Posts Tagged ‘school’

Twenty Dollars

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Twenty Dollars

“If I paid you ten dollars, would you take that off? How about twenty dollars?”

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“Is it Your Choice?”

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“Is it Your Choice?”

The commands of Allah subhanhu wa ta’ala should be followed, not just because we have been told to, but because of the love we have in our hearts for our Lord. I’m not quite sure why I find so much inspiration at school but it might be because there’s so much diversity and, alhamdulillah, my […]

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Feelings, Like the Wind

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Feelings, Like the Wind

Close to six years ago. The day still streams through my head like it was yesterday. It was my first day in public school. I had been going to Islamic school for practically all of my life, and I was finally taking the big step into the scary “unknown.” Until this day, the reason why I left Islamic school is still unclear to me. My parents told me it was because we could not afford it anymore, but I felt there was also something more to it. I didn’t ask my parents what it was because, quite honestly, I did not like Islamic school. When I say I didn’t like Islamic school, please don’t take this the wrong way. I am in no way bashing the place, and I do have many good memories with great people from there. It’s just that I never felt accepted.

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The Hardest Year

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The Hardest Year

I used to say that the eleventh year of my life was my worst one, but now I know that I needed to go through that year in order to be who I am today. That year was the year my family moved to a new city. It was the year my mom returned to university for the first time since I was five years old, and the year my dad had to constantly travel overseas to visit his sick father. It was the year my grandfather died. But believe it or not, the thing that had the biggest effect on me was that it was the year that I made the change from Islamic to public school.

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Lifting Weights

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Lifting Weights

… I was amazed at how quickly my friend recognized the shirt was not covering me in terms of what is properly required in Islam. I had known that she understood the terms of hijab, but I did not think she would immediately recognize the shirt was not covering me properly…

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