Ohhh, Transitions!

I detest change. Even to the slightest degree. Once, years ago, I came home from school and had to study for exams that week. I was stressed out and exhausted and was running on coffee (which I hate) and little … Continue reading

Dimensions of Me

The fact that I am writing to you in English already falsifies what I wanted to tell you. My subject: how to explain to you that I don’t belong to English though I belong nowhere else -Gustavo Perez Firmat As … Continue reading

10 years.

Last month marked ten years since my family picked up and moved across the world. We left our Illinois home and moved to Jordan where we lived for three years in what seemed like another world. Though I knew how … Continue reading

New Beginnings and Old Friends

Torn
Between do and don’t
Will and won’t
heart and mind
Kind or blind

In the pouring rain
I ask You for clarity
You send Azzy Hussein,
she relieves my worries momentarily

Tears at my answered prayers
Ecstasy at what is to come.
Better than a naysayer
is Azzy’s big thumb

Bismillah.

–IH

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Our Last Words

Amongst your confused, passionate pain, there was light peeking out supporting your foundation. Fear not, your hot tears that spilled over the surface, for the light will eventually burst and entirely illuminate you unable to contain your beauty.

–AH

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Praying for Strength and Guidance

You give and give
and I take for granted Your
beautiful blessings

You honored me with this
challenging trial–
a doting desire–
as a means to strengthen my
weakening
bond with You.

It was remarkably difficult, but
I gave it up,
for Your sake.

–IH

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I wish I could take all your pain.

For the children of Gaza:

Sometimes I wish I could take all your pain, bottle it up and wish it all away into the waves of the roaring ocean. But then I realize, I can do something even better for you. I can call on the Almighty because He will not only take your pains away, but He will replace them with patience and reliance and you will have no choice but happiness. ❤

TI 2013

TI 2013