The foundation of Love

Uncategorized Feb 13, 2018

I’m sure it's caught your eye. Everywhere I look there are reminders of Valentine’s Day all around. A day of love that is symbolized by gifts, flowers, hearts, and candy.

So what is the significance of Valentine’s Day? What feelings does it generate within you? What are we celebrating during this holiday?

To me it feels very commercialized and materialistic similar to a lot of holidays. However, when I ask myself what this holiday of love means to me. What comes to my mind is…

What does everyone want?

I believe it’s UNCONDITIONAL Love and Acceptance.

I craved this for most of my life and looked for it in all the wrong places. I looked to people, my physical appearance and achievements, both personal and professional. I searched for love and acceptance in places that caused disappointment, pain, and hurt. Internally, it felt like I was bouncing from place to place, to feel unconditionally accepted, valued, honored and dignified.

It was always fleeting.

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Heartfelt Lessons from my Hijab Evolution

Uncategorized Jan 29, 2018

In honor of World Hijab Day (WHD) on February 1st, 2018, I was inspired to share my own hijab story. A story of my evolution. The first WHD was on February 1st, 2013, in recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty and devotion to God. 

As I reflect upon my journey of my hijab and the significance it plays in my life, I am reminded of how life takes us in in many different turns and swoops us through many loops.

Examining my hijab history to date I can see how it has always been reflective of my internal relationship with God, our Creator. As I write this something just came to mind…
Part of my history was conscious and part unconscious. The unconscious, I barely remembered until now as I sit to put my reflections to writing.

There was a time when I was pressured to cover my hair. The intentions were pure, loving and caring. From a family member who felt that now was the time for me to take this step of devotion to my...

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