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…]

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…]

Compromise is the Key

As Ramadan approached this year, I was asked back to be a contributor to Interfaith Ramadan.  I was given several topics to address, but this was the question that I chose: Raising children in an interfaith household – compromises, difficulties, advantages etc I sat down to write my submission, but this was the piece that [Read More…]

Reader Response: My Muslim Boyfriend Broke Up with Me

Happy Monday friends!  This morning when I settled in at my computer to get some work done, I found this letter from a reader. Hey, I recently came across your website and was hoping I could get your opinion or view on some of the stuff that I have going on. My boyfriend of almost [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…]

Reader Response: I’ve found this amazing man, who happens to be Muslim

There are times that I question my reasoning for writing this blog.  I wonder if anyone reads?  I wonder if it is serving a purpose?  I wonder if I’m being vain …who do I think I am?  Who cares about my life?  Am I tempting fate by telling you about it?   Then, I received [Read More…]

Egyptian Style Ful Medames

Last Week, the My Islamic Life Page over on Facebook reached 250 likes. So, as promised – another recipe! Today, I’m thinking of something savoury and simple.  Egyptian Style Beans.  Now, I don’t know how other Egyptian families make their beans, but when my sister-in-law came to visit us, this is how she taught me [Read More…]

Basboussa Recipe – Light and Airy

I feel loved. This is the anti- basboussa recipe.  This is for the people who like their basboussa like a fluffy cake.  For the noobs. Also, for me.  I don’t like my sweets tooo-too sweet, and this version I really like.  With the inclusion of coconut it really gives it a little something extra.  Again, [Read More…]

Being Open to New Experiences; Happy Eid al Adha 2013

About a year ago, JJ told us about this little grocery store down in her neighborhood that sells beef bacon.  We were curious, but because the little grocery store is outside of our normal grocery store roundup, we never made it there until just a few weeks ago. We were out for the day wandering [Read More…]

Reader Questions: Dating an Algerian Man; My Response

Last week when I received the letter from Amy, I responded immediately because I didn’t know if she would be willing to let me share her story with you. It takes a lot to reach out to complete strangers and ask for help. Then, when she granted me permission to ask your advise, I held [Read More…]