No matter how many oceans you swim or how many mountains you climb, if there is no love for RasoolAllah in your heart, you have accomplished nothing.
Every year people stand on top of their roofs with great determination and an unsettling concern. Their heads are facing the the night sky, their eyes scan the clouds the way an eagle scans for an eel in the ripples of rivers. They are looking for the new moon. Hungry for one glimpse of it,… Continue reading 30 Rules of Fasting
Today marks the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month for the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. In a sense, Ramadan is the month of spiritual rehabilitation through constant patience and prayer. Patience is bestowed in every action committed, from the suhoor (pre dawn breakfast) to the last rak'ah of taraweeh (prayer). This month… Continue reading Fundamentals of Fasting
Yesterday morning, I was sitting in the campus cafeteria overwhelmed and unable to pinpoint where to begin. When I had managed to convince myself to move onto the library, I was gestured by a hijabi to walk towards her. I did so. I sat at her table and she spoke of neuroscience. We talked our way… Continue reading failiar, fayleeyar, failyere, failure
Every college student must be asking themselves the same question this week: "what is sleep?" I am sitting in the campus library, glued to a corner trying to ingraine the mechanism of muscle cell contraction. It's quite intriguing learning the neuroscience behind the day to day functions our body executes- which we take for granted.… Continue reading Chained
"Hold up, they don't love you like I love you. Slow down, they don't love you like I love you." Beyoncé penned these lyrics for Jay Z, but I'm penning them for myself. I, and all the other woman I know, have this frenzy where if we don't attack our character, or pick at our… Continue reading Where’s Waldo?