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If I Weep

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Dec 21, 2017 · 4 min read

if i weep, it’s because i can only hold onto grief,   and if i cry, it’s because there’s no place for me,   and...

Her Name Meant Mercy

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Dec 14, 2017 · 3 min read

When I first saw her, I couldn’t yet perceive That this veiled figure would be the friend of my dreams Whose existence was hidden from me...

Un-blocked: Tackling Writer’s Block

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Nov 22, 2017 · 4 min read

My river of ink has finally run dry and its bank of blank sheets are vast, haunting. How do I pull my pen across the foe that frightens me...

Awake at This Hour

Maryam Abdul-Kareem
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Nov 15, 2017 · 2 min read

To be awake at this hour, submitting to my Lord / Awake! / To the nourishment of the soul...

They Were Blessed

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Nov 8, 2017 · 2 min read

They raised their eyebrows, and glanced towards each other, the thoughts obvious, a full conversation, without any words...

Light & Darkness

Maryam Abdul-Kareem
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Oct 17, 2017 · 3 min read

Ponder. Light and Darkness. Too often I found myself in the absence of Light....

To A Mere Headscarf

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Sep 28, 2017 · 3 min read

You are spit at, ripped off, flown and lit. But when I advocate for you, shout out the world for you, they treat me like you. I am spit at,...

He Asked Her…

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Jul 30, 2017 · 3 min read

He asked her If you were once what is beneath you, Then aren’t your sleeves a bit too see-through? Isn’t vulnerability kind of...

13 Ways of Looking at My Mother

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Jul 16, 2017 · 3 min read

Her pale, slender fingers fly through my hair as she braids it in the kitchen on a Monday morning, while I panic, thinking of my bus to...

From Sadness to Satisfaction

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Jun 15, 2017 · 3 min read

Unexplainable sorrow alongside this blinding happiness as I read, With all my days of laziness and negativity, I now don’t agree. As...

Dead Language

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Jun 15, 2017 · 1 min read

My heart sat on the window pane: bleaked; stripped; pounding. I reminisced of the stolen happiness sitting on my face. I rewrote my tears...

What Makes Me Happy?

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Jun 15, 2017 · 1 min read

I love my Quran It helps me grow my eman I have already made a start By learning 9 surahs by heart I open it every day To lead me to the...