Abez sez Assalamualaikum!

Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.


And I quote:

HF, Iman and I are en route to Abu Dhabi for an appointment with my Orthopedic surgeon.  We take the exit ramp for a gas station and…

Iman: I want special full please.

HF and I have a good chuckle.

Me: Ok sweetie, let’s go inside and get you a drink.

We go inside and stand in line at the cafeteria.

Cashier: Yes Ma’am?

Iman, from two feet below the level of the counter: Special full please!


We’re sitting at the dining table having dinner and Khalid suddenly jumps down from his chair, rushes to the front door, opens it and sticks his head outside…

Khalid: Oh, iss dark! I need an umbrella!


Banging urgently on the bathroom door, which I am on the other side of:

Iman: Momma!  Momma!

Me: Yes Iman?

Iman: Have you seen my toes?

Me: I think they’re at the end of your feet.

Iman.  Oh. -pause-  Ok!


Khalid is reading a book of old nursery rhymes, and comes across The Lion and The Unicorn:

Khalid: Oh, the lion is ow! The lion is hurt! The lion is go to the doctor!

Me: The doctor for animals is called the vet.  The lion needs to go to the vet.

Khalid: No, the lion is go to the pharmacy.


Iman is feeding grass to a cow at the Bahiya Kids Park & Zoo, and gets slightly nibbled in the process.

Iman: Ow!  Bad cow!  Time out! No biting!


A car cuts in front of us as we’re driving on the highway, and HF honks the horn:

Iman: SubhanAllah!

Khalid: Bad car!

Iman: Time out!


As usual, Khalid gets to go into the Ikea play area, and Iman stands beneath the 95 cm mark on the wall, aspiring one day to reach it.

Attendant: I’m sorry, but you’re too small.

Me: I’m sorry Iman, InshaAllah when you’re a little bit bigger you can go inside too.

Iman raises her hands.

Iman: Oh Allah, please make Iman bigger.  Ameen.


Khalid wanders through my peripheral vision with something in his hands:

Khalid: Oh, iss hungry!

I’m working on my computer and take little notice.

Khalid: Oh, it’s eating!

Still no blips on the momma-radar.

Khalid: Eating curtains!  Scissors is hungry! Om om om!

And suddenly he has my full attention

Abez • March 11, 2011

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  1. bajidc March 12, 2011 - 1:21 AM

    love it. esp “Oh Allah, please make Iman bigger. Ameen.” ap well knows the heart-break of being too short for smaland.

  2. HijabiMommy March 12, 2011 - 4:56 AM

    LOL!!! One of my favorite posts yet! So cute Masha’allah!!! Children are the funniest creatures on God’s green earth!

  3. bintulislam March 12, 2011 - 7:17 AM

    Aaaaaahhahhahahhaha 😀 😀 😀

    I wonder what would have happened if anyone of the kidos had done this here in khi – the scissors feeding part.

  4. Hemlock March 12, 2011 - 10:48 AM

    I was kinda sad yesterday and was thinking about what woul cheer me up. First on the list was a hug from meeman…

  5. Stayingcolors March 12, 2011 - 8:29 PM

    Wowzers! 😀 Masha Allah Tabarak Allah! They are topping The Incredibly Adorable chart, no doubt!

  6. zari March 13, 2011 - 7:56 AM

    timeout! 😀 😀 your kids are so cute masha’allah 🙂

  7. Mona March 13, 2011 - 10:13 PM

    hahahaha. i loved this post!

  8. Saira March 14, 2011 - 10:50 PM

    Awwwww adorable and so funny mashaAllah 😀

    You’re blessed!

    The toes one really cracked me up!

  9. crayon March 15, 2011 - 2:37 AM

    …the ‘toes’ one is great, but my fav is the ‘hungry scissors’ lols 🙂

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