Subhanallah/Glory be to God. I’m am so humbled to officially announce 6 (yes–Six
!) new contributors to American Muslim Mom! MashaAllah, God has willed a blessed year for my family and the American Muslim Mom brand, and I’m honored to experience this growth. While nearly 3 years since our launch, this family blog actually dates back to 2005. As you know my girls and I own a number of online businesses, but American Muslim Mom is by-far our dearest pride and joy. Alhumdulilah/Praise be to God, we cannot met the demand by ourselves any longer–which is a great thing, right? While guest bloggers are always welcome to pitch us for publication, my girls and I have so many more incredible projects to unveil this year that You (our reader) want and need!
For example, we expanded our 3rd Annual Summer Islamic Reading Challenge to include Canadian Muslim kids yesterday. Although we were excited to add an additional country, we received a tweet from the UK saying they want to join too. So, even though I have my” To Do Tasks” nicely listed in my google account each day, it’s wonderful needs and desires that come up like this that, causes me to direct my attention elsewhere, such as actively seeking for a UK sponsor.
May we all stay steadfast in our efforts to please Him and Only Him, and to remain humble shall He bless us handsomely in this dunya (life on Earth), although all we seek in the blessings of the akhira (Hereafter). Ameen.
Amanda Mouttaki is a curious, world traveling mom of two boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and a lover of all things Moroccan. During the day she works as a non-profit fund development and community outreach coordinator for a literacy organization. Amanda reverted to Islam in her early college years and has a penchant for open conversations with those of other faiths and citizen diplomacy. Connect with her on her website, Twitter or Facebook.
Kimberly Ben (a.k.a “Umm Yusuf”) is the creator of Muslimahs Working at Home, a blog featuring advice, tips and resources to help Muslim women achieve creative, financial and home life success through halal home-based businesses.
Ameera Rahim is part of the parenting team known as Habeebee Homeschooling. Along with her husband they are dedicated to sharing their homeschooling journey and helping parents on theirs. Ameera is a contributing writer for Little Explorers Magazine and spends her time educating, bonding and loving her family while also helping parents get closer to their children. You can find Ameera on Twitter @HabeebeeHS and on Facebook.
Hollie Pollard aka Hanane is a solo flying parent of one amazing daughter who has Aspergers Syndrome. Hollie writes about money and how to live a life that is pleasing to Allah (simplicity, frugality, and giving are her goals) at Common Cents Mom. Her posts will be about how to save money, get rid of debt, and give as we are blessed. You can find Hollie on twitter @commoncentsmom and on Facebook.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Amnah Ibrahim is a mother of two little girls. A craft and sewing enthusiast and constant student of photography, she also enjoys trying new recipes. Follow her as she delights in her domestic roles at This Little Life of Mine. You can find Amnah on twitter @LLifeOfMine and on Facebook.
Aya A. Khalil is an Egyptian-American freelance journalist, ESL teacher and is doing her M.A. in Education. She grew up in Ohio and currently lives in South Carolina with her husband. Blogs include SweeTeAya and Aya Khalil. Aya actively tweets @ayakhalil.
May Allah bless us and our families in our efforts to please Him and Only Him in all that we do and write. May He bless our relationships and continue to guide our journey to honor His greatness. May He grant us and our families with strength and health as we strive to offer our humble deeds as sadaqah, while offering assistance to those who read our words. Ameen.
Please extend a warm welcome to our new contributors.