MashaAllah, Musfira.

So MashaAllah, Musfira is getting taller, cheekier, and slightly wiser every day. Β She has taken to gently correcting me and educating me throughout my day, sharing the wisdom of her many years – all three and a half of them – and the result is so adorably awesome that I almost hate disagreeing with her.

We prefer our gween the-matoes fried, actually.
We prefer our gween the-matoes fried, actually.

We went grocery shopping the other day, Musfira shared this timeless gardening tip:

Musfira: Momma, did you know, when the matoes are gween that means they not wipe.

Momma: That’s right, very good!

Musfira: And whena cucumbuzz ah owange, that means they cawwots.

If we're worshipping furniture then this must be the world's holiest ottoman.
If we’re worshipping furniture then this must be the world’s holiest ottoman.

And while standing for prayer, Musfira turned my prayer rug to a different qibla.

Musfira: Here Momma, this izza wight way.

Me: Sweetheart, qibla is this way.

Musfira: You need to pway to the sofa, Momma.

Me: We actually pray toward the Ka’ba dear, in Makkah?

Musfira: Do we? Hmm!

She’s shared lots of wisdom, but half I’ve forgotten and the half has been unprintable as it is usually shared on the toilet, and is usually shared in relation to her bottom. (Apparently your bottom is a pretty funny place when you’re three and a half.)

That’s it for now, I’ve been taking anti-inflammatory meds for my arthritis for three months now, and have been feeling much better overall. Β I’ll try to update more often, InshaAllah. πŸ™‚


Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on

  1. Ilm

    Yay! Finally, an update! πŸ˜€ Although I don’t know you and can’t relate to you, except for the fact that you’re a sister in Islam, I have grown to love you, your family, and your amazing humor mashaAllah and I always look forward to your updates.

    Btw, Musfira such a cutie!! Can I eat her? πŸ˜›

    Take care <3

  2. Aasiyah's Mum

    Allahuma Barrak Laha πŸ™‚ sister Abez I have been reading your blog for a couple of years now and more sonce becoming a mum. JazakAllahu khairon for updating even when its hard, I really get a lot out of your posts. I’m way too closed to write my own but I love Muslimah mum/sister blogs. BarrakAllahu Feeki <3

  3. crayon

    hahahahaha! “when cucumbers are green that means they’re carrots” Ma’shaa Allah, gotta love Musfira (((hugs))) to you and bachay xxxx

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