The Muslimommy website promotes motherhood as an honor and not a burden. The Ideal mom isn’t a “supermom” but a mom who follows in the footsteps of the great women in Islam – Khadija, Asiya, Maryam and Aisha (may Allah be pleased with them). We are reminded in The Holy Quran;
“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.” (Quran S9:V51)
Being a parent is life changing, challenging, and at times overwhelming. The key is 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.” (Quran S94:V5)
As moms, we should continually strive towards patience, perseverance and prayer, and develop a love for Allah SWT and the Prophet SAW so we can find sakina (tranquility) in our hearts. Allah says;
“Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace. (S13:V28)
The Muslimommy website is one of the 1st Muslim mom websites that began in 2011. Many years later it is still one of the most visited site for the parents of today to find support and simple tips on spirituality, life, marriage, kids, self-care, and education. 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.
About the Author
Zakkiya – Founder, Editor, Author, and Designer
Mommy of 6. I thank God Almighty for His endless mercy and infinite bounties as I spend each day with my loved ones. My ambition to play a positive role in society and my interest in the psyche of human behavior led me to major in psychology, sociology and information technology. My love for children and marveling in their thirst for knowledge also drove me into the teaching profession. As a hobby, I enjoy professional organizing and completed an interior decorating diploma.
For over 6 years I tutored and homeschooled my children. Alhumdulillah 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 coaching, 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. 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 days are tiring and nights are tough. So hang in there mom, the sacrifice is well worth it!
You can follow me in my daily life on Instagram. See you there inshAllah!
Questions I’ve been asked about myself
What are your likes?
My simple joys are early mornings, reading and writing, a hot cup of coffee or tea, and no surprise – chocolate! Enjoying the latest technology, Islamic nasheed, and sharing humor and laughter with family and friends keeps me young at heart. I love purity and piety – as it is rare and precious virtues to uphold in a morally declining society. 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 arguing with ignorant and intolerant people, because it causes turmoil 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, my beautiful six children who have toughened me up, 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 kindness. 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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