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

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

anti-materialism, finances, preconceived notions dismantled, reflections, say no to consumer culture, self-improvement, taking action

Not Everything Cherished Need Be Owned

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I have always been a person inclined toward purging. I am constantly giving away or selling items that are no longer needed and reevaluating the purpose of the things that I do own. When I came across the term minimalism it seemed to suit me perfectly! As time… Continue reading Not Everything Cherished Need Be Owned

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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

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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

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Ramadan Planner for Moms

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: May 7, 2020) Mothers often talk about how Ramadan has changed for them once they are responsible for young children. It is true that we cannot engage in all of the ibadah activities that we once did in our days before children, like: itikaf, nightly taraweeh in… Continue reading Ramadan Planner for Moms