At the Heart of it All

Muhammad Xhemali
Aug 29, 2014 · 5 min read

His brightly polished royally brown oxfords tapped along the cool morning pavement as he rushed to who knows where on a brisk morning....

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A Soul’s Return

Shahin Indorewala
Aug 22, 2014 · 4 min read

She walked with her legs heavy and her soul down. The air was cold and sharp and stung the inside of her nose as she took a deep breath....

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The Purpose of Optimism

Mehraj Hassan
Aug 5, 2014 · 6 min read

Optimism is a virtue of the righteous believer. Being optimistic is to be hopeful and confident about what the future holds. We have been...

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Feature: Quilt of Kindness

Rahma Zakaria
Jul 31, 2014 · 6 min read

This piece was published as part of an MYM partnership with Washington, D.C.’s Muslim Inter-scholastic Tournament (MIST). The highlight...

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Who Makes the Rules?

Aamir Shamsi
Jun 9, 2014 · 5 min read

If we were to ask any Muslim, practising or not practising, if they thought they were more knowledgeable, wiser or more morally upright...

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Her Name was Mariam

Attiya Latif
Jun 5, 2014 · 11 min read

It was only ever supposed to be a joke, a trick, a meager, selfish brutality that we thought would fade away just as soon as it was...

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Bittersweet Solitude

Sara Bawany
Mar 29, 2014 · 3 min read

In the chilling whispers of the night, Thoughts begin to race, take flight. I listen to my shallow breathing And the thump of my...

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You Are Ethereal

Raadia Khan
Mar 13, 2014 · 4 min read

This is a message to anyone who has ever struggled, with anything: You’ll be okay. Sit back and remember; Allah loves you, a lot. You...

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The Final Appointment

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Feb 15, 2014 · 5 min read

Written by Jasim Malik, MYM Contributor Being informed of my upcoming dentist appointment brought numerous, rather unpleasant memories back...

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Black Holes and Sunrises

Adnan Samma
Adnan Samma
Jan 22, 2014 · 3 min read

The dark blue fortified a foreign feeling, An enigmatic emotion that was not ready to testify. ‘Twas like ink submerging in the celestial...

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Diary of a Syrian Refugee

Maryam Ahmed
Jan 18, 2014 · 9 min read

March 18, 2012 The noise of the fighting on the other side of the border has started up again, more a groaning clatter sputtering...

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The Hourglass

Aziza Pauff
Nov 28, 2013 · 3 min read

How I longed to live in those moments that passed. Though stationary I sat, inside I was going fast. For I was an hourglass of trickling...

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