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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.

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The only kind of counterstrike I play

One of the ways that Shaitaan tries to bring me down is to get me to use the internet for wandering into distraction versus addressing any cause of my stress, or Shaitaan-Forbid- actually making dua or something. So I use his own trick against him and use the internet to bring me closer to Allah….

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Insha’Allah

A heart so torn will bleed, and bleeding so congeals- That a darkened outer covering will block the touch that heals…

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Hello my name is: Not Dying-Yet.

So the funny thing about having unspecified myopathy is that no one says I’m dying, but no one says I’m not either.  Yes, the muscles in my body are atrophying, and yes you need muscles to do things like pump blood and breathe, but because I haven’t developed any serious heart or lung complications yet,…

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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…

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Bittersweet: A Spiritual Perspective on Special Needs Parenting

Reposted from MuslimMatters.org I’ve tried several times to begin this article and this is my third attempt. I’m supposed to be writing about special needs parenting from an Islamic/Muslim/Spiritual point of view, and the challenge is finding a balance between the bitter and the sweet. I have had some experience, my son Khalid was born…

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Drive safely, InshaAllah.

I’ve been in two car accidents in my life, and in both cases, the memory of the impact stayed in my mind for months.  Neither though, have anything on this one- Note to self- never, ever, ever, ever text and drive. SubhanAllah.  There are so many things that could go wrong- every car on the…

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Take two and call me in the morning

Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him, once said: “Faith wears out in the heart of anyone of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your heart.”  [Tabarani] I think in my case, my faith is a bit more like a pendulum.  It’s always there,…

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Broken leg. Broken heart. Same Difference.

One day, a man falls off of his horse and breaks his leg. And the man’s neighbors go, “How terrible that you should have broken your leg! Now you won’t be able to ride your horse or even walk.” And the man only says, “Allah knows best.” The next day, a conscription officer comes around…

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