Meet The Odd Muslimah

Hello! Ciao! Marhaba!


Whatever brings you here, I welcome you to my humble abode on the world wide web.

Well what about me?

I am Umm Affan (I sure some of you know that by now). I am a dentist by qualification, a full time home maker by choice (at least for now) and a wanderer at heart.

Even though I had a huge identity crisis after deciding to be a stay at home mom, I have really flourished as a person in my roles as a mother and a wife. For now, my ultimate focus in life is to reaffirm and grow strong in my identity as a muslim and instil the same in my children.

In my pursuit of finding quality resources about our deen for our children, I wrote and published a board book about Muhammadﷺ.

Apart from that, I am a keen observer of people and the world around me. The working of EVERYTHING human fascinates me.

Mind. Body. Soul. Relationships. Society.

I often find the norms in the culture and the society contradicting with my fitra/innate nature. Hence often my ideas and decisions come off as eccentric to many. I have created this space to share my findings on the world around me and to connect with others like me out there.

Here I also share my experiences and journey in trying to make sense of my many roles as a woman: Daughter, sister, wife, mother and a serving member of the community. 

In between this all you might also find me sharing my story about my struggle with depression and anxiety. Getting closer to Deen and the Qur’an has played a major part in my battle with depression and you will find me share my story here and there.

Its taken alot of courage on my part to share my story. But I have chosen to do so in the hope that this will inspire someone to acknowledge their own story.

You may not like all that I pen down but I pray despite all the differences, we choose to be kind to each other.

So grab yourself a cuppa and feel free to skim through this space. Take what you like and leave what doesn’t suit your taste <3….

Leave your thoughts & comments


  1. Lubna

    Good to know about your space. Appreciate your efforts. Enjoy what you do…

  2. Jessica

    Your story is very relatable to me. I look forward to your future content and to familiarizing myself more with your website.

    1. Umm Affan

      Jazakillah khair for stopping by <3

  3. Umm Ruqaiya

    Nice to know you 🙂
    It surely takes courage to share one’s story with public. Especially when it comes to the painful parts which only we know how we survived and once put out there – people can comment on them in any shape or form.

    1. Umm Affan

      I pray many out there find comfort and courage in this story inshaAllah. Jazakillah khair for stopping by.

  4. Fozia S

    Lovely intro and it has been a pleasure to get to know you through the Muslimah Bloggers community!

  5. Andale Seaworne

    Lovely intro. It’s great that you know who you are & that you’ve succeeded in your battles with your conviction & help of Allah Subhana Ta’allah. It does take alot of courage to share one’s story but it’s important like you said & it’s truly an honour meeting you & knowing it face to face. I share my story for this purpose as well

  6. Juzaila Jumari

    I totally can relate! I experienced postpartum depression too. Started a blog just so I have an outlet and help new mothers make sense of motherhood. We have another thing in common, I wrote a children’s book too! High five sister!

    1. Umm Affan

      So good to meet you sister! Tell me more about your book!

  7. Um Yuunus

    Assalamu alaykum,
    I like your blog. I too am trying to be real in fake world. Trying to stay true my deen.
    Please check out my blog for free printable Islamic curriculum,
    Jazaki Allahu khairun

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