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Gardens, Streams and Fragrance

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Gardens, Streams and Fragrance

You Say You created us weak
What then can a helpless slave do,
If not to break down,
And surrender to You?

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Beginnings New

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Beginnings New

Alhumdulillahi Rabbil ‘Aalameen, it is that time of the year again. When nights brim with serenity, intimate worship and du’as, while days overflow with struggle and patience. When hearts are softer and resolves are harder; when good deeds are easier and sins are difficult.

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That’s What Muslim Girls are Made of!

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That’s What Muslim Girls are Made of!

Pleasant and kindly,
And everything smiley,
That’s what Muslim girls are made of

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You Are How You Eat

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You Are How You Eat

“How do you eat?” people ask me. Like where does the bite go in from, above or below? Sometimes I have to resist the urge to answer, “From above.” What sort of a question is that! How am I supposed to eat from above my niqab? What, I eye the fries, and they slide down my nose to my mouth? Really? Of course I slightly lift my niqab and eat from below -that’s where your mouth is, too, right?

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Even If I Lose

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Even If I Lose

When hours are short and days are long,
When little goes right and much goes wrong,
To my close ones failing to impart joy,
My mind is a sponge, my time is a toy.

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