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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 […]

You told me to Ask!

You Told me to Ask: I looked at my sins I was distraughtI looked inside my heart, I was ashamedI looked down at my body parts, Never again could I look back up Yet You, You inspired in me the confidence to Ask!Despite it all, In Spite of it all, You lifted my hands!My sinning […]

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The Human Psyche

Siblings & Love

When you’re little, your whole world is the home you know. Your parents, your siblings-your family. You cannot imagine a world or time without them. They are, as essential to you as your own limbs. I remember when i was in 3rd grade maybe, i asked my mom who she loves more us(her children) or […]

The Many Versions of White People

White People making Small talk (committing many a faux pass) Dr Grant:-So will your child understand what I’m saying? Me: Yes but I’ll also help. Dr: What language does he speak? Me: Urdu fluently. English partially. Dr: Certainly your English is very good. Me: Well i had the privilege of growing up tri-lingual. My son […]

The Three Groups in my Friend’s List

When you grow up like me, average Pakistani and then suddenly turn towards religion, your Contact’s list ends up having a variety of people which can be broadly categorized into 3 types:- Type 1:- The ones that respect you for your newfound knowledge and ask questions like:- *What’s the difference between Hand Slaughter and Machine […]