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Beyond the Surface

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Nov 4 · 8 min read

This wasn’t the first time the fisherman had hauled in a once living person, but never before had it been child-sized....

Layla’s Miracle

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Jun 15 · 11 min read

The train slipped through the silent, snowy landscape. Most passengers were either returning home or vacationing. But one, a petite girl of...

Blissful Ignorance

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Jun 15 · 7 min read

I see her every morning. Some days, her head is held high, smile plastered across her face, daring anyone to do anything but smile back,...

A Barren Piece of Rock

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Jun 15 · 6 min read

She was one of the most famous women in her town. Famous not for her wealth or lineage but for her never ending ability to give – if...

A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 2

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Feb 8 · 10 min read

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

A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1

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Feb 3 · 7 min read

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...

Life Management™

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Jan 18 · 8 min read

Dear Human, This is to inform you that life as you know it has been binned. There were a lot of complaints regarding life as it had been,...

Unrequited Love

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Dec 23, 2016 · 10 min read

I ran through the doors, leaving behind startled nurses and doctors. “Where’s the emergency room? Where is he?” I shouted....

A Silent Reconciliation

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Dec 17, 2016 · 4 min read

He sighed, trudging towards the bathroom. His day had consisted of chai, tables, charts and angry clients. He had come home to find out...

Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 2

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Nov 28, 2016 · 13 min read

Continued from Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1 That’s my cue. Tucking my gum into the corner of my mouth to save for later, I step out...

Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1

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Nov 21, 2016 · 10 min read

“It’s Afra,” she says wearily. “My name is Afra. Your name is Khawlah. It’s not hard to call people by their names you know. And...

How Could She Do This?

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Sep 27, 2016 · 5 min read

HOW COULD SHE DO THIS? I really looked up to her, I can’t believe she would stoop this low. I mean, she was the first hijabi to appear on...