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Went to taraweeh prayers tonight by myself. Felt weird! I was SO tempted to just stay home because it was raining, but I had to go out anyway to pick up my son from work and it just meant dropping him home and taking off for the masjid. I made my little rain dua. It […]

Creeping Entitlement…

It’s been weird over the last few days. Even while I’ve been nourishing my soul, I’ve been feeling a bit restless and impatient on the career front. That’s pretty normal during ‘wait’ mode. ‘Wait’ mode of course is when you’re waiting to hear and even though it’s supposed to get easier it never does. And […]

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“How’s your Ramadan going?”

My father asked me that question when I called him this afternoon, and immediately my face lit up and I said, “Alhamdu lillah! Just wonderful!” It’s always the case, you do kind of have mixed feelings as Ramadan approaches, you both dread it and welcome it, and once you actually get into the swing of […]

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The Beginning of Ramadan…

and the feeling’s good. It never fails. As Ramadan approaches, especially during the summer, I start to dread the long days, the thirst and the hunger, in that order, and the headachey feeling that I sometimes get when I’m trying to concentrate, or do some Eid shopping, and yet when Ramadan actually begins there’s actually […]

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Further adventures in Turkey…

Hubby said I should fix my first post from here to indicate that yes, indeed, I’ve been talking about Turkey, but I can’t be bothered, so I’ll just mention it now. I’m writing this from Turkey. It certainly isn’t what I expected! Our guide is a petite lady with pretty good English, very secular, and […]

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It’s like if workers come to do a job in your house, fix your furnace or dishwasher or something and they see a diamond lying there, in the open, something you’ve misplaced or forgotten about but could definitely use, and they just take it. Then they come back over and over again, to do more […]

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Got a tip!

Every once in a while you go to a special school where they just…GET you! Yesterday was just such a school. The flavour the school hearkened back to gentler times. The kids were sweet! Not jaded in the least! And the staff! They had scheduled a pot luck multicultural luncheon for the day I was […]

Ottawa again…

Drove up and oh, but the memories! I will forever associate this pretty little city with my older sister Bushra. I had planned on meeting a friend for dinner at 5 pm, none other than Sheema Khan, so I hastened to leave home at around 11 am yesterday and yet each little thing I did seemed […]

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Leaving Barrow…

What a few days it’s been! Went to the schools on Friday, and did two presentations yesterday at the Tuzzy Library. Wasn’t expecting any sort of crowd, it being Easter weekend and all… for goodness sakes I was competing with an Easter egg hunt! And yet I’d say there were close to 35 or 40 […]

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“You Go Girl!”

LOL, that’s what one of the speakers at the I.LEAD conference said about me when he began his speech. I was asked by the organizers to talk about youth engagement and empowerment. The whole theme of the conference was youth engagement and empowerment. And the weird thing was they contacted me a few weeks ago […]

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