Muslimommy promotes parenthood as an honor and not a burden. Our Ideal is not to be a ‘supermom,’ but to follow in the footsteps of the GREAT WOMEN IN ISLAM. We are reminded in The Holy Quran that:
“Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us. He is our Protector and on Allah let the believers put their trust.” (S9:V51)
Being a parent is life changing and challenging, even at times overwhelming. We need to find the balance between WHAT IS MANAGEABLE AND WHAT IS EXPECTED and remember Allah’s promise:
“So verily, with every hardship, there is ease.” (S94:V5)
We should continually strive towards PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE, AND PRAYER and steer our children to develop a deep love for Allah (SWT) and our Prophet (SAW) so we can settle our hearts. Allah says:
Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace. (S13:V28)
The Muslimommy website is intended to be a place for the parents of today and the parents of tomorrow Inshallah to find solace and simple tips on spirituality, life, marriage, kids and education, with a little humor along the way. Muslimommy has been featured in Aaila Muslim Family Magazine, Productive Muslim, Voice of the Cape Radio Station, and was voted in Grandma Jeddah’s 25 Best Parenting Websites Alhumdulillah. Please read our disclaimer at the end of this post.
ZAKKIYA – Founder, Editor, Author, and Designer
Mommy of six. I thank God Almighty for His Mercy and Bounty and praise Him for each day I spend with my loved ones.
My ambition to play a positive role in society led me to study psychology, sociology and information technology. I became an elementary teacher, because of my love for children and seeing their thirst for knowledge. I also enjoy professional organizing, which led me towards studies in interior decorating.
For six-plus years I homeschooled my children, but as most of them grow into tweens and teens and head towards different educational paths, it seemed best to return to schooling outside our home. I was on a temporarily blogging break mid-2016 when I went back to working full time as an elementary teacher. Alhumdulillah I have resumed Muslimommy in 2017 and will once again offer mentoring, ebooks and digital content for busy moms.
Running the Muslimommy website since 2011 has been one of my most fulfilling experiences, and I thank you for being loyal readers and subscribers. Being a mother is such an honor, because of the ample reward it brings, it is a trust we should take seriously for the sake of our Lord.
Alhumdulillah my days are filled with the ups and downs of being a working mom with a large family, but I always remember how rewarding it can be when the days are tiring and the nights are tough. Hang in there mom; it is worth the sacrifice!
Some Questions I’ve been asked…
What are your likes?
My simple joys are early mornings, reading and writing, hot cups of coffee and tea, and no surprise – chocolate! Enjoying the latest technology, Islamic Nasheed, sharing humor and laughter with family and friends, is what keeps me young at heart. I love purity and piety – as it is such rare and precious virtues to uphold in a morally declining society, and I embrace a quest for wholesomeness and spiritual upliftment.
What are your dislikes?
If I had to think of two things, it would be politics and cooking! But on a deeper level, my heart breaks over child abuse – because it wrongs the innocent, and immorality – because it causes the destruction of family and society. I also dislike to banter with ignorant and intolerant people, because it causes misunderstandings and disunity.
How do you do it?
I get asked that question a lot! And that is one of the reasons I founded Muslimommy, so you can read more about that on my website. It is a tough challenge trying to juggle a busy life and run a site, but I believe the need to help others should overtake our busy lives, and I wanted to make time for my fellow sisters by paying it forward. Also, I truly believe that when you put your trust in God, He helps you every step of the way.
My website’s name is who I am, a Muslim mommy, not ideal in any way, but trying to be a devoted servant of God. I ask that He accept my efforts as pure and spare my words from error and ignorance.
Who is your motivation?
My beloved hubby for supporting me in my humble attempts, and my late family who I miss every single day. I pray that any good that comes from my site be the tree I plant in honor of them. My late father who inspired me to write, my late mother who inspired me to read, and my late brother who inspired me to understand the true meaning of a kind heart. May Allah Grant them Jannat-ul-firdous, ameen.
You can learn more about my thoughts on motherhood and some other bio on my audio interview recorded in January 2014 by Mishka Daries of Voice of the Cape Radio Station at the link below.
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