August 2, 2010

  So, since my last major post last week, quite a few things have happened.  First, we were graciously featured by my long-time friend, Magda on her parenting blog AskMoxie.  Magda and I have known each other since waaaay back when, and she’s been a mentoring guide in the startup of My Islamic Life.  So, *hugs* Magda!    A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I stopped off at the local library to pick up Nurture Shock and another book that… Read more

July 30, 2010

Today is Friday, and it’s the day of Jummah prayer.  I was reading this morning and I came across this section in the book where the author explains what the call to prayer means.  Then I remembered explaining this same thing to my mom last week when I took her to prayer.  Before I get the pancakes made, I wanted to share this with you. Allahu Akbar! (God is most great.) Allahu Akbar! (God is most great.) Ash-haduan la illaha il-Allah!… Read more

July 27, 2010

Yesterday, I was listening to one of the many podcasts I subscribe, when one of the contributors had this to say: “Secrecy, is isolating.  What if you couldn’t find anybody to talk with or good resources to explore, before taking the jump?”  Now, the podcast was on a completely different topic, but this statement resounded with me.  What if you had someone in a relationship like yours that you could have talked to before getting married? I remember after getting… Read more

July 21, 2010

I went through the comment settings and fixed it so you don’t have to log a name and email every time you want to say something. It would still be good to know who you are, so make sure you sign your name.  I still have to approve them all, because I don’t really want hate mail or spam.  That’s not why we are here, and I don’t want you to have to read that. Salam Read more

July 20, 2010

So last week, Sunday, Khaled and I were looking through the grocery ads and I found cabbage as the loss leader for the week.  To me, cabbage in the winter means corned beef and cabbage, and summer means hobo dinner and mashi!  Maybe it’s spelled Mahshi.  I’m not sure, but for those of you who don’t know Mashi, if you are married to an Egyptian, you’ve had it at sometime at some relative’s house.  If you had Mashi Cromb it was vegetarian… Read more

July 16, 2010

Exploring identity on PhD in Parenting. 32 My Islamic Life July 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm As the mother of two Muslim daughters, I can remember the first time each one decided to wear their Hijab out in public. The older one decided that she just wanted to continue to wear hers after we had left the Mosque. The younger one wanted to wear one to school. DD#1 took hers off after we had walked around Target for a while… Read more

July 15, 2010

  Well, it took me a little over a week to finish this book, only because I’m currently reading two others (Nurture Shock and Skybreaker), running Camp Mommy (tm. Manic Mommies) and participating in the rest of my life.  LOL.  Here’s the review!     The Islamic Year: Surahs, Stories and Celebrations was written by Noorah Al-Gailani and Chris Smith.  Noorah is an Iraqi Muslim who has been a religion teacher and at publication, was a curator of a religious museum in London.  Upon doing… Read more

July 7, 2010

Yesterday I went to the library to pick up a copy of Nurture Shock, a book investigating parenting that has been part of a book discussion on AskMoxie.  I was sucked into the discussion because one of the chapters talks about discussing race with your child.  I am always looking for ways to better my parenting skillz, and to make the growing years less painful and traumatic for my posse.  So, a few shelves away, I saw the religious selection… Read more

July 2, 2010

Did not go as planned.  Surprised?  Not really.  The posse and I met with good friends for lunch at the park and next thing you know, it was 4 hours later.  🙂 That’s what happens when I’ve not seen my GF in 6 months!  We made our way back to the house where all the children continued to play…and we still were yakkiing away.  Khaled suggested they all stay for dinner – which was A W E S O M… Read more

July 1, 2010

In the interest of consuming the most healthful foods, buying less processed foods that we can make ourselves and saving a little money, we have been making our own soymilk.  It’s a fairly easy process, and since there are only 2 of us that drink soymilk in the family, one batch lasts 3 weeks.  The byproduct is called Okara, which we have been using, in combination with chickpeas to make Ta’amaia (Filafel).  Now, I know that using chickpeas isn’t Egyptian…. Read more

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