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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.

From Darkness to Light

There are so many things about this talk that I like that I’m not even sure where to begin.  SubhanAllah.

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Peace, until the rising of the dawn…

I thought I would post a quick dua request here.  It is an odd night, and the 27th too.  So more people making dua is good, right?  So what do I ask for?  What if I miss something?  How can I make a quick request that covers every possible situation, need, shortcoming, or deficiency that…

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I love my kids.

Me: Khalid, in five minutes it’ll be time to turn off the computer and take a bath, ok? Khalid: InshaAllah. ___________ Me: What were you doing when you fell off the bed? Iman: I was going down to get you a present, you know? Like, an adventure crown! 😀

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Darn you, Pixar

Khalid has a hard time expressing himself, which is very common for a person with autism.  We’ve learned to keep a closer eye on him, to looks for signs of things that he may not be able to tell us.  Today, for example, when Iman started bawling and saying that Khalid bit her, I checked…

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LabbaykAllah, huma Labbayk!

HF left for Umrah this evening.  We loaded up the minivan with all three kids to drop him off at the airport, even though it was three hours past their bedtime by the time we got home again, because we wanted to give him a proper send-off and to help the kids understand where he…

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C is for colic, but I’d much rather it be for cookie

And right about now, I’d much rather have a cookie. You know what the problem with typing while hungry is?  Even words look tasty. Musfira is getting properly colicky, crying louder and longer in the past few nights than before.  The Nightly Fuss has been going on for around four weeks now, and it starts…

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Ramadan Reconcilliation

Alhamdulillah, I’m fasting. I didn’t think I would be able to, and while Day 2 of Ramadan may be a little early to announce success, I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to continue for the entire month, InshaAllah. The heat isn’t bothering me, Alhamdulillah, and neither is the hunger. Even the dehydration is mild despite…

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