About

I am Amy. I’m a Muslim (since 2005) housewife (since 2009) and stay-at-home mom (since 2012.) Since I didn’t go on to become an engineer after getting my BSEE, I’m learning a whole new skill set–managing a household, and raising a child. My Rules are the lessons I’ve learned, habits I’ve picked up, and goals I’ve set for myself–and it’s an expanding list. I want to keep track of what I’m learning (for reference) and share with anyone else who might benefit.

So this is a Muslim Housewife Mommy Blog… by someone who is just learning how to be a Muslim Housewife Mommy, from scratch. I’ll try to share what I learn on parenting, homemaking, and Islam.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. I have just been reading through your about page and blog entries and I’m incredibly intrigued…was it a massive change for you converting to Islam? I’ve always been curious about how other people and cultures live and I’m hoping I’ll be able to raise my two kids to learn a d be inquisitive about cultures other than our own. I must admit I applaud you for the whole learning to cook halal recipes etc, I wouldn’t know where to start!

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  2. I think you could say it was a massive change to convert. In some ways, it was like being in a different country. When I started covering my hair in particular, people looked at me differently, and there was a lot of tension with my family. Plus a lot of the Muslims are immigrants, and English is not their first language, and the mosques are surrounded by their cultural influences. Being part of the Muslim community I felt like an outsider again. And right now many of my friends hail from Pakistan, where my husband is from but I’ve only visited, so I’m constantly navigating different cultural norms, using different linguistic expressions, eating food that’s wildly different than what I grew up with. In that sense, discovering what makes me American is as important, and letting my own American culture and identity shine through. And now, I want my son to grow up respecting different cultures too.

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    • I guess it must have been (and sometimes probably still is!) very daunting to go through such change. It’s learning from scratch isn’t it really. My partners friend is in a relationship with an Islamic lady, although her parents know nothing about it as they are dead set on her marrying a man from Pakistan. He is willing to convert when the time comes and is adamant that he is going to propose to her and tell her parents together…I think it is very brave of anybody to adopt such huge change and I think it says a hell of a lot about somebody who is willing to convert religion for somebody that they love.

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  3. Personally I converted years before even meeting my husband, but given my situations, I know quite a few Pakistanis who have married converts, even some ladies whose husbands converted to marry them. Even though their parents were adamant that they marry Pakistanis. So I wish them the best. 🙂

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