Competition or Knowledge?

Every year I participate and practice speeches for a local competition within my religious community; it is quite an amusing time however, there is one thing I feel like others should understand. In my eyes, there is no competition. Being awarded for participation is a bonus to these kinds of experiences because for me, if I do not gain more knowledge or if I cannot reflect, … Continue reading Competition or Knowledge?

Stories

There are some stories that leave you speechless. Speechless to the point where your emotions are too mixed to make any sense of anything, so you just sit there, thinking. Thinking of a story, over and over again, either admiring or detesting it. Whether it be enlightening or disappointing, you continue to sit. Continue to ponder about certain aspects that stood out to you the most. … Continue reading Stories

There It Was

About a year ago, I expressed myself through poetry and other written pieces that illustrated my love for God Almighty. I shared my experiences, my emotions, my desires, and my thoughts through these passages after reverting to Islam. Yes, I am indeed a Muslim; born and raised. Now, reverting back to Islam after a sequence of events happened quite suddenly but successfully. You could read … Continue reading There It Was

Define Them Not

Define one not by glancing at their clothes. Judge them not by how fashionable their clothes are; if they are the latest trend or a few years old. Judge them not by how their clothes fall loosely around their body or by how tightly fitted they are. Judge them not by their choice of colours, their choice of accessories, their patterns; judge them not by … Continue reading Define Them Not

Metamorphosis

Back in the month of March, 2014, I experienced a life changing phenomenon. I was unhappy. I was pessimistic. I was hopeless. I was exhausted. I was stressed. When I think back to those dark days, I can undoubtedly say that I was depressed. I had no hope for my future, I believed that this world was a cruel place, I believed that my life was … Continue reading Metamorphosis