Thinking Cap

Beating the Blues with Shukr

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Beating the Blues with Shukr

I look at the mirror and sigh deeply. Looking back at me is a twenty-something woman with bags under her eyes, a pimple (ever-so-unbecoming) under her lip, and a bad hair day. Nothing seems to make sense, including that pile of work I should actually have been doing rather than checking myself out in the mirror. Oh dear. It’s going to be one of those days.

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Light upon Light

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Light upon Light

“Dania, she wants to do it, she wants to become Muslim,” another friend approached me in chemistry class to break the news. I remember standing there in shock, not being able to believe it was true.

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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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The Privilege of Hijab

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The Privilege of Hijab

One of the rules of Islam that I feel demonstrates this is the privilege of the woman’s hijab.

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