The Patriarchy Lives in my Home

By Zainub Hussain   It is 9:53 pm. My husband is vainly trying to coax out every last bit of energy from our twenty month old baby by reading him a bedtime story in a voice that oozes both exhaustion and just the barest hint of please-shut-the-hell-up-and-go-to-SLEEP. I feel a sadistic twist of happiness. My…

Practicing a conscious Ramadan

By Nadia Cassim   Consciousness, also known by the terms enlightenment and awareness, according to Eckhart Tolle (one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers at the moment) can be achieved through Presence¹. According to Tolle, Presence is “still and alert attention in human beings’ perceptions”². By practicing Presence a human being can “sense the divine…

Exploring Paradise from a child’s imagination- A Review of Children’s Book Paradise is Oh so Nice

Review by Nadia Cassim   Book publisher, Prolance, has just released a book for children titled, Paradise is Oh so Nice by authoress Halimah Bashir. I love reviewing children’s books by Prolance simply because of the outstanding quality of books produced by talented and empowered Muslim women. The storytelling is always animated, bold and appealing…

Review- The Muslimah Writer’s Journey Summit

By Neymat Raboobee   The 4 day Muslimah Writer’s Journey Online Summit was an experience, to say the least. Packed full with the advice of twenty three different writers, editors and publishers, there’s something for everyone no matter what stage they’re at in their writing journey- whether just starting, holding a finished manuscript or already…