Unfair as thy fate might seem
Through the distress of circumstances seen
Comes hope, the mistress that does not deem
And faith, the wife that shall redeem
Polygamy in the premises of the choices unkindled
When a man fears his decisions
My stomach clenched. Surrounded by an unpleasant stench in the gym, I froze with fear as my physical education teacher informed us that the upcoming weeks would be spent learning the salsa dance. The goal of these lessons was to understand how to …
The dark blue fortified a foreign feeling,
An enigmatic emotion that was not ready to testify.
‘Twas like ink submerging in the celestial ceiling.
I verify the color that swept the surface of this sky.
What may be declared of that which is n…
Written by Omar Shareef of Muslim Medicine for Muslim Youth Musings.
He was but a young impressionable man from the hood,
Naïve to the world but clung to faith as best as he could.
Surrounded by a tempting torrential dark sea of lust and desi…
At the break of dawn must four song sparrows learn to fly,
So at the highest tree of their marsh, a plan they devise,
That three would stay low to catch the one that cl…
The following piece, “With a Soul, I Fly” by Hibbah Haddam, was chosen from a selection of submissions for Expressions: Sisters’ Open Mic, an event at George Mason University sponsored by Muslim Youth Musings. On November 28th, participants were g…
There are days when the sun is on a chariot, bursting through the clouds.
And I am elevated enough to throw my head back and allow its rays to greet me.
Those same days I sweep down from that altitude to give my salaams to the city of grass that…
Another tear rolls down my cheek,
I feel it meandering its way down,
Joining the others to form a stream.
I slowly close my crimson drenched eyes,
Feeling the shatter inside my chest;
The vessel has finally begun to leak.
‘In life you will…
Days draw horizontal lines
In the hallow centre of my unkempt mind.
Invisibly etched words leave their mark
A standing silhouette in the lingering dark
A Ramadan Hitchhiker I had always been
Ramadan, a smokeless mirror, soul buried in sin…
Go to any quotation site, and you’ll notice that most of the quotes come from famous people.
However, whoever said that wisdom comes only from famous people?
The following is a compilation of true stories and conjured tales from MYM staff wr…