Look Up

My experience yesterday reminded me of a video I saw about a year ago. It also goes along with our theme of the month: Appreciating Others. On the phone in the middle of a conversation with my friend, I walked into … Continue reading

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

Permeate Positivity, Radiate Happiness

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. … Continue reading

OUTing my INsecurities (Pt. 1 IH)

Some people are so sure about everything they do. Even when they have no idea what they’re doing, their confidence is reassuring. The best example of this is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Despite people being against the message he was spreading at … 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

From Slump to Triumph- Inshallah ( Pt 2. AH)

Sitting in Union Station, waiting for my ride to pick me up after having just arrived after a 3 hour train ride, munching on my sandwich on the first day of the new year, I heard someone saying above me, “she’s … Continue reading

Slump to Triumph -InshAllah (Pt 1. IH)

Every New Year’s eve, Azkar and I discuss the things that we want to accomplish in the new year–essentially our New Year’s resolutions. To follow up with our resolutions, we spend the entire year making bucket lists: winter break bucket … Continue reading

Finding True Love (Part 1. IH)

Love. It seems to be the topic of choice lately. Everyone wants to talk about love, think about love, and be in love. Most girls my age are married or engaged, and a lot of the single girls have set … 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