Finding Sakina (Tranquility) in Supplication

When du’as (supplications) are answered, life halts and feels almost fragile. The solace it brings is a gentle [Divine] nudge: that your endured pains have never existed. What an incomparable gift. *** Dear God, In times of distress, I’ve learned that stability is a blessing. That soundness of mind provides you with a complete consciousnessContinue reading “Finding Sakina (Tranquility) in Supplication”

Light Is a Gift & a Mercy

At a point in my life where I was feeling extremely low, I would sometimes go to the nearby masjid just to feel some sort of peace. I would go alone and attempt to avoid any interactions. I would try my best to slow down the negative thoughts that ran through my head. Doing thisContinue reading “Light Is a Gift & a Mercy”

Steadfastness Is Our Superpower

I often used to wonder why people lost faith until I realized how easy it was to do so.  It’s so easy to fall off the right path. It’s easy to stop doing the right things, indulge and follow our desires. Having the freedom to choose between right or wrong is difficult. I honestly sometimesContinue reading “Steadfastness Is Our Superpower”

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”

#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”

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”