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Making Connections

The night is cold, rain pelting against the small windows, filling strategically placed pots to overflowing, candlelight flickering and dancing against whitewashed walls worn to gray. I sit wrapped in the blanket my husband bought me the second day we were in Yemen,  listening to the symphony of water, light[…]

Second Time Around

Our family has always been very conscious of how everything we do affects the environment- not just our immediate surroundings, but the world environment as well. The children don’t necessarily know the “Reduce Reuse Recycle” mantra, but they do understand the principles and practice these in their everyday lives. The[…]

What We Leave Behind

Waiting. Perfecting patience. Setting goals and working towards them one baby step at a time. Looking forward, keeping trust in Allaah. These have made up the last two months, months in which we are in a limbo between homes, out of one, but not yet in another. Walking the bridge,[…]

Between One Breath and the Next

Once again I find myself in the position of marking time, holding space, suspended between one breath and the next. It’s a lesson I learned long ago, the art of waiting, living on the inhale, knowing the exhale is sure to come. Eau Claire, Wisconsin: My marriage arranged, I’ve said[…]

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[…]

Giveaway: Free Copy of “Fasting from Alif to Yaa”

Alhamdulillah, we are happy to announce that Taalib al-Ilm Educational Resources will be giving away a softcover copy of my book, “Fasting from Alif to Yaa” to readers of Yemen Journey. Insh’Allaah, enter as often as you like.   a Rafflecopter giveaway