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#BanJoyland

Social Media has been a very disturbing place in recent weeks. I donot like to speak on topics when they’re “hot” or “trending”. It’s just not me & I’m sure there are others like me. Some of us prefer our silence. We are not reactionary and when we open our mouths we wish only to […]

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The Escalation of my Negative Self-Talk & My Kareem Nabi (sws)

I say a distracted Salah. I rush through it. My child cries. I barely know what I’m saying now. I berate myself. I tell myself I’m ungrateful that I can’t focus on the One that blessed me with children. I tell myself I’m an awful person. I have the garb of a religious person but […]

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When you were never meant to understand…

-Why is this happening to me?- We’re taught to seek meaning in everything. we’re told to search for more, to look beyond the superficial, especially in difficult times. Yet In the times that I’ve been sorely tested i have been unable to find meaning. In my frenzy to make sense of my pain i have […]

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Train your Heart to Seek God

I chanced upon a Nasheed I used to binge listen to in the early days of me starting my Quran journey. I looked at the date and it said 11 years ago. Subhan Allah:’) I’m not worthy of the love my Rab has showered upon me. There have been years of learning. Of forgetting. Of […]

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Tears

The heart aches for the One who understands tears. It longs for the One that understands silence. It yearns for the One that grants it peace in pain. The One who comforts it. The One who envelops it. The One who loves it. Unconditionally. Even though it’s a sick heart. Even though its a dark, […]

Unapologetically Niqabi

Regarding the recent comments by a certain professor on the Pakistani scene and the resulting trend (which we actively participated in) about Niqabis voicing their anger and mentioning their accomplishments: I absolutely LOVE the fact that there are so many awesome niqabi Pakistani women in all walks of life now! But I hate that we […]

Dressing Well

I had a conversation with my neighbor Jenny, the other day that got me thinking. So what happened was that she happened to come out of her house in her Pj’s which I’ll admit I did not notice on account of forever living the PJ life 🤣 But she started apologizing profusely! That I’m so […]

Pakistan Floods 2022

The heart is so heavy watching images of the homeland.Watching the most destitute of our already improverished people go through so much is heartbreaking to say the least. Remember that trials & tribulations are sent upon the most beloved of Allah’s creation and have a purpose. The people of the greatest tribulation are the Prophets […]

The Burden of Comparison

As a mom and a home maker I’m constantly doing something and constantly feeling like I’m not doing anything. It is a burden most of us carry. The burden of comparison. We always always compare ourselves unfavorably to others. If I feel tired and need a break, my mind says why do you need a […]