Tuscan Bread Soup for Ramadan

On the 4th day of Ramadan, I was the contributing writer on the AltMuslim blog for the series, Ramadan 2017 – 30 Days 30 Writers. Ramadan Prep? What Prep? ‘I Just Wing it.’ I promise I was paying attention. I knew it was coming. The weekly sermons leading up to Ramadan kept reminding us about [Read More…]

The Wudu Cling On Sale during Ramadan

To celebrate Ramadan, I’ve put The Wudu Cling on SALE. Normally 10.00 each, you can buy them now for 7.50 each or 2 for 15.00 Here are the links. Amazon: The Wudu Cling (Yellow) The Wudu Cling (Blue)  Etsy: The Cling Shop   [Read more…]

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…]

Islamic Life Hack – The Wudu Cling

When I agreed to marry Khaled and raise our future children Muslim, I didn’t understand all of the minute, tiny details of difference that would surface between my upbringing and  his. Aside from the big glaring differences, his – being brought up in a different country, his parents married from a young age and staying [Read More…]

Re-Post: The Side Entrance of Religion

This piece was published on July15 as part of The Hopscotch Hijabi’s 2015 Interfaith Ramadan Series. credit I am un-mosqued. Every mosque I’ve ever been in feels like a side entrance. It doesn’t matter if we walk through the same door as the men, or sit directly across the latticework barrier from them. To the [Read More…]

Repost: Uninvited

This post was first published on July 8th as a part of Hindtrospective’s 2015 My Mosque, My Story: A Side Entrance Ramadan If there was ever a time I felt completely at a disadvantage while parenting Muslim children, it is during Ramadan. I am so often embarrassed when we go to the Mosque during Ramadan [Read More…]

Inside an Eid Prayer Service

Last Friday was the Eid Prayer.  As you remember, we’ve been attending our little mosque’s Eid Prayer for several years and each year it the attendance keeps getting larger and larger.  Why?  Well, I think that the community likes to pray behind our Imam.  I also think that they like to pray outside.  I think [Read More…]

Ramadan – Day 10 Melatonin & Wheatgrass 

Wow!  There has been a lot going on this last 5 days.  A lot of  stuff publicly, and a lot of stuff at home.  Some that has everything to do with Ramadan, and some that has nothing to do with Ramadan other than being distracting.    You know how life gets in the way sometimes? [Read More…]

New Convert, New Wife

Last night, Khaled and I attended a lecture at The New Mosque about relationships between husband and wife. When we arrived, Khaled joined the men in the Imam’s office, and a young woman came into the lecture room with a pashmina hijab haphazardly wrapped around her head.  At first I thought she was like me, [Read More…]

Alone in the Crowd

Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend that reminded me about something that happened in the early part of the summer.  We were talking about how when your child is involved in an activity that requires you to be a spectator with all the other parents, even though you see all these parents many [Read More…]