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April 29, 2006

Madinah, Revered City of Blessings

Madinah, Revered City of Blessings By Aishah Schwartz What do you see when you drive down a busy Madinah street? A multi-ethnic society comprised of visitors, pilgrims and residents dressed in variations of the modest clothing representative of Islam. Madinah is divided into several districts. Ann Reese, who embraced Islam on January 1, 1989, and thereafter adopted the name Anisah, lives in the district of Al-Khaldia. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Anisah is grateful for the blessing of having spent the past thirteen years living in Madinah with her Saudi-born husband and their five children. (read more)

April 10, 2006

Aishah's Journey Continues...Cairo Bound! Insha'Allah.

Cabin fever has soooo set in, but Al-hamdulillah, sweet relief is on the way and I am Cairo bound on the 6 am train with my sweet sister and friend, Lobna! She has mentioned before that I should come for a visit - and now seems like a good time - before it gets too hot! Insha'Allah! There are a few other sisters in Cairo that I will try to meet while I'm visiting - Sister Taqwa at is on the list, insha'Allah. I've so been wanting to meet her! I will snap some scenic photos, insha'Allah and share in the days ahead. Please remember Lobna and I in your duas as we travel, insha'Allah. Jazakallahu khayran! Ma'Salaama.

April 04, 2006

CNN Revives Murder Probe of LA Muslim Woman

By Aishah Schwartz April 4, 2006 It was 15 months ago that Iman Muhanna, 42, and 6-months pregnant, was found dead in the bedroom of her Metairie, Louisiana home. She had been viciously stabbed 33 times. The couple's unborn daughter did not survive...(more) Source: IBN ALSO AT NASEEBVIBES.COM