Celebrating life one glimpse at a time


  • Eid-ul-Fitr rollercoaster

    Today is supposed to be one of the most festive times in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting – restraining when you eat and drink to daylight hours only (and yes, not even water), restraining your thoughts, your unnecessary speech and increasing your prayers, devotion, remembrance of God,… Continue reading

  • Memories of Chand Raats past

    I have not been able to write recently, much because I was flooded with a variety of emotions and I didn’t know how to coherently capture my thoughts. In addition, the schedule of work and life got me mentally and physically over-occupied, leaving me with not much mental space to write. Drowning myself in my… Continue reading

  • Angels

    Pre-dawn and dusk are the most peaceful times of the day. In one of the episodes of Yaqeen Institute’s Angels in Your Presence series (https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ02IYL5pmhF2LFN-3QxnuregEv1oKPIc), Dr. Omar Sulieman speaks so beautifully about how angels change shifts at these two times of day. There is special level of peace and serenity envisaging angels all around. Pre-dawn… Continue reading

  • Time

    What is time? Time is the continued sequence of existence and events that occurs in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future. Time is used to quantify, measure, or compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and even, sequence events. Today marks exactly four weeks of… Continue reading

  • Lipstick …

    Lipstick was the one and only makeup item that my Mom would use and you bet your bottom dollar she would not be seen outside or in front of anyone besides her immediate family without it! It was as natural to her as wearing clothing. She had a few different lipstick colors, but her favorite… Continue reading

  • The magical bottomless purse

    Memories have been running through my mind like an endless reel. So many thoughts, so many happy times spent together with my Mom that both seem like yesterday and also a lifetime ago. Funny memories are around times when she would call out for my sister, brother or I to bring her her purse. One,… Continue reading

  • Love is all around

    What is love anyway? Love can be described in so many ways by so many. For me, love is deeply rooted in respect, intense affection, compassion, forgiveness, and loyalty. True love is the combination of these, unconditionally. On a day that is a commercial celebration of romance, public displays of affection and love in many… Continue reading

  • Ability to spin straw into gold

    My mother had the unique ability to take anything ordinary and make it extraordinary. I believe this was because she was always contented with whatever she had. Because of that contentment, she was happy and put so much passion into everything she did and had – as simple as the food she cooked, relationships she… Continue reading

  • Values to carry on

    It is the eve of my return to work after bereavement leave. Islamically, three days is the mourning period observed, a time of increased devotion, receiving of visitors and condolences. However, grief and grieving have no time limit. I am trying to be compassionate with myself, having lost both my parents in a 3 month… Continue reading

  • Blessings in her smile

    I have received what seem to be hundreds of calls from family and dear friends of my mom who have consistently said some form of the same thing – ‘I will always remember her with a smile.’ What a beautiful image to have left with people after your passing. As a child, every minute detail… Continue reading

About Me

I’m an ordinary but deeply spiritual person. I try to be devoted to the many roles in life I have been blessed with. I love my tight circle of family and friends, laughing, traveling, photography, technology, pomegranates and cats.