Culture

She Roars Through The Pages

“A Lioness’s Roar” is a collection of poetry representing a marginalized voice, the voice of Fatima Faras.’ She is a budding writer who has published her first book, a collection of poetry targeted to inspire women of all cultures, worldwide and to impact the youth who struggle between maintaining their cultural background while growing up a completely different one. Let’s meet Fatima:

Humera Malik and Why she was the Different Mom

On most of our trips to the park or to story time at the library, we were the only minority family, and I was the only mom who looked “different.” At times, I could sense people staring. As an adult, I didn’t particularly enjoy that so I could only imagine how it felt for my young children, who didn’t fully understand the reason for my Islamic dress. So, when my kids started asking me about my hijab, I knew I wanted to help them see the beauty and normalcy in it, while looking past it to focus on what really matters.

The Americanistani Artist

Manal Mirza is an educated and experienced artist whose inspiration roots from her culture and upbringing, identifying herself as an “Americanistani.” She incorporates colors and patterns while sending a clear message through the various pieces. Her artwork is bright, quarky and fun, with meaningfulness. Let’s learn more about Manal:

Author Aims to Fill the Gap in Publishing

Farah Elmoudaniis a teacher, a mother and published author of “Bilal and Mr. Shells: The Miraculous Life of Isa الله عليه وسلم. She shares with us her publishing journey as well as book recommendations you can add to your summer list!

Ramadan Read: Safe Car Go Car!

This Ramadan is particularly special because we are home with our families. That means, we are encouraging our children to get creative and participate in different activities, which can also include reading! It is important to teach Islam, but understand that Islam is not just limited to the Qur’an and prayer these days. Islam is our lifestyle so other things also remind us of Allah such as Daniela Ortiz’s children’s book, “Safe Car Go Car!”

Marriage Recipe

Written by Zeneefa Zaneer An excerpt from the novel Nothing but Love One more time……

Dear God

Dear God, As I get down on my knee I hope you forgive me I…