My Articles

SBS Voices

I loved seeing the Asian diaspora in a Marvel film

Finding peace when you are irritated by most sounds

Malay phrases I won’t be using on my children

My Malay-Indian kids help me get closer to my roots

I loved reading fantasy growing up but there were never any characters like me

As an Asian woman, I understand the undercurrent of fear

In Raya, I finally identify with a Disney heroine’s journey

How I write knowing my relatives might be upset or offended

I practiced confinement after having my babies

How I will be celebrating Eid this year

I loved fantasy novels as a kid but could never fully relate

The messy reality of postpartum bodies is one we must confront

Shopping as an introvert is a whole new level of pain

Rivals for affection – how siblings survive narcissistic parents

Surviving life with a narcissistic parent

Being a Muslim doesn’t equal being Arab

Why the silence around family estrangement hurts

My best friend helps me cope with life as a sensory avoidant mum

How becoming a mum changed my art

My baby girl is a strong-willed child and I love her for it

Now that I’m a mum, I understand my own mother so much more

How two introverted parents can make an extrovert child

SeekersHub Blog

Keep Calm And Mother On

Practising Compassion

Reconnecting With Family

An Exhausted Mother’s Eid Reflections

Daily Life

Noisy playdates, and other challenges of being an introverted mum

10 Things That Will Actually Happen After Having A Baby

The Value Of The Asian Tradition of Postpartum Lie-Ins

How I Came To Have An Unassisted Home Birth

Being a Muslim single mum

Are You ‘Too Sensitive’?

What It’s Really Like To Wear Hijab

The Feminist Wire

What’s Love Got To Do With It?


Skyrim Is Better When It’s A Family Affair

Lip Mag

Mountains, Moonsets and Migrating Camels

Suicide And The Hollywood Machine: Why Do So Many Actors Take Their Own Lives?

Firstborn Syndrome: What Does Your Birth Order Say About You?

Perfection Is No Panacea

HSC: The Not-So-Final Frontier

From Lakemba To Lane Cove


Are You Married Yet?

An Ode To My Sisters

Much Ado About Niqab

Sisters, Marry Down!

Let’s Talk About Sex – Or Can’t We?

My Interviews

My Interview with Muslimah Montage

My Radio Interview on Marriage with Y Factor

4 thoughts on “My Articles”

  1. As-Salaamu Alaikum Ustadha Idil

    I hope you are in the best of health and Iman.

    I have read a few of your pieces on seekershub and you have given some great book suggestions, I was wondering if you could possibly make an article on your favourite books or books you think one should read.

    best wishes/Duas for you and your family.

  2. salamu alaikoum
    i hope this finds you in peace
    i;m interested in tai chi/ qi gong that go hand in hand with islam but i’m not sure who to follow
    can you please recommend to us a website or an article

    thank you 🙂

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