In the depths of the night, I pondered

Whilst sitting there, with a pen and paper in my hand, I wrote. —– I hesitated sharing this at first simply because I think it would leave a pious impression however, the reason I am posting this is because I want others to realize that these kinds of thoughts, emotions, and ideas exist. None of it is fake. When someone says, ‘Yeah, I could not … Continue reading In the depths of the night, I pondered

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 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

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Five: Children

Loving one child is like loving an entire generation. —– As I sat beside a little girl’s bed, I looked around. Right there and then at the hospital, I realized how a mother worries, I realized how a child struggles, I realized how long an hour was, and I realized how truly grateful I should be for my body, mind, and heart. I also realized how significant … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Five: Children

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Three: Prayer

When in trouble, pray. When in peace, pray. —– On the way to Birmingham today with my Aunt and Uncle, my Uncle shared some insightful passages that has stuck with me since. He advised me of two things: 1. Pray for others first before you pray for yourself. When offering prayer, think not of yourself and indulge not into asking God Almighty for what you … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Three: Prayer

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day One: Weaknesses

A man is weak without Divine guidance; there is no strength in his mind, body, and spirit without the help from His Lord. —– I promised myself to stand out from the crowd in favour of serving humanity but today, I have realized how much I need God Almighty by my side in order to do so. I made a promise and boy, was I … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day One: Weaknesses

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

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