This Weekend’s Featured author on AltMuslim

  When I started writing this blog, it was with the hopes that it would be a touchstone for people like me, searching for a source of support in this wonderful, exciting, challenging and often lonely journey of being in an interfaith relationship with a Muslim spouse. A source of comfort and a place for [Read More…]

Proof of God; Defining Moments

It seems to me that the 2016 election will be one of those defining moments in history, much like Pearl Harbor, or 9/11 or Rabaa. There will be the time before…and the aftermath. The United States will be forever changed. The world as we know it will be forever changed. Our children and grandchildren will [Read More…]

Comfort Food for Stressful Days

Mom? Can you make Baba’s Red Sauce? The month of December is a stressful time of the year for most people. If you are shopping for Christmas, you are worried about having gifts for all of your loved ones, how much money you are spending and if your packages will arrive on time. If you [Read More…]

From Egypt to the Midwest

If you are a long time reader, you will know that I write sporadically. It just happens when something hits me the right (or wrong) way. Sometimes it happens when my life is particularly Islamically heavy in nature, like during Ramadan. Tuesday was a normal, every other day in my home. Crazy busy, chores, work, [Read More…]

Missing Egypt

Back when I was dating Khaled, traveling to Egypt and the Middle East wasn’t on my radar.  I was super excited that I had already travelled to Europe and wanted to plan on doing it again.  I love traveling to Europe and want to go as often as possible. Then we became engaged, all of [Read More…]

The Year of Mourning, Remembering Maged

One year ago today started the year of mourning.  In Islam, we are permitted 3 days of mourning outwardly.  Privately, the mourning never ends. An Egyptian doctor who was shot and killed by security forces while volunteering at a field hospital during the Aug. 14 massacre in Cairo was remembered as a quiet hero by [Read More…]

Most Excellent Wife

Last weekend, we ended up at that market in the city where we buy our beef bacon. Each time we go, Khaled ends up finding some sort of adventurous food item to introduce to the children. The first time we went, he brought home rabbit. Last weekend, he brought home bone slices. I can’t remember [Read More…]

Timeline

13 Days Ago Took Kate and Pea for Eid Manicures Collected final Eid gifts 12 Days Ago Attended Eid Prayers at The Sultan Club Packed the car Left for Eid Vacation 8 Days Ago Return Home 7 Days Ago Vacation Hangover Unpacking 6 Days Ago My Brother-in-Law was Murdered at Rabaa Square. Up until I [Read More…]