Warda | Short Story

Warda entered the dimly lit room and smiled, her teeth gleamed, and crinkles formed at the corners of her eyes. She wandered the perimeter of the small home. It wasn’t much, but it was all she’d ever known. She skipped towards the center and jumped, softly landing on the middle of the intricately detailed carpetContinue reading “Warda | Short Story”

Your Comfort Zone Is a Mindset

For the last couple of years, I’ve been feeling as though I’ve been oddly stuck in a sheltered bubble. Everything that bubble encompassed has undeniably shaped my mind and character. Surrounding myself around things that were comfortable, has set limits on myself and what I can be. It has done more harm than good. Realizing this reality,Continue reading “Your Comfort Zone Is a Mindset”

#OurThreeBrothers & Beyond: Silence Is a Form of Injustice

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’un Indeed we belong to God, and to Him we shall return. It’s difficult to not let the anger that we inevitably feel when we hear about horror stories such as this to consume our heart. When my eyes and ears have to witness sweetContinue reading “#OurThreeBrothers & Beyond: Silence Is a Form of Injustice”

Honing Your Spiritual Wisdom In Times of Despair

When you beg for Allah to guide you in a matter, you may not always perceive His response to be clear. Your understanding may be distorted by your desires, or your eyes may be blind to the truth that He has unveiled in front of you. But Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), He is everContinue reading “Honing Your Spiritual Wisdom In Times of Despair”

My First Home

Once I arrived at my long awaited destination, I attempted to open my eyes. I instantly regretted it, for I was welcomed by brightness that shot at me mercilessly. I closed my eyes and relied on my other senses to take everything in. A layer of cold enveloped me and rudely left harsh goosebumps that rakedContinue reading “My First Home”

God & His Servant: It’s an Odd Relationship

“And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favor of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is (generally) most unjust and ungrateful.” —Surah Ibrahim [14:34] My mind cannot wrap around the fact that the Most Merciful allows me to speak to Him, cry out to Him,Continue reading “God & His Servant: It’s an Odd Relationship”

Reconciling with Doing Something I Love & Feeling Unappreciated

There had been something in my life that I absolutely loved to do. I was excited to jump out of bed hours early just to plan out the day. I would go above and beyond the expectations because it made me beam with happiness inside. Sometimes, the things I would do would be unnecessary andContinue reading “Reconciling with Doing Something I Love & Feeling Unappreciated”

Hysterical | Poem

my heart cries, smiles and laughs all at the same time it doesn’t make sense. my mind chooses not to block out the thoughts instead it overworks itself, overthinking being the culprit of it crashing dizziness overtaking me every time. my eyes, searching for a place far more homelier than here where the stars shineContinue reading “Hysterical | Poem”

Rules of Life

I want to live by these four simple rules with hopes that they will enable me to be able to navigate certain situations and be more content with the unpredictable nature of life. There’s nothing wrong with going about things backwards sometimes. Happiness doesn’t always look the same for everyone. You can’t let others convinceContinue reading “Rules of Life”

Beauty in Hardship: Faith

A man spoke of the Syrian refugee crisis. He wondered why so many of the refugees relied on God’s help. Why they had faith. His heart ached. He angrily proclaimed that God wasn’t there. That the Syrians were crying out to no one, Praying to a God who didn’t care enough to relieve them ofContinue reading “Beauty in Hardship: Faith”