Posts Tagged ‘repent’

Judge Me, Judge Me Not

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Judge Me, Judge Me Not

I’m standing inside the train, trying to stay steady as the vehicle swerves swiftly across the tracks. From the periphery, I notice the glances and stares from the mostly Caucasian passengers. No matter how many times I’ve been through this, I guess I’m still not used to it.

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I Did Not Trust Enough…

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I Did Not Trust Enough…

On hindsight, now that I have taken that step, I find it puzzling that, out of all the commandments of Allah, wearing the hijab is probably the most discussed and often, the most resisted.

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Once Upon an ‘Hayaa-lifting’

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Once Upon an ‘Hayaa-lifting’

As she walked with slow but steady steps down the street towards he Masjid, she looked like the ‘ideal Muslimah’: gaze lowered, well-covered, tall, strong, and confident. She had come a long way to get to this stage; hers was a story of a rise, a fall, and a rise again. How did she get to this stage? This is how it all started…

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Denial

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Denial

I’m all alone, no one by my side
And this is my end, the one I denied.

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A Stolen Glance

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A Stolen Glance

A stolen glance,
A flicker of the eyes,
A gaze upheld
When better it is to be blind.

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