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

Like a teardrop in the ocean
We are lost,
navigating different lives.
But, with full conviction, I believe
that we will be directed
towards Him
with one another.

–IH

Sunday Morning Musings

As I’m getting older, advancing in my studies for my future career, and meeting people who are crucial to my life, I am learning more about myself and the world, daily. I try to have a positive mindset, always, but sometimes I need to remove the rose-colored glasses to see the world for what it is so that I can live accordingly. I have been deeply hurt, particularly the past year, as I have studied and examined the injustices in the world. What hurts more is not that these injustices occur, but rather that millions of people around the globe do not care, or even know, about them. While some suffer an unimaginable suffering, others worry only about the fun things they will do tonight. It is our responsibility, as fellow residents of this earth and as humanity, to fight for justice, or at the very least acknowledge its absence.

–IH

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

The Drive

My eyes on the road, my mind on my worries, my heart in Your hands. Thoughts occupying my mind like Israel occupies Palestine Ideas rushing through my brain faster than the wheels turning on this car. My heart cries. I almost … 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

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