prayer Tag Archive

Awake at This Hour

Maryam Abdul-Kareem
Poem by
Nov 15 · 2 min read

To be awake at this hour, submitting to my Lord / Awake! / To the nourishment of the soul...

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...

A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 2

Story by
Feb 8 · 10 min read

Continued from A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1 “What happened Nana? Did you fall?” I asked between sobs. He nodded at me. My mom...

A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 1

Story by
Feb 3 · 7 min read

It was a little while after Fajr. I smiled at the sound of giggles wafting down from the bedroom at the top of the stairs. I soon found...

A Silent Reconciliation

Story by
Dec 17, 2016 · 4 min read

He sighed, trudging towards the bathroom. His day had consisted of chai, tables, charts and angry clients. He had come home to find out...

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...

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...

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,...

Words From Heaven

Memoir by
Aug 17, 2012 · 7 min read

The words gracefully marched in unison, vibrating all along, to where they were meant to gather. It was as if a gentle breeze was blowing,...