Eid Mubarak, a Bedouin Joke, conversation with my son…

Al-hamdulilah I have a very happy tummy and I think I have no requirement now to eat goat meat for at least another month….

My husband told me the following joke ages ago. I am generally rubbish at joke telling and remembering, but this one stuck in my head…

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The sounds of village life

From the start I didn’t like the village. I resented its small town mentality, and the loss of wide open views that the open desert offers …

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First trip to the sea

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. I don’t remember the first time I went to the sea. My parents and I travelled a lot when I was little and I don’t think they would remember that first moment either. In the summer we went on a little family outing to the seaside, and Insha’Allah I will not forget it. […]

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I’ll NEVER ….

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. One of the things I have learned in this life is never say NEVER. For a surety one is not in that much control of ones own destiny and if you say it, perhaps Allah (swt) will deem it necessary to remind you of that fact. I learned this lesson before I became […]

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Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem If I am honest becoming a parent was a bit of a shock. You are catapulted into reality, previously having held such opinions as “all he needs are some boundaries” and “when I am a mother I will never do A or I will always do B”. Fed by the fantasy “my child will […]

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