Wisdom and Tea: Reflections of Muslim Home-making Moms

Think. Learn. Act. Remind.

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

Mehmaan (Visitors)​: Rehmat (A Blessing) or Zehmat (A Burden)

Every practising muslim knows that visitors are a blessing from Allah and are sent to those with whom Allah (SWT) is pleased. I completely agree with this and whenever anyone … Continue reading

March 1, 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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