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Knowing Hunger

Today, October 16, was named, by someone, somewhere, “World Hunger Day.” My Twitter feed was filled with calls to sign petitions and send messages to lawmakers. As I read various blog posts discussing the subject from different angles- though not a single one was actually written by anyone who had[…]

Learning Community

Community. A simple word with so much meaning, so many possibilities. As we continue our search for a community to move to here in the States, I find myself thinking back to different places we’ve lived since beginning our journey as a family, trying to sort out and understand what[…]

“al-Waajibaat” Free Today Only

Continuing our Ramadhaan giveaways. my first book, “al-Waajibat: The Obligatory Matters” Kindle edition is free today, July 27, 2012. No Kindle device necessary, it can be read from your computer. This is the first in a series designed to help Muslims learn more about their religion, and how they can[…]

Fasting from Alif to Yaa: A Day By Day Guide To Making The Most Of Ramadhaan

Alhamdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadhaan is almost upon us. In hopes of assisting my sisters to make this Ramadhaan one that is truly beneficial, I am teaching an online class on making the most of Ramadhaan. The class will be based upon my book with a similar title, but[…]

Telling the Story

I’ve made a commitment to commit my Yemeni Journey to paper, and try to get it published in book form, insh’Allaah. This has become a priority for a number of reasons. One is simply that my heart bleeds for my second home and its beautiful, strong people. Yemen faces so[…]

Real Hunger is No Game

I received an email from my son, Mujaahid, today. He and his family are still living in the small mountain village that we called home for three years. This village was recently subjected to a months long blockade, which I wrote about in my “From the Front”series here at Yemen[…]

By Chance or By Choice

I passed my road test last week for my driver’s license. I was relieved, and happy. I had originally gotten my license when I was sixteen, back in Wisconsin. One of the many hats my dad wore was that of driver’s education instructor, and he trained me well. I found[…]

A Link in the Chain

Last night we listened to the winners of one of the Qur’aan recitation competitions in Cairo, Egypt. Mash’Allaah, the recitation was so incredibly beautiful, it made my heart long for the Yemeni homes we left behind. I also found myself praying for my children, as well, that their hearts remain[…]