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I See, I Do

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I See, I Do

Childhood experiences often have a lasting impact on us, even if we don’t understand the significance of these events until we are much older. In some cases, our relished childhood can help us figure out the role we play in the community.

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My Beloved Sister

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My Beloved Sister

Every sister I met during the course was amazing and utterly beautiful, even in the long jilbabs and soft pashmina hijabs. Every single girl there was my sister. And I loved her regardless of her skin colour, dedication to Islam or whether she wore Hijab properly or not. I prayed for her.

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From Darkness… To Peace

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From Darkness… To Peace

I was empowered by the shadows of my surroundings. No, It wasn’t pleasant. It threw darkness upon me from every angle. As I lay there on my bed staring at the wall all I could picture were my tears, my weak heart, my lost identity. As days went by though, I lived through hope, hope for a better tomorrow, hope from Allah, the Almighty.

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Words of a Tarnished Violet

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Words of a Tarnished Violet

My grandfather (may Allah protect him) always told me that words should be handled with great care and that the gift of speech isn’t one to be taken for granted. His advice, always unadulterated and merciful, to me was, “Words, speech and a sound mind aren’t a right but a privilege, so guard them.”

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True Beauty

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True Beauty

Hair needs to be either dead straight or entwined in Goldilocks curls. Anything in between is a no-no. Waves signify complacency and let’s not even get started on the frizz.

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