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Count of Three

The siege of Damaaj has entered its fifty-fourth day. Three people were injured yesterday, one seriously. According to Shaakir McGill: “Medical Report by Dr. Ahmed Shabaam Al-Waadee’ of Dammaj hospital 155 killed (may Allah accept them as martyrs) 139 missing (may Allah accept them as martyrs and facilitate their burial[…]

Cocooning at Wide Earth

Wide Earth is all about sustainable living, family time, homeschooling, gardening, cooking- in general, in making home and community places of light, love, and learning. Alhamdulillah, we are back to homeschooling most of the children after a brief sojourn into the land of outside schooling. With the coming of Autumn,[…]

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[…]

Following Truth

People often ask us why we moved to Yemen over ten years ago now. The answer was simple. Having found the truth, we wanted to follow it, and in order to follow it, we had to gain knowledge. Yemen, with its many strong scholars and teachers and its low cost[…]

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[…]