I face my reflectionWith a solemn realisationI am not where I want to be. She’s asking me again,Yes, I see her, even without my glassesWith the most probing glances;What I could have done differentlyTo make you happy. No time to contemplateIt’s time to plaster onYour Friday Best smileWith the selectively placed tearThe crowd is waiting,In […]
diversity on our terms.
We’ve eaten (pun absolutely intended) half of Ramadan already. The first day feels like the longest day of your life and then before you know it, she’s come and gone. Time becomes fluid (and yet again, pun intended) with my incomprehensible sleep schedule and lightheadedness throughout the day. The taraweeh nights feel shorter and shorter […]
“We’ve always had Islamophobia” “Shootings happen all the time” “The shooter was crazy, right? Who cares about him?”
I started wearing the hijab back in 2013. I remember the lead up. I’d be sick out of my mind studying, and stand in front of a mirror and try many different hijab tutorials on YouTube, with any pins and scarves I could find in my house. Through the many un-creditable women, I found my […]
Your words are a tool. They’re a convoy of every emotion the human brain possesses. They’re incapable of reflecting our highest highs (of high school football). They’re capable of causing great pain. Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ لَيَتَكَلَّمُ بِالْكَلِمَةِ يَنْزِلُ بِهَا فِي النَّارِ أَبْعَدَ […]