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What Are You Running Towards?

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What Are You Running Towards?

The dunya is always calling us towards something. Watch this show. Listen to this song. Buy these clothes. Wear this makeup. Talk like her. Walk like him. Sometimes it feels so compelling and disheartening. Which way do you turn? Who do you listen to? What is to do?

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Snake of Temptation

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Snake of Temptation

There is always just a little something inside you, which may give in to temptation. These temptations, these snakes, will never do any good for you. They may feel amazing at the time, but looking at the bigger picture, they will always lead you to that which is wrong. They may seem ‘small’ and insignificant, but they are the start of a journey, the start of something you don’t want to get into.

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My Lord or Landlord?

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My Lord or Landlord?

I have been struggling with Fajr prayers for a while now. The cold mornings of this endless winter create an incredible feeling of morning laziness; your blanket is all you need and your bed you will not leave.

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Extend beyond Yourself

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Extend beyond Yourself

There is a hint of irritation I feel whenever I hear the question, “Are you Islamic?” But the part before that question, I don’t mind so much. “I’m asking you this because you’re wearing a headscarf…are you Islamic?”

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And Corn in our Cassadia

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And Corn in our Cassadia

Whenever my hands are cold, she takes them and quickly rubs them between her hands until they are nice and warm. She has a similar way of warming my heart. We often joke about how alike we are. We both live away from home and find comfort in our similar circumstances. We both have eerily identical thoughts and always blurt out the exact same things at the exact same time to the extent that we lost the concept of a dialog; it is just a conversation of mutual agreement.

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