Muslim Parenting

‘How we bring Islam to our kids?’, is a question all parents moving to the west ask themselves. I too, was one of the many moms, who was told in Pakistan; ‘You are moving your 3 girls to Canada? Why are you taking them away from Islam?’. Well, at that time, and now, I have always been a firm believer that religion is all about practice, and not just what you are surrounded with. The idea I want to talk about today is actually not my own, but a wonderful initiative started by a dear friend, who for the sake of this post, I willRead More →

Yay! Its Ramadan! Time to eat all the fun stuff!   As we approach the mid of this holy month, many of us have settled into the practice of celebrating at Iftar time with our South Asian Ramadan specilaties like pakoras, samosa, dahi bhalae …. yum! While these delicious items are surely a treat, eating them everyday soon leads to not just a feeling of bloating, but you will even see the pounds piling on ( oh no!) Keeping my hate-love relation with weight in mind, I decided to make some changes for the Iftar and Suhoor, leading to no weight gain, but rather aRead More →