Posts Tagged ‘salah’

Perfect your 5

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Perfect your 5

My story may relate to many people because my search for answers is also someone else’s. This semester at my university has taught me very important lessons, and I wanted to share my thoughts on this subject of how I came to wear the hijab. I hope my words don’t offend anyone in any way, but I wish the readers to take me sincerely and to hear me out.

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One Warm Summer Night

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One Warm Summer Night

It was a warm summer night. Sweat trickled down our backs as we climbed the stairs to the roof of the two story bungalow. It seemed barren. The boundaries were antique with intricate carving; they were old but sturdy, a witness to all the conversations ever to have occurred in their vicinity. How many boys and girls must have played there, how many arguments must have surfaced, how many deaths grieved. Who knew the secrets this ancient place withheld?

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Looking Back

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Looking Back

Usually when people look back at the old days, they feel joy because the past was such a beautiful time for them. Their days would be full of fun and laughter, and carelessness wouldn’t be much of an issue. ‘Those were the days’ for them, as they always say.

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I Bow to You

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I Bow to You

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong? You can be surrounded by a sea of people and yet you feel alone and unwanted. You can be with your closest family and friends, yet your sinking heart feels like it will never rise. Your heart can be broken and it hurts so much, yet you fake a smile so no one can see the intense pain you feel. Have you ever been through these times, yet you always seem to find some light in the situation?

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When Satan Came to Me

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When Satan Came to Me

It was early morning, and my mobile phone was ringing. I suddenly woke up. That was my friend calling me to wake for Fajr. I was about to get out of bed when someone started talking to me in my head. Someone told me to keep sleeping because life is not about sacrifices and waking up on time; life is all about chilling, having fun and waking up whenever I felt like it.

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