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

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

As Sunset Approached

As sunset approached, she made sincere and heartfelt du'a, knowing that this is the time when supplications are readily accepted; the time between Asr and Maghrib salah; the time just before the fast is broken. She prayed for her fast to be accepted. She prayed for forgiveness for all of the muslims and herself. She … Continue reading As Sunset Approached

Two Years a Muslim

More than two years gone by. Simultaneously a lifetime and a brief passing moment. Such a short time since she uttered a few significant words that changed her life. A sentence, so powerful and momentous when said with conviction and belief. Something she now says several times a day throughout her prayers. For two years … Continue reading Two Years a Muslim

Struggles of a Revert – Part 3

Continuing on from Struggles of a Revert and Struggles of a Revert – Part 2, I wanted to discuss some more issues and difficulties which reverts may face. Too much emphasis on your name After you have accepted Islam, you are trying to learn so many new things all at once and it can feel very overwhelming. There … Continue reading Struggles of a Revert – Part 3

When we Question Allah

Human beings have a natural flare for being arrogant and egotistical. Deep inside of us all, is the capacity and potential to be ungrateful for the abundance of blessings we have. So often we overlook all of the blessings and bounties which are bestowed upon us and instead we focus on the things we think … Continue reading When we Question Allah

Algerian Proverb: People with No Benefit

I want to start regularly sharing and writing about Algerian proverbs. There is something I love about Algerian proverbs in the way that they are often so metaphorical and they draw comparisons to real life situations so beautifully. My husband teaches me these sayings and so often shares these jewels of wisdom with me and … Continue reading Algerian Proverb: People with No Benefit

HER Stories: She Saved Herself

She was trapped in her own mind with her perilous thoughts. Each one torturing her, tormenting her. She needed someone to save her. To save her from herself.  She began suffocating as each thought pushed her down further. But she couldn't wait around to be saved, she had to save herself. She had to fight back. … Continue reading HER Stories: She Saved Herself