Aziza Pauff Author

Aziza, lovingly named after her maternal grandmother, is a part-Indian, part-European Ohioan. With an interest in writing and learning more about her faith of Islam, she found her niche in MYM. She is excited to be able to communicate the cherished feelings in her heart. Through her pieces, she hopes to inspire not only Muslims, but non-Muslims alike.

Her Name Meant Mercy

Poem by
Dec 14, 2017 · 3 min read

When I first saw her, I couldn’t yet perceive That this veiled figure would be the friend of my dreams Whose existence was hidden from me...

A Grandfather’s Prayer: Part 2

Story by
Feb 8, 2017 · 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, 2017 · 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...

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...

The Hourglass

Poem by
Nov 28, 2013 · 3 min read

How I longed to live in those moments that passed. Though stationary I sat, inside I was going fast. For I was an hourglass of trickling...

Hearts of Gold

Poem by
Jul 30, 2013 · 2 min read

It gives a new meaning to time, This annual beauty, manifestly sublime That transforms minds, purifies souls, And turns rusty hearts into...