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Peace in Times of Chaos

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-RahimAllahumma solli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ‘ala alihi wa sohbihi wa sallim. It’s been a long time –six years, in fact– since I last published anything on this site and for the newsletter. Six years since I last really...

Quick Guide to Masjid Customs

I remember the first few times I reentered the masjid after years of avoiding it. I was literally lost in all sense of the word – from finding the way to the wudhu’ area and the prayer hall, to being flat-out confused as to why everyone prayed two rakaats for...

How to avoid the mistake of harmful sharing

I used to share every single interesting thing I come across on social media. Any content that made me laugh, caused tears to stream down my face, or even those which left me fuming with anger, were all shared,  just because I could.  At first, I didn’t think...

What do you choose to see?

Since enrolling into the university’s news team, I noticed a peculiar thing happening to me. It started innocently enough; an action born out of necessity even. As I walked through the hallways on campus, my head began to automatically turn to face the notice...

How to be an Early Riser

Years ago, my morning routine would involve getting up for Fajr prayers on the third siren sounded by my mum, stumbling out of bed and tripping over fallen blankets, and walking like a zombie to the toilet. Then I’d do my prayers while still being half asleep...

Good Morning!

At the peak of my busy period last semester, I would often be found juggling a mountain of assignments and tests, along with my 1,001 writing activities for my newsletter, website, journal, and other publications (on top of producing my live radio show, Tracklist for...

Grandpa & Grandma

Grandpa stood next to my brothers, relaying instructions on how to assemble the fan back together. With one hand he pointed at pieces of metal lying on the table, and with the other, he hung on tightly to his walking aid. Barely minutes later, he let out a wheeze, and...

Becoming Gordon Ramsay

Sometime last semester, my friends and I came across a video of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and we voted to watch it while eating our lunch. We loved the episode so much — it made for cheap entertainment — that we decided to go through all the other...

Accepting Qodr

One letter, sent daily, for 40 days.
A Quote to keep, an Observation to make, a Du'a to read, a thought to Ruminate. QODR. Begins 8 April 2020.
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