Tag Archive for Muslim Writer

The Unexpected Has Been Kicking My Ass… but Failing to Keep Me Down

http://blog.americanchefsupply.com/homepage-big-slide-2/ “Wow! The craziest things always happen to you, don’t they?” She shakes her head, as if I purposely run after the crazy moments that fill my life. “Yeah, SubhanAllah. I’m just always surrounded by…” I try to think of the right word to describe what I have thought were normal occurrences. “Adventure. No wonder you’re a writer. You always have… Read more →

Zaatar & Labne Time! (Aka Middle Eastern Peanut Butter Jelly Time!)

“Haneen?” My friend stares at my lunch. “Yea?” I respond between bites. “Umm, what are you eating?” The look on her face tells me she’s both intrigued and slightly worried. I look down at the pita bread wrap in my hands. The paper towel holding it together is soaked with virgin olive oil and the green stuff my friend is… Read more →

Where Are You REALLY From?

San Diego. Born and raised. Yearning to one day experience living in other areas of the world. But, seriously, where are you REALLY from? I absolutely LOATHE this question when it comes from someone who has no purpose for asking other than to justify their notion that you’re definitely not from “around here”, also known as not looking “American”. Story… Read more →

Qana’ah (Satisfaction)

Salaam everyone! I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to sort out all the thoughts that have been attacking my writer-self. I spent an over excessive amount of time worrying that these thoughts are the main reason that I haven’t been able to write anything that I considered of substance since the beginning of the new year. Needless to mention,… Read more →