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Encased in a Dead Body

Arif Kabir
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...

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A Month To Eternity

Mariam Qureshi
Jul 26, 2013 · 2 min read

My heart is a wreck, Iman equivalent to a speck. I feel as though I stand in prayer alone When they claim Islam is outdated, outgrown. For...

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The Summer Before College

Meryam Khan
Jul 9, 2013 · 4 min read

Growing up, I always thought summer was about outdoor barbecues, picnics, pool parties, and vacations. It didn’t occur to me that...

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Flicker of Hope

Sara Bawany
May 22, 2013 · 3 min read

Numbness overcomes me once I finally see That I beg for a savior, but it is in vain that I plea. Storm clouds enshroud the sunrise As we...

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I See Creation

Basiratulann Shahid
Jan 4, 2013 · 2 min read

Open the world. What do you see? Hidden within the vibrant blues, I see lace coral, starfish, The seadragon carrying life on its tail, In...

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Send Me to the Planetarium

Jan 1, 2012 · 4 min read

As a young girl, I developed an overzealous fascination with outer space. The balance of the blazing stars astounded me – especially...

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Painting Time

Basiratulann Shahid
Dec 13, 2011 · 1 min read

I’m wasting colours, painting time, Throwing the pen in the air, Slicing okra in the orange-faded Kitchen, watching the thirds tessellate...

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Mud or Gold

Arif Kabir
Dec 19, 2009 · 4 min read

Many years ago, while waiting for my father to pick me up from school, I sat in front of the Masjid playground, mesmerized by the sand all...

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You Will Not Move Forward!

Abd Al-Baasit Khan
Feb 11, 2009 · 5 min read

The Prophet ﷺ said, "A human being will not move forward on the Day of Judgment, with their Lord, until they're asked about 5 things......

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