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

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

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

Living The “Great” Life

I specifically remember my first day of high school as a puny, brace-faced punk. As I sat in my honors biology class, my teacher explained the importance of doing well in that class because my performance in high school would … 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

Clear Our Minds: Focus. (Pt 1, IH)

“I know you feel tired and worn. I know you’re tired of failing. Rest, but don’t stop. You can do this. You got this. Not because you’re strong, but because He’s your strength.” –Yasmin Mogahed I’ve been very distracted lately. … Continue reading

Dear Stranger

I finished my exam early, eager to leave campus and head home before night consumed the sky. Skipping down the steps, I hear the sound of my flats tapping against the stairs along with another sound I can’t make out; a … Continue reading