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

For You

I pray you find comfort in every situation. That God guides your difficulties and brings you ease in your hardships. I pray that fear, anxiety and doubt  are eliminated from your heart; that God guides you towards righteousness; that He blesses you with great people in your life who will remind you of Him and bring you closer to Him. I pray that He gives you success from means you would have never expected, and that He grants you ultimate happiness. The type of happiness that keeps you up at night from excitement. And I pray that this happiness extends to the akhira.

To everyone reading this, this is for you. Please share it, spread the love, and make this duaa for others.

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

Sunday Morning Musings 2

*I am thinking about making this a regular segment on the blog, since Sundays seems to be the days I wind down and gather all my thoughts. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house so … 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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Be Kind.

قَوْلٌ مَّعْرُوفٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِّن صَدَقَةٍ يَتْبَعُهَا أَذًى ۗ وَاللَّهُ غَنِيٌّ حَلِيمٌ “A kind word and forgiveness is better than a charitable deed followed by injury; and God is self-sufficient and forbearing.”     –Quran [2:263] The December monthly theme … Continue reading

Divine Duaas

Many times in life we feel we are at a loss, in despair, or depressed. We do not know what to do. Other times, we are so ecstatic we cannot contain our screams, and times where tears of joy spring forth … Continue reading

Beautiful Patience (Pt. 1 IH)

Yusuf (Joseph) was one of many sons of Yacub (Jacob), peace and blessings upon them both. Yusuf was Yacub’s favorite and his other sons realized this and became jealous to the point when they plotted to kill Yusuf. The eldest … Continue reading

Clear Our Minds: Focus. (Pt 2, AH)

September is usually a month of falling into an accustomed routine. Summer is over, school is in full swing, and life rolls by. However, in this routine I found myself becoming distracted and losing focus whether it be with my … Continue reading