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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[…]

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

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[…]

Blessed Night

Last night the moon rose large and luminous over the pine trees behind the neighbor’s house. Always beautiful, whether showing a sliver of bare shoulder above a gown of star speckled black or staring down at us, full-figured and lovely, proudly flaunting the rich curving body of night. Body of[…]

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[…]

Entwined

There is a time of day, between waking and sleeping, between dream and reality, between one breath and the next, when I feel Yemen as close as my own heart’s blood. The years we spent in the mountains there, breathing ancient air, walking ancient paths, clasping the past and present[…]