-----الصلاة الصلاة الصلاة These were the parting words of advice from my Nabi (saw), before he left this world. Before his soul returned to a different realm. Before Allah (swt) took back His amaanah. His last, most beautiful smile was at his ummah, together in Salah. الله أكبر الله أكبر Sometimes I get too used … Continue reading Salah
The worth of a human being is shown through their akhlaq, their character. And one's character is something they earn - thereby a reflection of their Deen, and tawheed of Allah ﷻ. The best of those are the ones with the best akhlaq. So I ask myself, how is my akhlaq? How is my tawheed … Continue reading Introspection
Bismillah. Ya Allah ﷻ, open the hearing channels of our hearts with your remembrance.----- "What am I searching for? Why does my heart hurt so much? What does it want?" Time and time again I asked myself these questions - searching, seeking, drawing close, pulling back, moving forward, falling backwards. People have always been the … Continue reading Here’s to the Journey
A week ago, I just happened to be driving next to a masjid right before fajr time. So naturally, I decided to pray fajr there. Now praying fajr in the masjid isn't a normal occurrence for me. Waking up for fajr is hard enough as it is, to be completely honest. And as of late, … Continue reading Angels
Ibrahim had these adorable little glasses and said he wanted to be a teacher. He looked just like my little brother. Fatima reached for my arms and quietly lay her head on my shoulder. She was the calmest baby I had ever seen. Mahmoud said he doesn’t go to school because if he did, there … Continue reading Youth for Jordan
Alhamdulillah, I am a new contributor to the Daybreak Press Publishing Blog, run by Anse Tamara Gray's organization Rabata, where I'll be discussing issues such as social justice, feminism, literature, being a Muslim woman, and so much more. To read my latest piece on social justice in literature, click here: Social Justice in Literature. Keep an eye … Continue reading Rabata
A lot of y'all know I like to consider myself a strong, independent woman - and I'm proud of that. A woman who struggles in this life like any other human being, but pushes through. A woman who is vocal about issues that she is passionate about, and isn't afraid to use her voice. A … Continue reading I am woman.
It always bothered me when people told me "You're so strong." Like, no. You have no idea what you're talking about. It took time for me to realize, understand, and embrace the fact that they were right. They are right. I am strong. Alhamdulillah. And I'm grateful for that fact and blessing, because it's what … Continue reading Strong
"Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler." - our beloved Nabi (saw). Traveling allows you to find yourself and discover who you truly are in ways you would have never imagined. You witness incredible amounts of people, lifestyles, perspectives - and your mind opens. You begin to see the … Continue reading Traveling
Bismillah. Hi, friends. If you visit my "about" page, you'll get more insight as to my reasoning for creating this little corner of mine. For now, I'll reiterate something I posted on Instagram recently. Realizing Allah (swt) has so much more planned for me than I ever could have thought or imagined is an overwhelming … Continue reading The journey begins.