Wisdom and Tea: Reflections of Muslim Home-making Moms

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Author Archives: Humaira Khan

Productive Ramadan for Busy Mothers

Mothers of small children know that they don’t have time for pretty much anything of their own in any given day. So how can they have a productive Ramadan? While … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

7 practical solutions to avoid losing your cool with your toddler

We all lose our cool with our little toddlers every day! Sometimes we remember to be fair and deal with the situation appropriately. Other times we just lose it … … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to renew your relationship with the Quran and salah

I remember the excitement I felt when I prayed the fajr salah during Ramadan as a 10-year-old. You know, the excitement-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach kind of thing. The air is peculiarly fresh at … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Islam QandA: Teaching your little toddler about Islam

The other day I was playing the board game Quran Challenge with my four-year-old who insisted that I play properly with him. So when his turn would come, I would … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 6 Comments

Science is the new god!

Science is the new religion, they say. I disagree. Science is the new god. We bow before it, worship it, look to it for answers about everything in our lives, … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Say it!

  Have you ever noticed how when children are sick, they only want their mommy? Even little babies will do that. And that clinginess is special for the mama … … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who (or what) is robbing us of our personalities?!

We are using disposable diapers, on-line and automatic bill payments, connecting with hundreds of people we know via email and through online social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, we … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

Are we Lemmings?

Ever played Lemmings the popular computer game back in the early 1990s? The image of a line of lemmings all moving mechanically, blindly moving in a single direction, come what … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Little Old Lady

It was a strange thought. That sentence was simple but so powerful. And the fact that I found it in a Clinical Methods textbook made it all the more striking! … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

A conversation about a successful marriage.

She is gentle, dignified, graceful and serene. She has been through life’s ups and downs and has the advantage of being at a phase in life where she can look … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment



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