My first iftar!

Okay, so obviously I did not have my first iftar last night. I've been fasting for close to two decades - and I have attended plenty of iftars in my lifetime. FYI: For my non-Muslim readers, "iftar" is the name of the meal Muslims eat after breaking their fast. But last night was the first… Continue reading My first iftar!

It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

Ramadan will begin this evening and thus, tomorrow will be the first fast of this lunar year for many Muslims living in North America. I now live in the land of calculations (i.e. ISNA), so I know for a fact my first fast will be tomorrow. But whether one follows the moon- sighting or not,… Continue reading It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

I got 99 problems – and dishes are number one

Before I begin, I'd like to preface by adding that I dreamed I wrote this post. Well, actually, it was more along the lines of: I had just prayed fajr and wanted to go back to sleep; but in between that wanting-to-sleep and unfortunately-I'm-awake zone we all tussle with each morning, I started writing out… Continue reading I got 99 problems – and dishes are number one

The Richard Simmons Saga – A True Story

I am an obsessive person. And I can be an elitist about the things I love. Only very recently have I been able to publicly admit that I like the movies better than the books. You know what I'm talking about. Okay, fine. It's been a while. The real reason I read The Lord of… Continue reading The Richard Simmons Saga – A True Story

I’ll Give You a Break If You Give Me a Kit-Kat*

Ramadan is right around the corner. Since I live in Indiana now, the land of ISNA and its much-maligned calculations, I know that Ramadan will be starting for us on Monday. I hope that my family, who follows hilal (moon sighting), will see the new moon Sunday evening, so that we can begin Ramadan together… Continue reading I’ll Give You a Break If You Give Me a Kit-Kat*