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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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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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By the Morning Light

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By the Morning Light

Sitting on the prayer mat after Fajr salah, my chirping friends notify me of the arrival of the sun. Just their innocent babble is enriching; uplifting. They peck at the tiny red flowers my mother lovingly planted outside my room.

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