Posts Tagged ‘courage’

A Year Ago Today: The Personal Story

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A Year Ago Today: The Personal Story

A year ago today, I made the biggest decision of my life yet. A year ago today, I finally ignored all the doubts that said I couldn’t do it. A year ago today, I followed the beautiful path that my older sister took before me. A year ago today, I decided that what Allah thought of me was far more important what people think of me. A year ago today, I put on a red and yellow hijab in the morning, and didn’t take it off. A year ago today, I prepared myself for anything and everything that people would do to me. A year ago today, I prayed very hard that people wouldn’t do anything to me. A year ago today, I took a deep breath and jumped.

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Sticks and Stones

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Sticks and Stones

I first met Ayesha when we were both in elementary school. Our families had met at the masjid, and as Allah willed, we found out they lived on the street right next to us. Although Ayesha was a year older than I was, and we were in none of the same classes, we still played like close friends. Whether it was chasing each other on hot summer afternoons during an exhilarating game of freeze-tag, or playing with pink Barbies in her cluttered but cozy bedroom, we always had a good time.

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