Monday, May 30, 2011
The other day at Walmart I saw two new interesting books. One is The Midwife's Confession and the other is The Midwife of Venice. These might be right up my pregnant readers' alley and mothers too. Anyone read these? You might also like The Birthhouse which is set in Canada which I've read and loved especially for its historical references and explanation of how doctors took over the practice of attending births from midwives. Nowadays it seems to be going the other way. While you're at it,why not follow a muslim midwife's blog here.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I want to give a big fat thank you or jazakullah khair to my daughter handmade beginnings for revamping my blog! I'm clueless about html but I did have some ideas about what design I wanted. Insha Allah even more can be added. I love the new look; its fresh, inviting and more readable. What do you think? Did you check out the new book club button? She has totally organized all my book picks along with reviews. I love ya awesome daughter!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
December's book club pick is one I came across by accident but it sounds really interesting and I think you would all enjoy it. Has anyone read it? So that completed the reading list for 2011. Happy reading!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Has anyone read the book choice for May; Islam and the Discovery of Freedom? I have not yet myself but intend to soon insha Allah. Also just reminding everyone that the choice for June is Of Hockey and Hijab. If you would like to request anything please let me know. August's book choice and November's were chosen due to reader input.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Its getting hot out there! Have you opened your pool yet? Are you planning a trip to your local pool or theme park? Canada's Wonderland is opening up their water park in June. Don't get caught without your new Veilkini bathing suit from Alsharifa. Use the code shoe10 to save 10%. Read the review here.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Has anyone else noticed that the G word had become the new F word? No one says the G word anymore. What is the G word? God. I noticed this a few years ago with all the shows taking it out. When someone sneezes, they say, Bless You. Whoops...who is doing the blessing? Thank God and God willing seem to have disappeared too.And in public, do you even dare to say it anymore? With 16% of Canadians being atheist, people are beginning to eliminate the word for fear of offending anyone. I said thank God the other day and the couple I was talking to looked so startled. But when I said God willing to a man with a cross, he didn't blink an eye. In Islam there are a ton of expressions with the word God (Allah) in them which I don't use when out and about, but if I did, I can just imagine people's shock! With churches closing all over the place, one wonders if the word God will become obsolete. Will muslims begin a revival I wonder, or will the longing to fit in overtake the need to mention our creator?
Saturday, May 14, 2011
This is a little overdue. This was last month's book choice. I really was inspired by this book and could relate in a lot of parts. For example she comes from a big family and tells about its hardships. I can feel her pain as a mother to a large family who has gone through tough times in the past and never has as much as wealthier people. This book is about one women's journey and how calamity, whatever it may be in our personal lives can change us for the better. Sometimes when we suffer it opens up our hearts and minds to other's suffering. This book focuses on two of her main problems; first the islamophobic attack she experiences and then her reaction to it which was her extreme allergies. In this book she grows so much and becomes a much better person and a better muslim. This book will also make you empathise with the muslims who are going through allergic reactions and avoiding them through so many avenues ie bringing thier own food everywhere. I used to always think it was only non-muslims who had allergies since I had never come across any muslims with them but reading one Muslimah's blog about her son's allergies and reading this book and finding out that my quran teacher's daughter has peanut allergies really opened my eyes. Read this book if you want to take lemons and make them into lemonade. Couldn't we all use a little sweetness in our lives?
Friday, May 13, 2011
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Just a reminder that for this month the choice is Islam and the Discovery of Freedom.