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Yemeni Journey

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[…]

Unexpected Grace: New Post at One Woman’s Day

As Muslims, we don’t celebrate birthdays- no cakes, presents, parties. But that doesn’t mean that the birth of each child isn’t special. On the contrary, I remember the day (or night, more often than not) that each of my eight children were born, and thank Allaah always for the gift[…]

Superstar Blogger Award

Alhamdulillah, just a short post to let you all know that Yemeni Journey won Storycircle Network’s Superstar Blogger Award! Insh’Allaah I will be adding a Superstar Blogger badge to my page soon. Without the encouragement and support from the women at Storycircle, Allaah knows best if I would have begun[…]

Lessons at Dawn

Early morning, the time of the Fajr prayer, is one of my favorite times of day. This has been the case no matter where I’ve lived- in windy Wisconsin winters with snow tinted pink with the sun’s first rays, or in the foothills of the Rockies, where the mountains clasped[…]

Torch

With Eid al-Adha, the Eid of the Sacrifice, approaching, women are cleaning their houses from top to bottom. Men are painting windowsills and doors, and making sure their cars and motorcycles look their best. The shops are crowded with people buying new outfits for themselves and their children for the[…]

Global Parenting Post at Little Pickle Press

Do you live in a box? If you don’t, you might want to check out my latest guest post at Little Pickle Press, on Global Parenting: http://blog.littlepicklepress.com/2011/10/globel-homeschooler-meet-khadijah.html Make sure and comment, we’d like to hear what you have to say about this important subject.