Assalamolaikum [peace be upon you] & Greetings,
I am Anum Ali, fondly known as The Abbie (my pen name), a Maryland-based creative writer and poetess with an MBA in Human Resource Management. I'm a late 80's kid (which explains the 'rockstar' attitude) doing the high-wire act of life as a homemaker, landlady by occupation, and a stay-at-home freelance writer. I also co-own Sara's Baked Creations - a home-baking project founded by my sister Sara (the baking maestro!). On Planet Abbie I am known as the: Sister-Mom, the ladies chauffeur, and Home Chef.
In 2010 I debuted into writing for Muslim women with a personal blog called Faithfully Yours. I was picked up as a staff writer for Habibi Halaqas soon after I wrote an article on self-esteem in Muslim women. My Self-Esteem Series at Habibi Halaqas received great appreciation Masha'Allah and soon I was inducted into Productive Muslim to write for the website. Currently, I write for The Ideal Muslimah, Muslimaat Magazine, Aaila The Muslim Family Magazine, and the Youth Club Blog. My pride of performance is ICNA's Noor Magazine in which my works are regularly published alhamdulillah.
In addition to publishing Islamic, cooking, poetry, and adventure blogs, I enjoy digital photography, fantasy fiction, good coffee and crafts.