Purifying My Air

I have barely been blogging, but back with many more adventures. I declared this year was for me, and I have been sticking to it. Just overall prioritizing myself and tuning out all the background noise. I made a list of goals, and one was to improve all relationships across the board. I took the … More Purifying My Air

A Heavy Shadow

Everyone knows about the middle child syndrome, and I can honestly say it is true. I have a unique case because I wasn’t always the middle child. I was the youngest for the first ten years of my life, stuck in my older brother’s shadow. He was the perfect little Muslim and scholar, and he … More A Heavy Shadow

I Tried the Swirl

I am a firm believer in dating outside of your type; I decided to give the swirl a chance. A sweet white guy who converted to Islam but was raised Jewish asked me on a date. Honestly, my first instinct was to politely decline, but instead, I said yes. We went out to dinner, and … More I Tried the Swirl

I Made A New Friend

Life has a crazy way of making full-circle moments. I have spent so many years resenting a group of people based on being bullied as a child. During my years in Quranic school, I was ridiculed and belittled by my Somalian classmates for being black American. As an adult, I stay clear of anything that … More I Made A New Friend

Dating A Non-Muslim

Dating is an exhausting game and feels like a bunch of trial and error. A couple of years ago, I decided to open my dating pool to Non-Muslims. I typically date someone who knows a lot about Islam. So, there really was not a big difference. Now dating someone who knows little to nothing is … More Dating A Non-Muslim

Non-Hijabi Woes

When people see a woman in hijab, they automatically know she is Muslim. There is a level of respect for her and her faith in the Islamic community. I do miss that part of being a hijabi. I feel like being uncovered and a black Muslimah, I constantly prove or verify that I am actually … More Non-Hijabi Woes

Hajj Dreams

I recently read this book, Leo Africanus, and it was an amazing novel. While reading, it reminded me of some of my religious life goals. Honestly, I felt like I was that little hijabi, sitting in Quranic school again. The book was surprisingly a nice refresher on life lessons I learned as a child. In … More Hajj Dreams