Facing Vulnerability

I turned 23 this past summer and ever since, I’ve been reflecting on my life and the things I’ve learned about myself. My thoughts immediately wandered to the idea of vulnerability and my experiences with it. For so long, I’ve viewed vulnerability as something although so raw and sometimes messy, was rooted in strength. But … Continue reading Facing Vulnerability

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 … Continue reading Finding Sakina (Tranquility) in Supplication

#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 sweet … Continue reading #OurThreeBrothers & Beyond: Silence Is a Form of Injustice