death Tag Archive

Encased in a Dead Body

Memoir by
Apr 2 · 12 min read

It was a difficult day. My wife and I left weekend school early to attend the funeral prayer and burial of a community member’s father. I...

Helping My Forgotten Family

Memoir by
Mar 24 · 9 min read

I sat in the car, wringing my hands. When my mother in law mentioned that she was coming to do this, I had jumped at it, thinking of it as...

Unrequited Love

Story by
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....

Struggling with My Anxiety Attacks

Memoir by
Feb 22, 2016 · 6 min read

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...

Diary of a Syrian Refugee

Story by
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...

The Hourglass

Poem by
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...

Shift in Gear

Memoir by
Nov 4, 2013 · 5 min read

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,...

Not Her Cup of Tea: Part I

Story by
May 26, 2013 · 6 min read

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

The Taste of Death

Poem by
Feb 1, 2013 · 4 min read

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...

Invisible Fetters

Memoir by
Jan 14, 2013 · 5 min read

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...

Haunting Past

Story by
Apr 4, 2012 · 10 min read

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...

Deathly Reminders

Memoir by
Feb 29, 2012 · 5 min read

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,...