death Tag Archive

Struggling with My Anxiety Attacks

Every human being is born with an instinct to turn back to Allah. So, it was only natural that even as a young child, my mind fled towards...

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Diary of a Syrian Refugee

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

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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Shift in Gear

Death. We hear the word so frequently that it’s become almost meaningless. We see it on the news when we read about suicides, murders,...

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Not Her Cup of Tea: Part I

Trudging through the sodden dirt-path, the permanent frown on Amaan’s face deepened as she lost herself in thought. The mud streaked her...

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The Taste of Death

What if your day had arrived? Imagine if your entire life was a lie. Assess yourself as your sins flash by; You’re wasting your youth and...

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Invisible Fetters

It was fifteen minutes to midnight and sleep was the last thing on my mind. I lazily scrolled through the news feed on my Facebook account...

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Haunting Past

Intisar shut down her laptop, picked up her jacket and tucked a stray wisp of curly brown hair into her scarf. Picking up her bag, she...

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Deathly Reminders

I saw death coming right in front of me, and all I felt was fear. What will happen when it comes for me? Or you? * * * She lay there, weak,...

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The Birth of Death

I had just dropped my sisters off at madrassah – the mosque school – and was heading home. The sun was finally calling it a...

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