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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Wait For Your Turn

“Phew! There are such a lot of people here, mum. And they’re all pushing!” cried 8 year old Yusuf, holding his mother’s hand tightly. “It’s okay, honey. Just stay close and you won’t get lost.” replied his mother, her eyes glued to the Ka’aba. In the burning heat of Makkah, they had come to perform... Continue Reading →

What If I Fall

Today, Nouf was extremely happy. She had just gotten the result of the final exams, and had passed with flying colors. All her teachers encouraged her and made a big fuss of her. Her parents too, like they had promised, had bought her a bicycle. Every minute or so, her glance would go involuntarily to... Continue Reading →

The Eid List

Nawal had completed the list of books that she wanted to buy. This time, she knew that she would spend her Eid money very carefully. She also knew that she would probably get a lot of money. Her family was spending the Eid with Aunt Aliah, Uncle Salman, and her grandparents. ‘All in all,’ calculated... Continue Reading →

The Eid Gifts

Eid-ul-Fitr was probably Fatima’s favorite time of the year. After a whole month of worship, Eid was the time for celebration. Fatima loved everything about Eid; the new clothes, the bangles, the Henna. She especially enjoyed waking up early in the morning to go to the Masjid with the rest of her family to offer... Continue Reading →

The Mystery That Never Was

“Usama! Are you reading mystery books before bed? Again?” Usama’s mother questioned warningly. “Mom, it’s only the last book in the series, then I’ll be done, really,” Usama reassured. His attention didn’t waiver from the book. “Usama, you know that we should read good books before we sleep, and then recite the dua’s so that... Continue Reading →

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