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Qur’an Journaling

By taking on these projects to explore elements of my faith and strengthen my understanding of Islam, I am allowing myself to understand the ways in which my faith has always complemented my life despite my resistance, and the ways in which it can guide me.

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Revisiting an Old Friend

I want you to know that I have more love than you know for each and every single person who takes out a little time in their day to listen to the absolute waffle that I have to share. You have been integral to my growth as a person, whether I've actively expressed this to you or not, so thank you. I hope the following will find a place in your heart just like you have in mine.

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Hello 2019

We have loved, we have lost. We have grieved, we have rejoiced. We threw parties, and attended funerals. Somehow, we've managed to fit the entire spectrum of human emotion into one single year, and frankly, I'm impressed.

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Tying up Loose Ends

For years, I have convinced myself that there is still time. There is time to read that book I love. There is time to pray those prayers. There is time to sort that argument. There is time to let go of that grudge. There is time. In my head, there is always time. But the truth is, there isn't.

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Honesty is the Best Policy

News of death always has a very sobering effect on the soul, even if it’s not of anyone who is of immediate importance to you. Tonight is no different. This ode is to the man who lived a life in the servitude of others. To the man whose death itself was an irony; death by… Continue reading Honesty is the Best Policy

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A Letter to Myself: You Are Not Fat

Through this letter to my younger self, I hope to share with you the pieces of advice I wish someone had given me all those years ago. To my younger self, Firstly, you are doing absolutely amazing, my love. You are 22 and guess what? Most of the things that felt like they mattered a… Continue reading A Letter to Myself: You Are Not Fat

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Underplaying Mental Health

I intended this to be a very frank and impersonal post about the importance of mental health and acknowledging its existence in both our own lives and of those we love, but even as I sit here to write this, I find myself constantly trying to find ways of underplaying my own mental state and… Continue reading Underplaying Mental Health

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Changing Eid Traditions

The problem with tradition is that most of the time, it is dated and does more to hold us back than to propel us forward. It is for that reason that we, as a family, have been moving forward from our dated Eid traditions in order to create a more festive and inviting experience for… Continue reading Changing Eid Traditions