Welcome, and thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Sumaira Zaheer, and I’am a Canadian blogger from Edmonton, Alberta. I’am also the blessed mom of three beautiful and active children (ages 2, 4, and 7 years old) who keep me on my toes, and teach me life lessons everyday! Please join me, as I share these life lessons as well as my personal experiences, tips, and advice on parenthood and family life.

Check out my blog posts and publications by selecting a category from the right hand side. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at THEMUSLIMAHMOMMY@gmail.com.

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Background:
I hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Strategic Management and Organization. While pursuing my degree, I attended a Creative Non-Fiction Writing class that changed my life in many ways. Prior to this class, I knew I had a love for writing, for my fondest childhood memories were of my sisters gathering in a circle around me in our basement, with their eyes wide open in anticipation, listening to my out-of-this-world stories.

However, it wasn’t until I enrolled in this Creative Non-Fiction Writing class that I discovered my PASSION for writing. It was the first time that homework felt like a hobby, and attending class felt like I was residing in a place of comfort, and not within an institution. Upon completion of my course, my professor suggested I continue to write and pursue a career in writing. I thought he was just being ‘nice’….until he nominated me for ‘The University of Alberta Bookstore WRITE 200-level Prize in Non-Fiction Writing’ award. I was speechless. As I accepted my award, a voice within me was telling me that this would only be the beginning of something much larger. This blog, I believe, is the start of that ‘something much larger.’

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          • Jazaki Allahu Khair for all your help sister! Ma shaa Allah it’s always a pleasure to come across such beautiful friends and sisters <3 Stay blessed xoxo

  1. Assalamu Alaykum Sumaira!

    Beautiful blog MashaAllah! I’m so glad you took your writing to the next level – can’t wait to read more, inshaAllah!

    Ubah

    • Walaikumasalam sis,

      Jazaki Allahu Khair for your kind words dearest! I’m looking forward to sharing more with you all, in shaa Allah! Stay blessed and thanks for stopping by <3 P.S I love your blog as well, Masha'Allah 🙂

  2. Mashallaah sis, I’m very happy for you. It’s funny how we bump into our passions. Definitely Allaah’s wisdom and guidance showing us the way. Just learned of your blog today. You’re a natural mashaAllaah. Will be visiting this spot more often inshaAllah.

    Keep the parenting tips coming!

  3. Salam Sumaira! My name happens to be the just same as yours, but i can’t seem to find the proper meaning of Sumaira! I searched online and found out it means “brownish, brunette”, in arabic. Further I also read it means princess, successful and is a name of a queen. I also read that it means companion of the night, one that talks in the nights. Which of these are true you think, as a name sister I hope you know the meaning of your beautiful name <3 🙂

    • Walaikum Assalam sister Sumaira 🙂 I have also heard the same meanings for this name, however I too do not know the actual meaning 🙁 Nonetheless, it’s a beautiful name and I’m delighted to find someone that shares the same name as me, Alhumdulillah!

  4. Asalamoalikum sister

    I am mother of 2 girls MashAllah one 7 yr and one 4 yrs sister plz do let me know how steps I can take to make them productive part of ummah and what steps should I needed to take I do yelling on Them sometime beat them sister plz give me some tips that I work on myself first as well.

  5. Salam Sumaira,

    I am excited to continue spreading the Liebster Award love and have nominated you!:) I love exploring great blogs. You may have been nominated before or just know the rules, but I wanted to share just in case. Here are 11 questions for you to answer. You get to nominate 11 bloggers and come up with a set of questions for them to answer as well. I’ve seen several variations of the rules, so it’s okay if you don’t follow 100%. and you are not obligated to do it. Here are your questions:

    1.Why did you start blogging?
    2.What is your dream career?
    3.Who is your inspiration?
    4.What would your dream writing office look like?
    5.Do you prefer to write in the morning, or at night?
    6.What is your favorite dessert?
    7.If you could pick up and move anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    8.What is your guilty pleasure?
    9.High heels or flat shoe?
    10.If you were to be a color, what color would you be? And why?
    11.Describe your style in 3 words.

    Congrats!

    Shaqeena Rahim

    http://www.chubbychupz.com

  6. Asalamu Alaikum, sister. May I please nominate you for the 5days challenge? If you accept, you will have to select any 5 photos, and for 5 days write a short story on each. Also each day you will nominate another blogger. There is no compulsion to accept but it is a fun activity. Please let me know!

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