What Did You Eat This Ramadan?

When your foodie family takes turns cooking iftar meals, you just got to share and inspire those also cooking up a storm this Ramadan.

A Letter To My Nephew on His Birthday

This very much still stands as this little guy turns seven today!

Ms. Hala

My Dearest Salem,

I remember coming home from Qatar to see you for the first time, holding you at the airport and having you giggle rather than cry. I just can’t even explain all the emotions that rushed through me at that moment.

I praise God every day for bringing the joy that is you into my life. As I watch you grow into the smartest, funniest and cutest human, I’m in awe. I can’t believe you are already turning five years old. Where has the time gone?

On your birthday today, I want you to know a few things…

  • You are loved beyond words.
  • Your smile is contagious, keep smiling.
  • I’m extremely proud of your awesomeness.
  • You are amazing, never doubt yourself.
  • You will achieve greatness, just put your mind to it.
  • There are no stupid questions, so ask away.
  • Kindness and respect are universal currencies to be splurged.
  • You…

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A Prayer to Start off the Holy Month of Ramadan

May God make our fasts easy, accept our supplications and strengthen our faith... may God heal the ill, protect the most vulnerable and bless all the essential and healthcare workers... may God grant one and all a rewarding and joyous Ramadan... ameen.

Picture of the Day

On this blessed Friday, I ask that God grant you and yours the faith, calm, peace and serenity to get through this uncertain and hectic chaos of our world right now.

Video of the Day

https://videopress.com/v/enfcTl8g?preloadContent=metadata Yesterday's attempt at social distancing. Yes, we have a Shelter in Place. No, it doesn't mean we lock ourselves up in our homes. Yes, many of us are working from home. No, it doesn't mean we are on vacation. Please be responsible, this isn't just about you, Felicia. #JustSaying