People Always Leave

My heart fell when I heard the inevitable news. There were so many reasons as to why this was happening – I was trying hard to be optimistic and look at the bigger picture. It doesn’t reveal itself to me immediately, it takes time – it’s as though slowly, piece by piece, God explains the wisdom behind His decisions. He does it only when He knows I’m ready to understand it. Continue reading “People Always Leave”

Quran [8:30]

Wednesday was planned. From the start until the end. The only thing that wasn’t anticipated were the casual, yet meaningful conversations I had with some people. I always seem to have these talks with most: when there is an impactful exchange of opinions but in a lighthearted, tolerant manner – such that it is enlightening but also easily digestible. I was glad – this added to my Continue reading “Quran [8:30]”

Heart

My life has purpose. It has meaning. It’s tailor made. Meticulously structured by the One for my benefit. Everything that happens to me has a reason behind it. Sometimes I know it, and sometimes I don’t. It’s not important to always know why something happened – although if I observe, I can usually tell. It’s a gut feeling that comes with Continue reading “Heart”

Reiteration

I remember my first steps into Islam – my Islam. I can never dismiss, let alone forget, that period in my life – the despair, the feeling of being completely lost, the need to press the restart button in my life. I quite literally felt I was being Continue reading “Reiteration”

The First Day I Wore The Hijab*

I was going through some old notes in my phone, and I found a date saved – both the Islamic and Lunar calendar equivalent. I wrote it down because I wanted to remember the day I first Continue reading “The First Day I Wore The Hijab*”

5 Misconceptions People Have Had About Me Post Hijab

Stereotypical assumptions are very common, and I’ve had the luxury of knowing some of the ones people have had about me pre and post hijab. I actually quite like Continue reading “5 Misconceptions People Have Had About Me Post Hijab”

5 Ways To Practise Positive Thinking

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to fall back into thinking negatively and playing the blame game?

The thought of penning this down came as I myself was being gripped by critical thoughts, which goes to show you just how Continue reading “5 Ways To Practise Positive Thinking”

REVIEW: Behind Picket Fences by Hend Hegazi

Some of us are in constant, demoralising comparison of our genuine adversity with others’ projected reality.

Rating: 5/5

Genre: Islamic Fiction

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Mind Over Matter

This past week, I had a couple of days where I physically did not have the energy to drag myself off the bed in the mornings. I write this as I am currently down with a nasty cold which has left me feeling as though a car ran over my Continue reading “Mind Over Matter”