Hijab: Oppression or Freedom?

They see the scarf on my head and they see oppression. They see me covering my hair and wearing loose clothing to hide the shape and figure of my body and they wonder how can I possibly be happy clothing myself this way. They see misogyny. β€˜Her husband must have forced her’, they think to … Continue reading Hijab: Oppression or Freedom?

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Angels

I was nominated to take part in this October writing prompt by Zoya at Seeking Words. I don't think I will be able to find something worthwhile to write about for every single prompt but I will give it a go and try and find some inspiration. Hope you enjoy and whoever reads this, I … Continue reading Angels

His Love is a Force of Nature

His love is a cascading river; endlessly pouring itself into the sea, corroding harsh rocks and bringing nourishment to the life around it. His love is a volcano; ready to unleash a flow of fire, passionate and scorching. His love is an evergreen tree through the harshest of winters; enduring and unfaltering. His love is … Continue reading His Love is a Force of Nature

I Long for That Place

I long for that place. I long for that beautiful and serene place. That place where I will feel happiness and contentment to the extent that every single moment of heartache and misery in this life will seem as though it never happened. Every tear I have shed, every cry of anguish, every ounce of … Continue reading I Long for That Place

The Ones whose Hearts are Torn

Allah said: I am with the ones whose hearts are torn Hadith Qudsi Allah is with the ones whose hearts are torn. He is with those souls who can't sleep at night from the pain of their broken hearts. Those ones whose hearts have been trodden on and left with a reminder.Β Hearts in shreds, battered … Continue reading The Ones whose Hearts are Torn

The Mountain of Acquaintance

She thought of the ones who came first on this earth. The very first humans. Adam (AS) and Hawwa. The way they were both cast down to this earth to stay here for the rest of their lives. Not only that, but they were both cast down to completely different parts of the world. Adam … Continue reading The Mountain of Acquaintance

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims around the world, to the ummah, my brothers and sisters who I love for the sake of Allah. Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept it from you and us). I pray you all have a beautiful and blessed day. But don't let it make you forget. When you … Continue reading Eid Mubarak!

The Nun and the Muslimah

You respect her, While you suspect me. You smile at her, And you widen your eyes at me. You don't question her lifestyle, so different from yours, Yet I am alienated despite having more in common. She vows never to marry, While marriage and children is encouraged for me and you. Her head dress doesn't … Continue reading The Nun and the Muslimah