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”

21 Things I Learned in 21 Years

I turned 21 in August, and after some time of reflection (and mourning of my childhood) I wrote down a list of things I learned: Sometimes things may take longer for you than they do for others, and that’s okay. Trust the process and find peace in whatever pace life is going at for you.Continue reading “21 Things I Learned in 21 Years”

Living in Egypt for a Year

2010. As soon as I stepped out of the airport, I remember gulping in the ancient air and instantaneously looking around. I absorbed everything in awe: the ground plastered with sand, the exhaust from the traffic of cars swirling up into the bright blue sky, the worn buildings, and copper-colored people rushing back and forthContinue reading “Living in Egypt for a Year”

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”

#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”