Category Archives: Musings

Overcoming Obstacles to Teaching Your Child Salat

Part of the Teaching Your Child Salat series One of the questions that had come to my mind before I ever embarked on this was, how can I ┬ápossibly teach my son salat? I’ve never taught anyone salat. I don’t … Continue reading

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On Encouraging a Child’s Enthusiasm

Part of the Teaching Your Child Salat series Don’t start unless you won’t stop? Another sister had just finished telling me how she had discouraged her teenage daughter from wearing the hijab. “She asked me to wear it,” she said, … Continue reading

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Paint Splatter Philosophy

A friend I had used to say I was overly fond of analogies. I concede the point. There are many things that the more I compare them, the more comparisons suggest themselves, and the funnier and more perfect it seems, … Continue reading

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Prosopagnosia in Literature, and the Strange Importance of Photos

“Oh, you don’t know what this means to me,” he said brokenly at last. “I hadn’t any picture of him. And I’m not like other folks… I can’t recall a face…. I can’t see faces as most folks do in their mind.” I was re-reading an old series: the well-known Anne of Green Gables books, when I was surprised to discover a character with prosopagnosia! Continue reading

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Talk About, Talk About, Talk About Movin’

I think one of the strongest guiding principles in my life is to do The Right Thing. The difficulty, then, usually comes not so much in doing it, though that may present challenges, but in figuring out what the right thing for me is at that time… Continue reading

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