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Asalaamalaikum everyone!   Hope your summer is going well. I know this hasn’t been the best summer we’ve ever experienced with the Coronavirus and whatnot. I personally have been trying to keep myself busy with a side project, studying for my classes, and, of course, parenting. Even  so, it has been a very boring and…

That one time I was almost kicked out of a mosque

Okay guys, I got a story for you. Now, y’all probably know by this point that I LOVE Bahrain. I like that it’s just small and comfortable. You’re never far from the sea. It’s just comfortable, honestly. The malls are nice, the food is delicious, the people are pleasant… I could go on and on….

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During this pandemic, I have been staying home literally all the time. I haven’t been to work since December since I had maternity leave. After my maternity leave, I didn’t return to work because of the COVID outbreak. I’m basically a stay at home mom these days.  With that being said, I have more time…

100 Days in Appalachia plus Eid

Salaam everyone! I hope you had a fantastic Eid.  My husband had to work on the first day of Eid, so we delayed our family Eid dinner. One thing we weren’t able to delay, however, was opening gifts. The girls woke up when daddy came home from work and were so excited that we opened…

Ramadan Activity Kit

  If you read my blog regularly, you probably already know about some of the books I bought for my daughter this Ramadan. Those books, however, pale in comparison to the Ramadan activity kit I ordered, which is pretty much the holy grail of Ramadan entertainment for children. I ordered an activity kit from the company…

Ramadan Reads

Asalaamalaikum everyone!   I hope you are having a great Ramadan thus far. I wanted to drop a quick line to share some of my favorite Ramadan related books for children. The  first one is called Ramadan (Celebrate the World). It has some of the most gorgeous illustrations I have seen! It also does a…

Emptiness

Today I don’t have much to say honestly.  There isn’t a lot going on due to COVID. I recently went to an secret funeral for a friends sister, so that’s that. We all live in the same housing complex so it was easy to sneak over and give my condolences. She’s shattered, even more so…

Umrah

One thing that shocks most people when they find out that I have lived in Saudi Arabia for 4 years is that I hadn’t made Umrah. Most people make that their number one priority when they arrive here. And while it was definitely a priority of mine, I just never felt the timing was right….

What no one tells you about being an expat

When I was still new a co-worker invited me to an event under the notion that I wasn’t Muslim. As soon as she realized I was Muslim she basically gave me the ultimatum of taking my hijab off (not that eloquently- she told me to ask my husband if I could take it off, as if its his decision) or not coming at all. Clearly I chose the latter.

Marriage Mayhem

Saturday evening  I took an overpriced taxi to the airport so I could head to Riyadh. The man working at the counter recognized who I was  while I was wearing a niqab before even checking my ID, which was a neat experience. In reality he probably only reconized me because I don’t speak a single…

Motawhatever

This is part two of a two part post detailing my weekend in Riyadh. If  you want to read part one click here.  As soon as I saw them, I immediately recognized them as motawah. They have long beards, short dishdashas, and the face of a bastard with an angry snarl that never quite goes away….