A Stranger’s Pain

Busy streets, people rushing past. Strangers and blank faces flow by without so much as a glance or a blink of an eye to one another. Without acknowledging or recognising their fellow human beings. Suits and designer dresses breeze past homeless people on the corner of the street. Everyone breezes past each other. Not reaching … Continue reading A Stranger’s Pain


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!

A World Beyond Repair

Death, destruction, despair. A world beyond repair. Terror, tyranny and tears. Victims of all years. Nations wiped - genocide, People look on worldwide. Governments, police: corrupt, To protect or destruct? Refugees turned away, Despite room for them to stay. Attacks worldwide without reprieve, Only white lives are grieved. More flowing blood than water, No end … Continue reading A World Beyond Repair

Abdullah and Zaheera: Continued

Here is another excerpt from the novel I am working on, following on from the first part here. Zaheera walked for hours. It was getting dark now; she knew because she could feel the chill enclosing around her. She decided to bury herself in the sand to try and keep warm. She felt a sudden … Continue reading Abdullah and Zaheera: Continued

He is There

When the sunrises and the birds sing their praise He is there When the sun shines clear through bright summer days He is there When the sun sets and the day comes to an end He is there As night draws in and we depart from friends He is there When the stars and the … Continue reading He is There

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

I thought of You Today

I thought of you today my dear, just the same as any other. A hole in the shape of you was still painful to discover. Today the taste of your absence was sharper and harder to swallow. As everyone came in, I expected you to follow. I could see the pride in your face that would … Continue reading I thought of You Today

Arabic Proverb: Silence is an Answer to the Stupid

Today I wanted to share an Arabic proverb which is so simple yet powerful السكوت على الاحمق جوابه Literal translation: Silence is an answer to the stupid. There are some things which, to put it frankly, do not deserve a response. For whatever reason that may be, sometimes people are looking for a reaction of … Continue reading Arabic Proverb: Silence is an Answer to the Stupid