mercy Tag Archive

Delving Through Layers of Sabr

Shaziya Barkat
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Oct 3, 2016 · 6 min read

It’s all a vivid memory. I remember those sunny afternoons filled with young, bright laughter and the arms that raised me and my cousins...

The Blessing of Pain

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Sep 18, 2013 · 7 min read

Of the symptoms associated with heartache is a frantic change in emotion. I am half way through the pangs of sorrow when I stop to breathe....

Holidays or Holy Days?

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Jul 11, 2013 · 5 min read

I once read someone’s musings on happiness, and it gave me a much more active perspective on the emotion. The writer mentioned that he...

Mirror of A Believer

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Feb 14, 2013 · 2 min read

Mirror, mirror on the wall, Reflecting the past, the treacherous falls, My soul’s weaknesses pierce your glare, And reflect again on my...

A Soul’s Showpiece

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Feb 11, 2013 · 5 min read

It stood gracefully on a shelf of an antique wooden cabinet – a showpiece in the shape of a heart bordered with Swarovski diamonds. Its...

Basket of Moonlight

Story by
Feb 22, 2012 · 7 min read

I was no longer sure about the time of day. Not a ray of sunlight was apparent to signify the morning, nor was there a sliver of moonlight...

Colors of the Wind

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Jan 21, 2012 · 3 min read

Become one with the earth. Lay upon the dirt from which you came. Sinking, melting, Streaming down the crevices Cracks, slipping further....

A Letter To The Heart

Memoir by
Oct 5, 2011 · 3 min read

Dear Heart, I write this to you as a reminder. Eighteen years and still together, you are surely one of my closest companions. I’ve heard...

How To Perform Repentance (Part 2)

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Aug 20, 2009 · 10 min read

What are the 5 crucial steps to perform a complete repentance? Learn more about the intentions and actions required for tawbah....