What I Tell my Daughter about Me

What I Tell my Daughter about Me

You know, over the years that I have written for Aljumuah, there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to talk about. I have hesitated because it’s kind of a sensitive subject. But, I really want to talk about this; I really want to…
The Sentence of Poor Parenting

The Sentence of Poor Parenting

Satan cannot mislead us in major issues of Faith, but rather in minor issues. – Prophet Muhammad I SPENT MY day today in the federal county court house. My number was called; I had been selected to serve as a juror. Although…
Are You a Slacker Parent? Find Out

Are You a Slacker Parent? Find Out

What makes someone a slacker parent? Well, not much. By that I mean, not much in the way of effort. It is easy being a yes-mom or a yes-dad….but rather difficult to make those tear-jerker decisions that can melt your heart looking…
B-O-R-E-D-O-M! Its Antidote

B-O-R-E-D-O-M! Its Antidote

NOW THAT WE have established that I can spell, let’s mosey right along to the topic at hand, i.e., boredom. Boredom is a common feeling for many. Some people don’t acknowledge it, but when you ask them to talk about their lives…
Reading A Love Learned

Reading: A Love Learned

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL in more ways than the obvious one. So, why is reading so important you say? Because reading is one of the tools through which we learn – without it, we miss so much. Without reading, we’d go through life…
Sisters! Start Stepping it Up2

Sisters! Start Stepping It Up (2)

Eat from the good things with which We have provided you, and do not transgress… [Surat Ta Ha,20:81] This is the second part of the series on Muslim women’s health, dealing specifically with nutrition and exercise – or the lack of it,…
Sisters! Start Stepping it Up1

Sisters! Start Stepping it Up (1)

What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, is from yourself. [Surat Al-Nisaa’, 4:79] For some reasons, women’s health is a topic rarely talked about in our communities. Sure, we talk about menstruation and…