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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.


A conversation with you, dear Internet

  Me: Hey Internet, guess what! You: What? Me: I got my disabled parking spot approved the other day, hooray! You: Congratulations…? Wait, why do you need a disabled parking spot? Me: Oh. Well, I kinda omitted this from my blog for the past few years, but the muscles in my body are atrophying for…

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This made me feel better today

The Prophet ﷺ was asked, “O Messenger of Allāh, which of the people are the most sorely tested?” He said: “The Prophets, then those similar, then those similar. A man will be tested in accordance with his level of faith. If his faith is strong, he will be tested more severely, and if his faith is…

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Take THAT racial inferiority complex, HA!

A few days ago, Iman was sitting at the dining table next to me coloring when she put down her crayons and pouted. “Momma, which crayon is my skin? It’s not this one,” she said, holding up the Caucasian “skin-tone” crayon. “And it’s not this one,” she said, holding up the brown crayon. “Which crayon is my skin?”…

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How to melt momma with happiness

Khalid: Momma, what does the word “hang out” mean? Me: To hang out? That means to spend time together talking and enjoying someone’s company. Khalid: Okay, right. Can we hang out? Me: I’d love to. 🙂 Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah.



Two cows are standing in a field.  One turns to the other and says, “Hey, aren’t you worried about that whole mad cow disease thing?” “Why should I?” the other cow replies, “I’m a helicopter.”  


The Gardener’s Submission

Allah gave me stones and built me a foundation, I thought I was a tower so I started building high…


Sometimes I wonder how much longer that I -writer, doodler, talker, teacher, dreamer- will be able to continue working as a director.  Managing people, services, cashflow, and strategy- these all rub against my Muslim-hippie nature like a hair shirt. But since I don’t have a choice, the only thing I can do is suck it up,…

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And I quote

Khalid: Momma, when I die…? Me: (putting my drink down slowly) Yes Khalid? Khalid: And my body goes into the earth…? Me: Yes? Khalid: Will people remove my fossils and put them in a museum? Me: No dear, they won’t. Khalid: Why not? Me: Because you’re not a dinosaur dear. _____ Iman: (is looking through…

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