My husband took the kids to the swimming pool this weekend so that I could attend a halaqa ( Islamic study circle). Now that we live in a metropolitan area there are many other Western men. My daughter came home and told me about all the other kids at the pool and as she named a few she said, “their father is pink like Abee.”

Speaking of pink, my oldest daughter is in 4th grade and has an art project to do. It is suppose to be this traditional arabic art design. Her teacher informed them to only use basic natural colors. My daughter says, “cuz you know mommy pink wasn’t around when the Prophet was alive.”

Abee means ‘my father’ in Arabic