I want to tell you a story. No, several stories, in fact. This is not what you think it is. I am introduced to someone. He is a guy. I greet him. He replies. He proceeds to extend his hands towards me for a handshake. I respectfully decline. He looks embarrassed. Sometimes, I unconsciously shake … Continue reading Non-Mahrams
When it comes to studying for school, I am what they call, by definition –a lazy student. It took me about two years into the university to realize that I do not like reading. I mean school books specifically. I can read any other book except for my school books. I could even pick up … Continue reading A Lazy Student’s Guide to Studying
Aaliyah peeled her eyes open. Everything around her was blurry. She felt so drowsy and disoriented. The ceiling lights were blinding and she tried to look around to figure out where she was. There was this annoying beeping sound coming from a machine beside her. She could make out the IV line extending from the … Continue reading The Hardest Lesson to Learn
There is an Islamic lecture that I listened to, a long time ago. I can’t remember the title exactly, nor can I remember the speaker. But something that he said keeps resonating within me, begging to be constantly remembered. He said that when a bird is about to fly, it beats its wings, then lets … Continue reading Having The Fear and Love of Allah
Aaliyah had been struggling with herself recently. All what she had strived to build over the years was crumbing down. She was struggling with her Islamic classes at the mosque, she hardly attended her Qur’an memorization classes with her Ustazah (female teacher), and her school grades were dropping. She was hardly ever consistent with anything. … Continue reading She was The Hero…
Ramadan has just ended, and the mission to be better Muslims still remains. As muslims, one of the things that we should always strive to do is to improve ourselves. We need to constantly check on ourselves to improve our character. Allah says in the Qur'an, لَهُۥ مُعَقِّبَٰتٌ مِّنۢ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِۦ يَحْفَظُونَهُۥ مِنْ … Continue reading 6 Tips for Self-Improvement
Hello and welcome back! Eid Mubarak to you all! Hope you all had a wonderful celebration? I apologise for having been gone for too long. I have been dealing with a lot, and trying to create new, better content for you all. So let's get down to business. REGULAR UPDATES I apologise for my previous … Continue reading Welcome back!
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It’s not only school work that bothers me –becoming successful with my writing also does. Seeing other wonderful, inspirational writers out there, intimidates me. Scrolling through instagram and seeing other bloggers’ pages and followers makes me envious. And it kills me that I’m too scared and lazy to put in the work. I don’t even … Continue reading Afraid of giving my all; part 2
Recently, I’ve been wondering why I am not getting any better at school. Like, I mean, I have always considered myself to be someone who is intelligent… I think. At least I got awards in secondary school. I was the best in my class. That counts, right? But everything seemed to change once I got … Continue reading Afraid of giving my all; part 1