podcast, Ramadan

My Ramadan Podcast

I’m so excited to share my podcast interview with the amazingly talented Sarah Malik alongside Dr Inda Ahmad Zari. She’s written incredible children’s books and you can find her on instagram.

This was such a fun conversation and I’m so glad that Sarah helped to put me at ease. Inda had so many relatable stories to me too, which is incredible because we did the opposite things in terms of migration lol (I moved to Malaysia from Sydney, she moved from Malaysia to different countries).

Eid/Hari Raya is full of big, bittersweet feelings for me and I’m grateful my kids get to share in this joyful celebration.


Incredible editorial mentorship

If you’re keen to improve your editing skills, please apply for the amazing Tessera Editorial mentorship! I’ve had the absolute joy and privilege of being part of the latest cohort. I’m so grateful for everything I’ve learned in the past three months or so. It’s all available online, which helps a lot. The time difference between the US and Malaysia meant it was too tricky for me to attend live sessions, but caught up the recordings.

Note: This is a mentorship open to BIPOC individuals only.


Ramadan Mubarak!

Selamat Bulan Berpuasa! Wherever you are in the world, I hope that your fasting days and nights are filled with peace, dua and prayer.

My latest SBS Voices pieces is up – My Ramadan memories from four different countries. Thank you, SBS Voices team, especially Candice Chung, for being such supporters of my writing.

I’m still in Ramadan Survival Mode with three small kids subhanAllah, and it comforts me to know that the deeds most beloved to Allah are the obligatory ones. This isn’t the season of my life with long tarawihs at the masjid…that season has passed (for now) and I’m grateful I made the most of that era while it lasted.

These days, I’m content with praying at night with my husband while our kids are asleep. One day, inshaAllah, when they’re older, we can all go to the masjid together.

If you’re looking for inspiring content this Ramadan, please check out and support Basira Education’s Discover The Prophet series:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Please share it widely with your loved ones!


ADHD coaching

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s January 2023.

If you need an affordable, supportive and genuinely awesome ADHD coach…please check out Farah Jamil! She is so kind, supportive and her method of collaboration actually works. I love how she’s all about working with my brain and empowering myself. No shame/no judgement zone when it comes to working with her!

You can book your free 30 minute consultation with her here. Let me know in the comments section what you think!


Muslim ADHD summit and more

Soooo it’s been a while. Lots has happened.

1) I’ve completed my first month working at Basira Education and am so thrilled to be part of the wonderful team. If you haven’t already, check out their fantastic Why Islam is True course. Teacher training certification starts on November 13 so there’s still time to register.

2) Now that I’m on the mend from my much-needed pelvic embolisation surgery, I’ve gotten back on track with my postpartum exercise routine! Mutu Mamas has been my online exercise companion since the birth of my first child. It’s such a relief being able to exercise again without pelvic pain.

3) It’s Nanowrimo! Are you writing? Editing? Surviving? It’s all valid. I’m working on some non-fiction work right now and once that’s done, I can dive back into edits for my adult romcom.

4) I recently signed up for the VIP pass for this wonderful Muslim ADHD summit. This is the first of its kind and I’m so thrilled. I cannot wait to dive into the recordings once the captions and transcripts are up, yay.

5) If you’re looking for top-notch, high quality honey please look no further than Dino Kelulut. This sweet-sour honey is the perfect way to start my morning and end my day. I mix mine with room temperature water. My kids love it mixed with Greek yoghurt. Don’t mix it with anything warm/hot though!

art, Books

Australian Muslim Writers Festival #AMWF2022  @therightpencollective

Aaaah! Alhamdulilah I’m so excited to be part of this incredible line-up of authors! Thank you to the organisers for putting together the press kit.

Please click here to check out the full event list. Stay tuned for more!

All the tickets are available here. The festival is entirely free, and you can pay what you can if you wish. We are using #AMWF2022 and #OURTABLE


Author headshots are up

It’s taken me a decade, but hurray alhamdulilah my updated author headshots are up (scroll down)!

THANK YOU AZALIA for being such a warm, funny and supportive portrait photographer. I 100% recommend hiring Azalia to do your author photoshoots if you’re in PJ/KL. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter. I love taking photographs but feel incredibly awkward when I get my photos taken – kind of like a flailing octopus (my hands! where do I look? is my hijab on right?). Fortunately, Azalia was an expert at putting me at ease, and took such wonderful photos of me. Marookha is a gorgeous Gentlewoman’s Club in TTDI. Thank you Zara for giving me the perfect backdrop.

And now. Back to writing!