2013 - Anse's Blogs

Seasons of Sabr

In Kindergarten teachers teach the seasons. They tell children that summer is hot and sunny, and that it is a time of play and fun. Autumn...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

All Things Dangerous and Beautiful

Softly it falls. Each flake silently floats down to earth and creates a blanket of crisp, clean, white softness. It warms the eyes and...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

A Good Ending | Part 4

Quran and Husn al Khitām: Our religion is unique in its Holy Book. We have a collection of pages that not only inform us about our Lord,...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Behavior and Husn al Khitām Part 3

Behavior and Husn al Khitām: Our debts to Allah have a grave effect on our afterlife, but Allah (swt) describes Himself as al Rahmān, al...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

A Good Ending | Part 2

The Debt of Prayer and Husn al Khitām: When I was a young girl, the day before a road trip was always ‘library day’. It was the day...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the Best Disposer of Affairs!

Throughout history, Muslims have used the du’a in Surat Āl Imrān in the face of calamity and fearsome situations. Those to whom...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

The Rajab Project

In 1985 I was a brand new Muslim and Ramadan came in the summer. It was hot. It was humid. I was fasting. It was the most wonderful month...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Ten Million Salutations

Alhamdulillah! We Sent 10,414,223 Salawat! Rabi al-Awwal came and went, and we reached our ten million goal of salawat....
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Packing

One of the most difficult parts of traveling is packing. Once upon a time, international travel meant carrying two huge suitcases per...