Wisdom and Tea: Reflections of Muslim Home-making Moms

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Category Archives: Character

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

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

Ever wonder why we feel the compulsive need to buy the best brand in the market, why the Louis Vitton bag holds such appeal, why the Gucci shoes are just … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Only Truth There Is

Whenever we think about dying we tend to think of it as something in the future far ahead. We think that we still have plenty of time left in this … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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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