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The Search for Solace

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Dec 7, 2017 · 6 min read

Sometimes it feels like all is lost. Sometimes it feels like hope is out of reach. Sometimes it feels like you’re on the brink of...

“Start a Scene.” My Favorite Improv Night

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Dec 2, 2017 · 6 min read

We step onto the stage, just me and my classmate. We’d been through three levels of improv class together, and this was Day 1 of Level 4....

Makkah: The Kingdom of Hearts

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Nov 6, 2016 · 7 min read

“Indeed, there is in the body a morsel of flesh, if it is sound and wholesome, then the whole body will be sound and wholesome and if it...

Are We Making Halal Bacon Haram? | The Need to Understand

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Oct 27, 2016 · 6 min read

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” (Al-Tirmidhi) When I was younger, one of my cousins told me that saying the...

Where’s the Baby?

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Oct 10, 2016 · 6 min read

This piece has been co-authored by my wife, Safa Munim. The questions began just a few weeks into our marriage. Whenever I attended the...

Delving Through Layers of Sabr

Shaziya Barkat
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Oct 3, 2016 · 6 min read

It’s all a vivid memory. I remember those sunny afternoons filled with young, bright laughter and the arms that raised me and my cousins...

In Love with Love

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May 13, 2016 · 6 min read

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...

The Blank Canvas of Generosity

Shaziya Barkat
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Feb 11, 2016 · 4 min read

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...

A Letter to My Son

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Jan 2, 2016 · 4 min read

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...

On Being A Woman

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Dec 30, 2015 · 4 min read

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...

Follow the Path of Resilience

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Oct 20, 2015 · 5 min read

Through patience and persistence, follow the path of resilience. Keep on fighting despite what comes your way. You may be knocked down one...

#WhoIsMuhammad

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Jan 30, 2015 · 8 min read

Spurred by the tragic terror attacks in Paris, Muslims took to social media in January to positively reclaim the image of the Prophet...