I wrote, previously, about how I was taking these final 10 days of Ramadaan off for my own part-time itikaaf, and what I hoped to achieve in that time. Now, as I near the end of that period (which has … Continue reading


  Winter is truly upon us here in Cape Town. After many months of anxiety and panic about our prolonged drought, we finally have rain. In recent weeks, we’ve been counting down to “Day Zero” – a point some 60-odd … Continue reading

Ramadaan update


It’s the fourth night of Ramadaan, and Alhamdullilah, I’m feeling the spirit all around me. We’re blessed to live in close proximity to three masjids, so we hear the athaan from them all, and the dhikrs that are made over the … Continue reading