Brownie Points: A Chocoholic’s Dream Come True

I have a sweet tooth, a chocolate tooth and a filled tooth. The filled tooth is a result of the sweet tooth. In order to keep the filling...

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Encased in a Dead Body

It was a difficult day. My wife and I left weekend school early to attend the funeral prayer and burial of a community member’s father. I...

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Helping My Forgotten Family

I sat in the car, wringing my hands. When my mother in law mentioned that she was coming to do this, I had jumped at it, thinking of it as...

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Express Yourself! By Wisam Sharieff

It was a low point. I just suffered a blow in my personal life, and I was trying to grab those pieces and figure out how to move forward....

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My Fear of Love

You saw me friendly, eyes always crinkled in a smile, even venturing to describe me a rose of society. And though I had denied it then,...

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An Anachronism of Sorts

At first, I simply thought I didn’t matter. Not necessarily because my voice, being so soft, was ignored or spoken over whenever it...

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The Most Beautiful Names: Part 1

“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” – Surah Al-A’raf 7:180 Join the MYM Staff as we...

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Their Joined Palms

He’s a forgotten man, in tattered clothes, searching for his home. High piles of trash line the road he walks. His gaze shifts uneasily....

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A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 2

Continued from A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1 “What happened Nana? Did you fall?” I asked between sobs. He nodded at me. My mom...

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A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1

It was a little while after Fajr. I smiled at the sound of giggles wafting down from the bedroom at the top of the stairs. I soon found...

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