The Orphan’s Hero

Two tears dropped onto the pavement, where a little boy was sitting. His gaze blurred and wandered as he looked up to see a group of kids playing a game that would have seemed exciting to him. But he felt so broken-hearted that he could only stare at them. The Adhan sounded in the distance,... Continue Reading →

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Companions of the Prophet – Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib (R.A)

The Lion of Allah He came from a well-known family in Quraysh and was the son of a great leader, Abdul Muttalib, Muhammad S.A.W’s grandfather. He was a few years older than the Prophet S.A.W in age and was his uncle. Hamza R.A’s father died when he was only ten years of age. As he... Continue Reading →

Restraint

A lifetime of restraint and it’s only just beginning. I see those around me Breaking loose Free of inhibitions And chains. Free.   But mine is a lifetime of restraint Of restriction, of stopping, of choosing not to Bound by shackles, Holding me in place, Choking down desire, temptation, madness Controlled.   But am I... Continue Reading →

Dear Anisah

I know that when you read this, you will be extremely angry. Please understand, I didn’t mean to look through your things or invade your privacy, I promise, but lately, I’ve been very worried about my best friend. You see, she looks like she’s lost herself; every time we are together, her eyes mist over... Continue Reading →

Dear Naimah

As far as I can remember, I see myself next to you. You can’t be missed: you’re there in every family photo, every baby album my mother owns, in all the pictures ever taken of my friends and in all my memories, like you’ve made it a point to be the validation of my existence.... Continue Reading →

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