Layered

Vices and virtues are a component of what makes us, us. Only with reflection and experience will we be able to differentiate between the two…¬† —————— I believe myself to be a stubborn person who is picky, with strong opinions. I am one of those people who look at the world a specific way and anything different to it is wrong. Moreover, I am one … Continue reading Layered

The Lingering

During the 19 years of my existence, I have slowly tried to compile what makes me, me. We have all been through a set of troubles that may differ from person to person but I believe we all experience similar outcomes. Ever work super duper hard trying to build yourself up and then have someone come by and knock your walls down? Yes, I believe … Continue reading The Lingering

A Faded Rose

You and I are rosebuds in full bloom. Our set of petals scream beauty, colour, and delight; the side of life that is empty of sorrow. Soft to the touch. Pleasing to the eye. Beneath the canvas of life lies the inevitable pricks of difficulty. Sharp enough to summon a drop of blood. Threatening to strike. Yet, What is a rose without its thorns? What … Continue reading A Faded Rose

My Attitude as a Muslim

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon an incident that made me step back and remind myself how I wish to be treated in this world and how I would like to be known before my passing. Now, this was no extraordinary event however, its happenings did trigger a wave of emotions. Briefly, I was speaking to an employee about an issue that I wished to … Continue reading My Attitude as a Muslim

Simple yet Complex

I wanted to make sense of my mind; unravel the layers of emotion, imagination, intelligence, and concept so that I may understand myself more clearly. Slowly and steadily, I am becoming more self-aware; my actions, my thoughts, my feelings, my motives, and my intentions. Amongst these periods of reflection, I have much to say yet have no sufficient way of expression. I would prefer to … Continue reading Simple yet Complex

Ramadhan Diary ~ I’tekaf

I wrote about the aches in my heart and I wrote about the stinging thoughts in my mind, all of which questioned: ‘Why?’. —– I’tekaf, is a practice that was observed by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) during the last 10 days of Ramadhan. Generally, one secludes himself or herself from the world by remembering Allah … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ I’tekaf

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Eight – Day Twenty Five: Blessings

“[A]nd if you try to count the favours of Allah, you will not be able to number them…” [14:35], [16:19] —– Look up, look around, look down. What do you see? If you see chaos and destruction, look a little closer. If you see mind bobbling beauties, look a little closer. The last few weeks, 17 days to be exact, have been quite reflective. From … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Eight – Day Twenty Five: Blessings

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Seven: Anger

If you are calm whilst standing in the centre of a terrible storm, you can handle anything. —– My Aunt and Uncle have grown quite fond of me and I dislike it, a lot. They speak good of me way too often and one of the things they admire about me is how calm and controlling I can be with my anger. Truth is, I … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Seven: Anger

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Six: Concentration

When you lose focus, you can either struggle, experience luck, learn something new, or experience everything all at once. —– Whilst offering my prayers in congregation, out the corner of my eye, I saw my cellphone disappear. I was offering my prayers near the curtains that separated the men from the women, thus I had set my cellphone near there as well. Once the last … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Six: Concentration