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Love, InshAllah

Fairytale Beginnings

What if happily (married) ever after is not in the cards for you? What if you are unwilling to settle just to find a relatinship? What if you viewed singledom is a choice and not an unfortunate circumstance?

Muslimah Media Watch

American Crime Episode 4 Recap

Azra continues her review of the TV show American Crime. Read her earlier review here.  (Spoiler alerts ahead!) American Crime settled into a more police-procedural tone last week, as Carter attended his bail hearing. We get to know more about Aliyah this episode, as she devotes herself to helping her brother. They continue their strained, [Read More...]

Is my ex an FBI informant?

He was undoubtedly attractive – tall, lean and muscular, caramel colored skin, full lips, high cheekbones that framed his deeply intense hazel eyes. But his black leather jacket, felt fedora, acoustic guitar swung over his shoulder and beatnik poetry journal in his back pocket were really the accessories that put me over the edge. He [Read More...]

GrowBaba Spotlight: Take Money From Your Kids

I take money from my children. I checked around and others do it too. You should try it. Seriously, you should. Though there have been many with my older two boys, this was the first such incident with my youngest. Despite the slow taming of my internal torment from such incidents, I remain amazed at [Read More...]


To Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Problem is Not with Islam, but with the Author

By Zainab Chaudry Authors who publish books generally want to sell them. Well, what sells better then timely, dramatized sensationalism with a personal angle, which reinforces readers’ latent fears and beliefs? After reading Somali-born author and anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s disturbingly deceptive new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, I can confidently [Read More...]

Child Brides and the Quran – Dispelling the Misconceptions on International Women’s Day

It demands no introduction that many people, including Muslims, believe that Islam permits child marriage. As a result, Islam is often dismissed as a highly misogynistic religion by some non-Muslims, who believe it should have no place in our post-enlightenment era. “A medieval religion with medieval laws”, they say. To be honest, growing up as a [Read More...]

It’s Been Good. Really Good.

This is my last post to this blog, I’ve moved camp to my own site thanks mostly to the encouragement of one Mr. Pete Rorabaugh.  I’ll be blogging now at , so please follow me there for new posts about Serial and Adnan’s case. I have to thank the great people at Patheos for putting [Read More...]

Chapel Hill, CVE, and Millennial Muslims

The media may have already lost interest, now breathlessly reporting the latest information about “Jihadi John’s” real identity, but many communities across the United States and around the world are still mourning the loss of three innocent souls, shot in their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The murders of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and [Read More...]

Muslimah Next Door

Ali Family Autism Truths #1 – Learning from Each Other

April 1, 2015 – Autism Awareness Month – Day One of Ali Family Autism Truths D is sitting downstairs right now picking through his dinner, while one of his therapists, who is playing the care giver role, sits with him. I’ve kicked the rest of the family out for dinner, and I’m sitting upstairs keeping [Read More...]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Challenges ISIS

On September 12, 2014, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, a prominent American Muslim scholar, gave a Friday sermon on ISIS. People are clearly interested in what Shaykh Hamza has to say regarding ISIS; the sermon has been viewed on YouTube more than 190,000 times, with more than 1,100 positive and negative comments, in the past month. Shaykh [Read More...]

Wisdom Wednesday…. Mistakes are mindful experiences

Through it all remain mindful, at in utilizing your strengths. There is a saying, “diamonds are born under pressure.”

Al Mihrab

SuperBowl Recipe: La Taquiza Poutine

Here is another great recipe for your SuperBowl party (or any other get together) by Nyela G. from Mississauga, Canada: La Taquiza Poutine This is a twist on the classic poutine blends together the Mexican culture with a French classic. By incorporating chicken, sour cream and guacamole to the poutine, it makes a hearty entrée [Read More...]

Muslimah In Progress

Coffee, Facebook, Birds Singing, Evil Jews… Huh?

As Salaamu Alaikum and good Saturday morning all. Ah, this is the life. Sending the kids off to Islamic Saturday school with the hubby, lounging in bed with my youngest quietly occupied next to me, chilling out and checking my Facebook while idly wondering if I should bake something. Then I see something reprehensible on [Read More...]

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