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Light & Darkness

Maryam Abdul-Kareem
Poem by
Oct 17 · 3 min read

Ponder. Light and Darkness. Too often I found myself in the absence of Light....

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...

Tell My Friends I Miss Them

Ibrahim Jimoh
Poem by
Oct 23, 2016 · 2 min read

Why am I empty Of men who pledge loyalty To their Lord, the Most High? Where are my friends, where are they? Please, where are you, show...

A Fresh Start

Essay by
Oct 22, 2013 · 9 min read

I didn’t say hello. I didn’t say salaam. I didn’t ask for a name. Nor did I say mine. I just walked straight up to someone...

The Eye of the Artist

Poem by
Sep 3, 2013 · 3 min read

She sees herself in black and white: No vibrant hues, no trace of life. No shade, no texture, spark of hope Just insufficient paint-brush...

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...

For It is Allah Whom I Obey

Poem by
Aug 27, 2012 · 2 min read

I am pulled towards pain, as I watch them all waste away. All my friends engage, and I feel enraged. Must I stay away? I glance and...

A Vignette of Two Vendors

Poem by
Dec 30, 2011 · 2 min read

I know a woman who sells perfume, and keeps me apprized of the richest scents in bloom. Whenever I find my fragrances nearly finished, I...

A Friend To Remember: Part II

Story by
Dec 20, 2011 · 10 min read

Continued from ‘A Friend to Remember: Part I’ Kalia got upset at the worst of things. I walked over to my mother’s car after...

A Friend To Remember: Part I

Story by
Dec 19, 2011 · 9 min read

It was another year at beloved public school, another year at Valley Falls High – home of brand new desks and bats in the ceiling....

A Mother’s Gift: Part I

Story by
Nov 14, 2011 · 11 min read

I looked at my watch, holding it under a streetlight. 12:00 – midnight. I ran down the street, heart racing, shoes pounding against the...

I’m So Not Worth Anything

Story by
Dec 27, 2010 · 9 min read

It was a beautiful moonlit, starless night. I gazed out of the window and breathed in deeply. It all seemed so peaceful, but yet, the...