Category: Reflections

The boat

There will be times when you watch others go through misfortune with no way to help them. So you stand still and you pray, meanwhile being thankful you are spared such pain. There will also be times when you watch others pray for your situation. So you stand still and pray that you may survive…

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my Canvas

As Ramadan nears its end, I begin to reflect on how quickly it flew by. I was reading Quran one night, my eyes were slowly going through the rich arabic words, trying to decipher every meaning and visualise every verse. Fighting to clear my clustered heart with the serenity of Allah’s word. Nearing the end…

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He feels my pain more than even myself. He celebrates my joys more than anyone else. He hears my thoughts, even when unspoken. He loves me more than a heart can ever love. He is ready to forgive my mistakes and embrace my faults. He reveals my goodness and conceals my imperfections. He guides me…



At times, I feel that my prayers float in a vacuum of uncertainty. Not because I don’t believe Allah SWT has heard them, but because I believe I have not yet let them go. They are still tied to my heart with strings of doubt and confusion. And so begins my internal tug of war;…

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The void

Sometimes a void digs so deep into your heart, even a breath becomes difficult. You become vulnerable to the external pressures of this world. Materialistic desires and worldly concerns begin seeping into your mind and soul until the slightest push or the softest wind can break you. This is your spirituality screaming for help. It…

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All doors may close

The sweetness of faith is that all doors may close, except that of prayer. A few desperate words leaving your mouth, as painfully as a portion of your heart being torn apart. The agony of having no way…the sweetness of having One God. He, to whom we belong, to whom we shall return, to whom…

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Islam is life

For me, Islam alone is a blessing worth a lifetime of my gratitude. A holistic faith, that provided me with both external and internal support in all aspects of my life. It mended my broken pieces with its soundness and beauty. It embraced my imperfections and tamed my insecurities. It lit me a path of…

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