Today’s Speech: Something About Islam

Seven minute talk, just a seven minute talk. No big deal. Salah. Praying five times a day. That’s a good topic, right? It’s simple,...

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Two Loves

It was the 21st night of Ramadan. After iftar, we hurriedly performed wudhu and made our way inside Al-Masjid Al-Haram through the King...

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The Trilogy

The opening of your peculiar story, Page one, heartbeat. A divinely written book, with the ink of prophecy Detail of every provision...

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In Love with Love

There’s something about romantic love that captivates the growing mind. It’s a new emotion, a kind of love different from the love our...

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Struggling with My Anxiety Attacks

Every human being is born with an instinct to turn back to Allah. So, it was only natural that even as a young child, my mind fled towards...

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The Blank Canvas of Generosity

An encouraging smile as you pass a stranger. An uplifting word to a brother or sister. A brief moment of full attentiveness as a friend...

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A Letter to My Son

My Dear Son, I’ve dreamt of you many times, of what you’ll look like, sound like, act like. In my dreams you are everything I had...

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On Being A Woman

Here I am on my soapbox again, bringing out my feminist writer’s pen. Angry and irritated? Yes I am, and don’t tell me not to raise my...

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Weigh In, Day 1

How much does the goodness in you weigh? The intentions swimming in your chest, Intentions coated by filth and love; Intentions coated with...

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An Ode To Writer’s Block

this is a piece about writer’s block. stars are in the sky and there are stars, stars swirling against a pitch-black tarp and drawing...

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