Return of the Blogger

Well… not exactly.

It’s been years since I’ve posted here. A lot has changed in my life. I’m happily married and have a beautiful daughter who brings so much joy to us. Alhamdullilah.

I’ve moved to a different state in the U.S. It’s been a new experience, for sure. I’m reactivating this blog because I’ve realized that there are many posts on here that people still benefit from. I wanted to make them accessible in case people found them helpful.

I realized that I never gave a formal farewell. I’m grateful for all of the readers I’ve had since I started this blog (which I think was in 2009)! Something I never wanted to take for granted was the support and feedback I received from people on this blog, especially the regular readers. I truly appreciate everyone who found value in anything I had to share here. There were times when I used blogging as an outlet to cope with Islamophobia and racism in my life. It meant a lot to hear from you all and your support made a difference. Thank you.

I’m still blogging from time to time, but on different blogs and platforms. If you’re interested in reading some of my latest posts, just leave a comment here with your e-mail address, and I’ll send you links. I don’t blog nearly as often as I did before, so just FYI.

If you choose to comment on this blog, just be aware that it will most likely not be posted (with the exception of this post, of course). Once I figure out how to close comments on my old posts, I will do so. Again, I’m really just reopening this for people to access my older work.

I cannot thank you all enough. I hope and pray that we have a better year ahead of us in 2021.

Khuda hafiz and may the Force be with you.

~ Mast Qalander