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A letter to my teenage self

Dear Teenage Self, Oh, how I wish you knew what I know now. I wish that back then, you knew that things would get better. I am soo much older and soo much wiser and I can’t thank you enough for staying so strong and being the awesome person that you were. I know that […]

How do you heal a world turned upside down?

Life tends to continuously throw curveballs in our direction. Sometimes, the impact can destroy us and other times, it is not so severe. Every person on this earth is facing their own challenges. Whether it’s sickness, death of a loved one, financial issues or even the end of a relationship.  Recently, life has been throwing […]

Adulting…

Is it the lack of sleep? The having to warm your coffee thrice and still don’t end up drinking it? Is it the cooking for 3 hours, eating for 5 seconds and doing dishes for a week? One minute you’re really cool and the next you’re getting excited about a vacuum. You have all these […]

To my Palestinian brothers and sisters

They tried to destroy your Place of worship, Yet you still came back to pray. You wake up with the sound of bombs, Yet you still go on with your day. They tie you up in chains, Yet you still walk with your head held high. They keep knocking you down, Yet you keep getting […]

#HandsOffMyHijab

Hijab A simple material disliked by plenty. A head covering to show her modesty. Clothed to protect her honour. Used as a ticket to Jannah. An obligation from her Lord Worn with love and with pride. Yet judged like a book only by its cover. It’s not about oppression, but rather for protection. Does not […]

Dear Covid-19

A year ago you’ve put us under lockdown. Your sudden appearance has caused havoc to our lives. At first, your appearance has forced us to slow down, to enjoy the company of our loved ones. But you’ve kept us locked in our homes for days on end with very little freedom. You’ve taken away so […]

Boundaries

Boundaries… I often thought that setting boundaries was a bad thing, that it would make me come across as a mean and selfish person. I often struggle to say no and when I do, I feel as if I’m letting the other person down, as if I’m being selfish towards them. I often wander what my […]

5 DAYS – NO SOCIAL MEDIA

“…LIKED YOUR POST” “…COMMENTED ON YOUR POST” “…MENTIONED YOU IN A COMMENT” “…RETWEETED YOUR TWEET” “…SHARED YOUR POST” “…FOLLOWED YOU” “♥️200” We live in a society where the amount of likes, comments, followers and shares we have on a post defines our happiness and how we see ourselves. Someone who has 10 likes on a […]

Gratitude

Did you know that experiencing gratitude is scientifically proven to make you happier? Humans tend to take for granted the things that make them happy. To live in a time where there is a pandemic that is wiping out part of the human race, a time where countries are suffering from a humanitarian crisis, a […]

A blind boy

A few days ago, I came across an article which read: A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said “I am blind. Please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat. A man walked passed, took out a […]