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 →

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The Rain Came Tumbling Down

“It’s raining!” Ali rushed to the window, opened it, and stuck his head out, laughing in delight. He was very pleased, a wide grin stretching across his face. The raindrops were trickling down the window, and he stretched out his arm, feeling the cold breeze and the tiny droplets of cold water on his hand.... 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 →

So What?

Click here to get the printable document.“Yasir!” The mother called out. “Yes, mother?” Yasir responded, with a questioning look towards his mother. “Did you want something from me?” He asked. “No, but be a bit quieter; you are making much too much noise, and you need to calm down. Your little brother is napping, and... Continue Reading →

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