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

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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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

Take Me Back

I wrote this a while back for the Chicago MAS 2013 Fundraising Dinner. Being in these blessed days of Dhul Hijja makes me yearn to go back to the most sacred place on earth. Having a spiritual high is so … Continue reading