Left my heart in San Francisco

And my camera in Oman!  Noooooooooooooooo! Alhamdulillah ála kulli haal.  Praise be to Allah in all circumstances. 🙂 Ok, so I have interesting stories but no pictures, and on top of that, I have a week of office work pending.  So let me take care of some emails before they burn a hole in my…

Hey, Oman has Internets!

So, Khalid and Iman’s first road trip was interesting- we carefully and gently took them from their beds at five in the morning, hoping to deposit them, still asleep, into their car seats.  Well, we hoped.  In actuality, Khalid and Iman were both so excited to be in the van and on the road that…

Bingley bingley beep

So we’re leaving in the morning for a road trip to visit HF’s family in Oman, and my phone doesn’t work there, and chances are internets may be in short supply.  So leave a message after the beep.  And maybe we’ll be back by Tuesday.  With some pictures. Beep!

SubhanAllah!

I realize that I may already have a few posts titled SubhanAllah or Alhamdulillah or maybe even Astaghfirullah, but sometimes praising God is the only way to do justice to how I feel.  Khalid and I have had our first conversation, a conversation being an exchange of words.  Previously, he has used a word or…

A Judgment about Judgments

Hebah Amhad recently posted a very honest, and very insightful article on MM about fighting down the nafs when it comes to how we see other Muslims. “She is not wearing hijab, tsk! tsk!” “He is laughing with that woman who is most certainly not his wife or family member, shame!” “How can she possibly show…

A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind man…

Sometimes old memories pop into your head out of the blue, and they’ve been so deeply buried that remembering them is almost like experiencing them again for the first time.   Banana Anne recently posted on her experience as a new hijabi, and one bizarre incident that happened to me nearly ten years ago came…

My little hero, MashaAllah

Some children are bad at taking turns, but my kids are good at it for all the wrong reasons.  When Iman is getting an involuntary manicure, she’ll plead “Khalid’s turn!  Khalid’s turn!”  And when it really is Khalid’s turn, he’ll do the same.  “Iman’s turn!  Iman’s turn!” To say it’s the other sibling’s turn is…

They don’t make bubbles that big :p

Doc: So, how’s your knee feeling? Me: Alhamdulillah, pretty good!  It’s not yellow anymore, and it’s not creaking or grinding. Doc: (Throwing his hands in the air) Thank God!  Now stop getting into car accidents!  Or we’ll have to install a bubble around you or something. Me: InshaAllah.

Random Rubiyaat

Fight the world if you have to Even yourself if you must Forgiveness is for the forgiving And mercy is owed to the just. *** (Bi Iznillah) How can I fault the world For the turmoil that’s within it? It’s all of what He said And none of what He didn’t.