Posts Tagged ‘haya’

13: Eyes & Ears

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13: Eyes & Ears

There are people whose stomachs fast from food and drink, but their eyes graze freely in a field of forbidden sights. Their ears soak in the sounds of music and other forbidden speech. These people have never tasted the true essence of fasting. O Servant of Allah… your eyes and your ears are windows to your heart, openings to your soul. O Servant of Allah, let your eyes and your ears fast from the unlawful things in the same way you abstain from food and drink…

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I Got It Covered.

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I Got It Covered.

All I kept thinking to myself was, I have displeased my Creator, I have wronged myself. And soon enough the tears started rolling down my face. It was actually rare for me to cry like that; my friends use to call me a “cactus” because they never saw me being emotional.

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It’s a Hijab, Not a Halo

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It’s a Hijab, Not a Halo

I’m still a newbie at this; at a stage where the wardrobe malfunctions have been reduced, but not quite at the stage where I’m used to the slight loss of peripheral vision when I drive.

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My Cover Up

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My Cover Up

A few months ago, I was waiting for the dentist, wondering why they were taking so long to call my name after the appointed time. The answer came about forty-five minutes after my appointment – they hadn’t recognised me even though I was seated right in front of the receptionist.

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My Hijab, the Most Beautiful Part of Me

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My Hijab, the Most Beautiful Part of Me

As I thoughtfully gaze out of the window of my room, the beautiful and soft voice of the Adhan stirs me from my silent reverie. I hurry to perform my wudhu and pray Salah, although I feel sad to break from my moment of reflection, but I know that Allah always comes first before anything.

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