The Push & Pull of Writing

How can I consider myself a writer when I haven’t written in a while? When I’m having trouble picking up a pen (in reality, my laptop) and weaving words together in a way that is simply coherent? I honestly struggle with feeling insecure about embracing the label of being a writer. It’s one of the reasons whyContinue reading “The Push & Pull of Writing”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Heart of a Warrior | Poem

It doesn’t seem very real until seeing someone a person who I hold dearly to my heart a person who has fought my fights and patched up my four year old dresses and when life gets its way trying with all my might to attack the stings of built up emotion she holds me tight embracingContinue reading “Heart of a Warrior | Poem”