connection to Allah, focus, Islam, personal development, routines, self-improvement, spirituality, taking action

At the Very Least, Dua

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman During the month of Dhul Hijjah, I participated in Rabata's Pilgrims @ Home Challenge, which was a wonderful avenue for rejuvenating my spirit post Ramadan. The ibadah activities outlined in the challenge encouraged me to keep up the practice throughout the year by being more intentional and strategic… Continue reading At the Very Least, Dua

anti-materialism, family culture, gifts, minimalism, motherhood, personal development, reflections

Knitting Nana

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman It's getting cold here in the neck of the woods where I dwell. The cold announces the need for proper winter gear in enjoying the outdoors (we are outdoorsy people believing in the notion that "there is no such thing as 'bad weather;' simply 'bad clothing' for the… Continue reading Knitting Nana

connection to Allah, islamic marriage, marriage, personal development, reflections

Reflections on Patience in Marriage

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Someone reached out to me recently seeking advice on patience in marriage. My first thought was: "Oh habibati, you are already leaps and bounds ahead of me, mashaAllah, and I'm not sure I am the best person to ask as someone who chose to end her marriage." That… Continue reading Reflections on Patience in Marriage

accountability, finances, personal development, responsibility, self-improvement, taking action

Recognizing Your Financial Power

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman My relationship with money has always been one that I was conscious of. Growing up, my parents were people who valued quality and believed in spending the money upfront to purchase something of high-quality that would "last for a life-time." As far back as I can remember, I… Continue reading Recognizing Your Financial Power

atmosphere, concentration, connection to Allah, family culture, focus, motherhood, peaceful environment, personal development, routines, spirituality, time at home, unity

The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman My family and I have recently taken up the challenge of going tech-free for 24 hours, every weekend. For us, this means: no televisions, no screens, no laptops/devices, no radio, and no phones (we do use my actual camera if I want to take pictures). This has been… Continue reading The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

concentration, connection to Allah, family culture, focus, Islam, peaceful environment, personal development, planner, routines, schedules, self-improvement, spirituality, taking action

Becoming a Family of Prayer

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman One of my spiritual goals has always been to be a person of prayer. For me, this means: being a person who truly finds peace, comfort, and contentment in the salah; developing concentration and connection in the salah; fulfilling the salah at the earliest timing with a fresh… Continue reading Becoming a Family of Prayer

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Reflections on Pilgrims @ Home

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: August 2, 2020) Alhumdulilah, this was my most productive first ten days of Dhul Hijjah to date!It started with preparing my children for this blessed month. We did a number of hands-on projects, reading, video watching, and program attendance to acquire a true understanding of the significance… Continue reading Reflections on Pilgrims @ Home

focus, organization, personal development, planner, routines, self-improvement, taking action

Personal Development Accountability Plan

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I am a visual person, as well as someone who is constantly working toward self-improvement. I find it very useful to focus on a few goals and to actively be working toward them. The process of writing the goal down and posting my plan in a place that… Continue reading Personal Development Accountability Plan