A few days ago, I was reading the second chapter of the Quran–Surat Albaqarah–a chapter that I have been intensively studying and one that I have read many times. In verse 18 of this chapter, God says: صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ فَهُمْ … Continue reading
You interrupted our unity, sprinkled us around the globe, and left us scattered. You were under the impression that you broke us. Weakened us. Divided us. But in all reality you made us whole. Stronger. Unified. You multiplied us around the world, giving rise to generations upon generations of open-minded, multi-lingual, educated, freedom fighters. Despite your efforts to destroy us, you brought us closer to a peaceful home.
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To the girl I could have been: I have been thinking about you a lot lately and the differences between us. I grew up on chocolate cake and cookies while you grew up on knafeh and ‘atayif. I spent weekends … Continue reading