Pursuit of Happiness : Illusion

On Monday, I stopped by my parents' house to make the Maghrib prayer. I noticed the walls are in need of repainting. My sister who was there with her three sons asked if I was good with painting. I boasted of my skills. But this got me thinking. My father is in Nigeria right now,... Continue Reading →


On Muslim woman, feminism and society

The Muslim woman has fared far better than the Muslims altogether. She has become strong, and with a tinge of oxymoron, also really, really vulnerable. Being the first area of questioning by non Muslims has made us critical of our stand with the girl child. So she has become successful in her education and career... Continue Reading →

The Independent Generation

On Sunday, I spoke with my grandma and we talked about Nigeria. She had said a few weeks ago that if she didn't have us in the U.S., she would have fled Nigeria. I laughed, the way she said it was funny. So like always, she prayed that our own children will also take care... Continue Reading →

Dear Tohib,

Tohib, Strive not to be a source of problem in people's lives. Live within yourself. Do not feel entitled at other people's lives. Do not harm them emotionally, verbally, or physically. In short, don't hurt them at all : you can do this by not poking your nose in their businesses. When unwittingly you hurt... Continue Reading →

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