Ramadan: “It Takes a Village”. A Conversation with, “For Mami’s Sake” the Podcast.

Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan Kareem! May all of your fasts, prayers and dua’a be accepted, ameen. For this post, I wanted to talk about what creating Ramadan looks like and means for me. As someone who didn’t grow up with this holiday, I really strive to make it worthwhile for my children. I want them to […]

My 2017 was Black AF. Here’s to an even Blacker 2018.

Now that the dust and excitement from Native Day of Mourning aka Thanksgiving has settled; and the hype for Christmas is in full swing. I have had time to reflect on my past year. My year has been very, very Black. And all that Blackness was just what I needed to get through the ridiculousness […]

We Need to Come Clean About Leadership in the Ummah

Let’s start this conversation one hundred percent honest. I am always wary of Imams, Sheikhs, Scholars, etc. Muslims are always shocked when I say I don’t go to a specific masjid and I don’t follow a particular scholar. But it’s the truth. In my years of being Muslim, I can name on one hand the […]

She Had to Have an Abortion, but I Won’t Let It Happen to You.

I recently read an article on The Tempest titled, “I never thought I’d have to get an abortion as a Muslim woman- until the day I did”. The article physically hurt me. Reading this poor girl’s story, was one I wasn’t prepared for. I can’t imagine what the comment section looks like on that post. […]

In the Warm Arms of Blackness: How I Found Healing at BMPC 2017

It has been about two weeks since I was in Philly for the Muslim Wellness Foundation: Black Muslim Psychology Conference. I have battled with my self as to how I wanted to write this. Do I write a love letter; thanking Sister Kameelah, and all the others who put together this conference? Do I do […]