This blog aims to be a contribution, an outward reflection of the world, religion, culture, academe, and much more. The posts are meant to be educative, engaging, reflective, but enjoyable at the same time. I want to be a part of a Muslima blogging community where we build each other up through our posts.
There are several categories in this blog: 1000 Aisha, Reflection, and Noteworthy. 1000 Aisha is about Muslimas contributing actively to society. Reflection simply contains contemplations on whatever topics that come to mind. Noteworthy includes recommendations on items, be they books, places, dining, products, etc.
Exploring a better way to present and exchange ideas particularly around issues of religion through collaborative and individual essays, addressing discrepancies thoughtfully as a method of learning to display unity within our contrasting dispositions.
DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING was founded by Papatia Feauxzar in May 2013. Djarabi means Love in Mandinga, her ancestral tribe.
DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING therefore promotes love books and books that promote justice, freedom of speech, peace and understanding in the community.
DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING is now a leader in publishing books written by Muslims for both a religious and mainstream audience.
The blog is a space for me to articulate my thoughts and feelings about society, the world, my identity and so on.
Mostly these are my own writings that consist of short stories on various themes and poetry. Apart from that, I talk about the events I attend and issues I have strong opinions about.
I have recently (not that recently) started a series called Zoe Chronicles. These chronicles are mostly true stories of incidents that have happened with me.
Soon, there will be entries on Travel on the blog as well.
Observations of an Introvert will jump from one topic to the next. Some may end up being linked later down the line. Some won’t. The observations that I share with you may be linked to both real life and fictional situations. More often than not, it will be a mixture of both.
Throughout the dozens of conversations I’ve had with women in the past few months, there has been one common theme in all of their stories; their struggle. I hope to bring stories of women like my grandmother, who have lived lives worth documenting. Women who have fought their battles with grace. Through their narratives, I hope to cultivate in us the habit of resilience rather than that of defeat.
Sharing my own recipes, seeking out the best offers & deals around town, reviewing eateries for their accessibility, friendliness and of course thriftiness!
Sharing tried and tested parenting hacks, Getting crafty and also sharing some home learning techniques for the little ones!
Shireen is the award-winning author of “Rabbi the Rabbit,” from Southern California. Find my work on MuslimMatters.org, Muslim Vibe, and Islamic Online University.
Find me at the cat cafe.