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Unedited Reflection: Love

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I want you to take a moment and bring to mind the most cherished person or people in your life. Be it a parent, a sibling, a cousin, your spouse or even your best friend. Make a dua for their utmost happiness, for them to be close to Allah always. Make a dua for Allah to remove their secret pains and sorrows that we are oblivious to. This transitory life is intermingled with unimaginable heartache. Amidst it, all are those souls that make it worth it, those souls that are Allah’s gift to you. With every second elapsed, people are
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Oh travelers​ of this world

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The fragility of this life is unquestionably an unnerving thought, at any given moment, any one of us will be face to face with angel Azrael. Just like that, the perfect house, you worked so endlessly to achieve, your beloved wife and sweet children, are an illusion, and you are alone answering to the Lord of the Universe. Yet it is also this very fact that makes life so profoundly precious. Every moment, every person, every encounter, is suddenly so much more, everything is filled, with spirit and pure love. I am deeply grateful for every second, every day, every
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Faith

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This morning, you got an email alerting you, Netflix had uploaded a new season of your favorite show, last night was laborious, your fingers sore from composing that ten page paper for class. And so these thoughts begin to invade your mind, perhaps today I can forsake my sunnah rakats, my eyes are heavy and all I really want is to "relax." Other days, you might be afflicted with an incomprehensible heartbreak, rendering your obligatory salah a dreadful chore. These are sentiments, I'm sure, everyone, at one point or another, can relate too. There is often this false perception that
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Reflections

A Promise of Truth

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I'm sure you know how cruel this world can be, I'm sure many of you have experienced the brutality of heartbreak. Restless nights, perhaps in a fit of tears, followed by a hole in the wall from frustration, and sleepless nights with your forehead to the earth, "Ya rabb, Ya rabb, hear me, answer me, help me, save me." Shaytaan whispers, what's the point? Where's the acknowledgement? Where's the fruit of your labor? It's a buzz in your ear you can't quite turn off. Sabr? Have sabr, for how long? 1 year passes, 3years, 10years gone. There seems to be
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We’re all just clay

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"It was then i came to the realization: our society teaches us to be obsessed with appearance." - Na'ima B. Robert (excerpt from, From my sister's lips) A typical saturday morning, I woke up, made my breakfast, made my coffee and sat down with the book I'm currently reading and today I came across this particular line. It really hit home, and I knew I would have to make a post about this. There is so much truth, so much significance enclosed in such a simple and obvious observation, "Society teaches us to be obsessed with appearance." This is an
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A quick thought 

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"Your lord will open a way for you from His Mercy and will make easy for you, your affair." I turn to this verse time and time again for comfort, how beautiful is our Lord, how incredible are his promises? Open the Quran, study the Quran, embed it in your heart and you will never despair. This is only one of the countless verses that highlight our Rabb's kindness and I think in the state in which the Dunya is in right now, we can use all the comfort we can get. I have had numerous conversations with sisters who
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AllhumdulilAllah

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I marvel at this universe and the beauty which can be found in everything. This universe as temporary as it as, as heartbreaking and unsettling as it can get, among the blood and tears, there's delicacy and beauty. Perfection and absolute, everlasting happiness is not meant for this life, its beyond the scope of mere human capability. This might sound discouraging, whats the point you might wonder. What is the point, when no matter what, we will face hardships, we will lose loved ones, our eyes will remain moist from grief? The point is to endure, to strive, to have
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LETS TALK LIFE

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The air is frigid, your breath visible, children await the first snowstorm of 2016, and we are nearly half away through with the first month of the year. I simply had a sudden appetite to write,  so here I am, sitting alone, dazed,and happier than ever. My mind in a frenzy. But enough with the overly embellished talk, to captivate you guys, let's get right into it, let's talk life. For those of you stressing out over school, work, struggling emotionally, going through a storm of issues, I want to tell you, don't lose heart, it's all a part of
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The future

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Assalamualikum darlings So lately I've been stuck on what my next post should be. I have several topics in mind but I was so overwhelmed I wasn't quite sure where exactly to begin. But I recently had numerous conversations about something that I felt would make an interesting read. The future... Did you feel a chill? Debating on whether or not you should continue reading? It's a frightening thing to discuss I know but nonetheless, it's inevitable. Why does it distress us much? You see no matter how much we plan and equip ourselves for the times to come, it's
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And so begins another year…

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    Oh I know what you're all thinking, "another post about how beautiful 2015 was, more resolutions, how boring."  Well you're quite right, this post is going to discuss MY year, but it certainly wasn't ALL beautiful. Why, it had some rather ugly parts. The year 2015 was a myriad of pain, tears, heartbreak, nervous breakdowns and in between it all laughter, englightment, understanding, and most importantly peace. This was the year I ended high school, I took a major step in my faith by wearing hijab, I rediscovered my love for writing and books, I truly understood the
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