It’s a wrap


It’s that time of the year… where everyone seems to look back and think about resolutions made at the dawn of 2019…

It seems like yesterday that I wrote a post on What a year it’s been! and here I am 12 months later…

This post is actually “Take2” of “It’s a wrap! Take 1 alas, I forgot to save 😔


The Need of the Hour


At this tragic time enveloping my beautiful isle – we’ve all been reduced to “keyboard warriors“.

Google describes a keyboard warrior as:

 “A person who behaves aggressively and/or in an inflammatory manner in online text-based discussion media

I dislike the term aggressively or in an inflammatory manner! There’s no need for aggression and ignition of any sort!

Instead, to me a keyboard warrior is someone who resorts to expressing their feelings and opinions using words as a tool – no need to rebuke or ignite!

It’s peace all the way 😊

Eeman Booster – III

geography, Ramblings, Travels

And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said, “My Lord! Show me how You give life to the dead.” He (Allah) said: “Do you not believe?” He [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: “Yes (I believe), but to be stronger in Faith.” ….

(Surah Baqarah : Verse 260)

Certainly we believe in Him who created us and all that exists. But occasionally witnessing the marvels of His creations, their synchrony, their might and power gives us that eeman boosting moment where, as Prophet Abraham said it enables us to be stronger in faith and affirm our faith in He who created us and all that exists.

#TBT to Motherhood

Parenting, Poetry

New mum –

I was one once!

I realize the excitement, the ardor, the need for the “best”.

The best of everything that we can possibly give them and surround them with.

A post which made me go down memory lane- 13 years down memory lane.

Alhamdulillah for those souls that give us both joy and drive us insane. 🙂

Eeman Boosters- 1

geography, Knowledge, Ramblings

As Muslims we believe that everything happens according to Allah’s plan and will. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that my teaching Geography would have a relation/ connection on my faith to the Almighty.

I never thought that it could increase my Eeman

I never thought that I would appreciate this faith so much

I never imagined that it could lead me to affirming my Rabb’s Lordship


أشهد أن لا إله الله و أشهد أن محمد عبده و رسـوله

I attest that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.



Family, Ramblings

“An attitude of gratitude”

We all have those good days and bad days. I’d like to think we are allowed to- after all that’s what makes us human. Like many of you out there, we always always find something or the other to make us annoyed and fret about.  So like you out there, reading this post – ironically in between all those mooning and moaning I do spit out Alhamdulillah as often as I remember.



The past two years were different. Different for everyone in every-way. I’ve always been lean – Alhamdulillah. But with age, I was slowly adding on inches around my waist and little day to day simple tasks kept me panting and breathing hard. I realized I needed to do something about it whatever that meant.

This led me to a research of sorts – I had to unlearn and relearn a whole attitude, a mindset that I had within me which defined what healthy meant, what an active lifestyle meant.

I was always and even now – someone who hates to sweat. You may be rolling your eyes. But no, seriously, even in my schooling days, I stayed away from sports – simply because I hated to be sticky and sweaty. Electing to consciously sweat and tire myself out – that was for me a MAJOR step beyond – my comfort zone.

Point two was the face that I LOVE my food. We are from a community surrounded by food. We celebrate everything with food – birth, marriage, achievement, accomplishments – they are all somehow made better and enjoyed with good food and good company!

It was always portrayed at least to me that healthy food, meant bland, tasteless, unpalatable food. It was also somehow, somewhere inbuilt that healthy food meant exotic, expensive food. Diet was that – restrictive, constrictive, a deprivation of sorts.

My research led me to unlearn and relearn and adopt a totally new mindset.

As for embracing them – I’m taking it like a new student – baby steps. One day at a time.

Here’s my take on trying to make my fitness journey a little humorous 🙂



Every Time

Every reel I watch,

Every place I travel,

Every video I scroll,

Every book I read,


I am humbled.

Humbled by my Creator and His amazing creation

At His immaculate integration

At His oh so perfect color combination

At His oh so exotic unimaginable creation.

No fiction, No photoshop.

Simple yet intricate,

Complex but seemingly so simple,

Beauty, magnificence and grandeur.

His creation humbles me – EVERY TIME.

December 2022.

No Pain, No Gain.

Poetry, Ramblings

With the pandemic, when physical movement was lacking. I found myself somehow accumulating inches around my waist, and grams on that scale, aches and pains from simple activity and frequently falling sick.

I faced a hard truth.

I needed to take action. I needed to a total re-haul to my lifestyle and re-think my attitude towards health and fitness. for I found that I was totally UNFIT.

So this is a lame attempt by me, to make light of a ‘monumental’ start to a journey that I never imagined that I would be part of. .

Baby steps I’ve taken…

The power of Intention


When the soles of your feet scream

When every step you take

Is amidst great pain

And yet

You keep going

It’s because – you have purpose.

When your to-do list overflows

When every chore you attend

Gives you immense satisfaction

And Yet

The list shows no sign of abating

You keep going

It’s because – you have purpose

Keep going little one,

The road may seem unwinding

The path may seem daunting,

Never ending and intimidating.

Keep going little one,

What matters is – that you keep going

Though the steps may seem to falter

Though the tread may be at snails pace

Keep going

Because – you have purpose.

Sleep well, little one

You need to rest.

Sleep well, little one

There’s much to do.

Sleep well, little one

Rest if you must

But give up not.

For you – have purpose.