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View my Interview by NbA Muslims Hostes Layla Poulos- Abdullah

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History, polygamy, and the Single Muslimah Threat, Karimah Grayson and have a lot to talk about. Don’t miss the next NbA Muslims Authors Speak with Karimah Grayson! Tonight at 7pm. Use the link below to view it live!

via NbA Muslims Authors Speak – Live Interview with Karimah Grayson — Native-born American Muslims

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NbA Muslim Author Interview

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Join me Thursday, August 4, 2016 as I am interviewed by Layla Abdullah-Poulos regarding my novels Areebah’s Dilemma: Love or Deen and The Shoulders On Which I Stand: Daria takes a stance.

I am excited about this interview and would love for all to join me on this momentous occasion. I also encourage you to read the books so we can discuss. I am looking forward to discourse regarding these books.

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For the alternate book cover, please click here The Shoulders On Which I Stand

View the preview to the interview by clicking this link. NbA Mulsims Authors Speak Inteview – Karimah Grayson

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Slavery…get over it? Come on now!

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Here’s a serious question and I am not asking this question to offend anyone. But, I’ve read statuses and comments from many white people who continually ask why do we keep bringing up slavery and it ended over 150 years ago. My question is, why do anyone follow their religious scriptures because depending on which scripture you follow they are at least 1435 years old.

Also, why are those from the south so stuck on the Confederate Flag? Why are we told to not forget about The Holocaust? According to the logic of those telling us to forget slavery, we weren’t there and had nothing to do with it.

Slavery is an integral part of US history and no matter how much people want to stick their heads in the sand about it, it was an institution that was not only back by the government of the United States, but it was even documented in the Constitution of the United States. I really want honest answers about this and no attacks or name calling.

 

Read how Daria handles foolishness like this at The Shoulders On Which I Stand – Pocket Sized Book or The Shoulders On Which I Stand – 6″ x 9″.

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Making Moves

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This past week I’ve been reflecting on my life. I know what I like to do and I know what I love to do. While on Spring Break I had a lot of work to get caught up on so I can be on point when school starts back on Monday.

While I love sharing my knowledge with others and learning from them, I’m not too crazy about grading, completing lesson plans and all of the other hullabaloo that goes with being a professional educator. So, I’ve been reflecting on what it is I really want.

I’m a little closer to knowing what I want to do, the uneasiness and uncertainty of the decision is real. But, I did learn that I enjoy writing, reading, editing, and sharing with others. Now the real situation rears its head. How can I do what I love to do and earn the same or more than I’m earning now?

Sometimes I wonder if my thoughts are here because the end of the school year is stressful. In addition to the various tests that have to be administered, students understand the seriousness of the end of the school year. 

But, writing takes me to another world. At the same time, it is invigorating when others read my books and enjoy themselves while doing it. Therefore, I’m still in the realm of uncertainty. But, alhamdulillah (all praises due to Allah), I have a husband that is supportive. Therefore I can begin making moves because there’s nothing that says you can’t do both. 

 

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Nominations

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Bismillah

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I’ve been nominated for the first time for this award. I am thankful to Papatia for nominating me. I am honored. Drum roll please….This award gives credit to deserving women across the globe for their efforts to bring solidarity amongst women amongst other things.

The rules for taking part:

  1. 1.Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
    2. Put the Award logo on your blog.

    3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.

    4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

    5. Nominate five blogs.
I nominate the sisters below with no particular attention to the order I listed them:
My questions to them now:
1. When you read a book, what determines whether you will write about it or not?
2. How frequent do you post blogs?
3. Is goal setting important to you?
4. Name three things you do each day to move you towards your goals?
5. If you participate in professional development, how often do you participate?
6. What about personal development, which do you prefer, listening to books and tapes or reading? Why?
7. If there was one thing you wanted the public to know about you, what would it be?
8. If you have children, do you encourage them to look outside the box? If you do not have children and you plan on having children, how will you prepare them for adversity in life?
My questions from Papatia Feauxzar

– What inspired you to blog?

I’ve wanted to blog for a while but didn’t know what to blog about. When I wrote my books, my friend Jennifer was telling me about how she blogs and that I should blog also. When I started it, I realized it is something worth doing. I appreciate the connections I’ve made since I started blogging.

– How do you choose your topics?

Some of my topics are from my books. Others are from things I’ve read on the web or heard on the radio.

-Are you a morning person?

Yes, I’m a morning person. But sometimes I find myself staying up late for various reasons.

– Are you married or single?

I’m married.

– Any children if married? If single, how many you plan on having?

I have four children and two grandchildren.

– What makes you happy?

Leaving it to Allah (SWT) and knowing that He is in control makes me happy. Also, being around my family. One thing that recently makes me happy is people reading my book and telling me they enjoy the stories. It is always frightening when someone has to read your book because you don’t know what their response will be.

– What kind of food do you eat?

I eat a variety of foods. I like vegetables, fish, chicken, rice, potatoes, spinach, broccoli. I like Italian, Jamaican, Chinese, different types of Spanish & Hispanic foods as well as Indian food.

– Do you love nature?

I thought I didn’t, however, after looking at many of the photos that I take, most of them are of nature. So, yes, I do love nature.
– What qualities do/did you look in a man?
I look for a man who loves Allah (SWT) and realizes he has to answer to Him. I also like a kind man who has a sense of humor. Also, he can’t be easily angered and must not be threatened by my knowledge and thirst for additional knowledge.