When a writer decides to stop writing blog posts, is she still a writer? I answer the question!
If you don't know who Ali Banat is, he was an Aussie Muslim who was diagnosed with cancer. Upon getting his diagnosos he made a complete lifestyle change and began living for charity. Here is his story in his own words. This video is from 2015. ON Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018, Brother Ali passed... Continue Reading →
If you haven't had a chance to check out my video series on how to get through Ramadan as a revert to Islam, here are the first two installments. There are more to come. Stay tuned for more videos and blog posts on Ramadan from a revert's perspective. If you have any questions or subjects... Continue Reading →
Everybody should follow the ruling of their local masjid when it comes to the moon sighting, but whether you begin fasting on Wednesday or Thursday I wanted to wish you all a blessed and productive Ramadan. Remember those who are suffering all over the world, from Palestine to Oakland. Oh Allah, ease the pain of... Continue Reading →
]I want so desperately to welcome you with open arms and a joyful heart. I want to approach you with the excitement and anticipation that you deserve. But I can't. My heart is too heavy. My woes too deep. My faith too small. This year I limp towards you broken and bleeding, unsure that any... Continue Reading →
I'm going to make a very intersting statement here. Cultural appropriatino only makes sense in a Western context. The issue of who "owns" culture and cultural symbols is an interesting one. Who owns Native American regalia? The Chinese qipao? The Yuroba gele? If I, as a black woman, went to India and wore a sari... Continue Reading →
Recently one of my favorite YouTubers made a series of videos that went full on Redpill. I've been watching his videos here and there for a while now, and though I didn't always agree with his point of view, I always enjoyed watching him tackle a variety of subjects with charm, honesty, if not a... Continue Reading →
Most of you are aware that sports hijabs are a thing. Many of your favorite hijabi YouTubers, hijabi Fitstagramers, and well known Hijabi figures have been wearing them for years. Since Nike made it's first sports hijab available, it has become easy to forget that long before Nike joined the bandwagon, there were companies like... Continue Reading →
All of this month's reads are available as e-books on Amazon. Use the links bellow to get your copy and support the kind of literature you want to see more of (and be eco-friendly too). Children of Blood and Bone The Hundredth Queen Akata Witch
I don't know why I love an insurmountable challenge so very much. I am naturally self-discipline adverse. Schedules, deadlines, and daily routines are not my thing, BUT I keep taking the plunge and signing up for challenge after challenge. April is Camp Nanowrimo. If you don't know what Camp Nanowrimo is then read up HERE.... Continue Reading →
The question of what I do all day when my family is away was posed, rather innocently, by my daughter. I thought it would be fun to finally answer that question. And by fun, I mean a cinematic disaster of epic proportions. Enjoy!
In the last few days, we have been dealing with a storm in my house. The issue of dress, sex, and how people are treated came to a painful head in my house. My daughter was photographed without her knowledge as she was tucking her shirt into her pants. The photo was completely innocent, but... Continue Reading →