not have any expectations from their children, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do we really believe?

What would you do if you saw a snake slithering towards your child? Or a raging fire in the distance , the wind blowing it your way? If you really … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love and shirk

What happens when we love someone – our spouse, our children, our parents, our friends? We want to do everything for them, in the best possible way; we want to … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day At School

Last year the children’s school celebrated Valentine’s day with great fervour and enthusiasm. They had children draw cards (for their parents), make red hearts on their faces and wear red … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who Is The Fanatic?

So when was the last time you attended a wedding which was about the union of two people and not about what to wear, what dishes are served, which salon … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

All Work….

Today I played with my children…. seems a simple enough thing to say but it struck me, that while I was waiting for the perfect moment to do all those … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why I wear hijab (the head-covering)

Many Muslims argue about the necessity of wearing hijab but for me it’s a simple matter. I wear it because: 1. Allah has asked me to wear it. Those who … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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