Articles by Wafa Jameel

Wafa Jameel

Wafa Jameel is a student of Psychology and Islamic Revealed Knowledge. She completed her schooling from International Indian School, Riyadh in 2012. Through her writings, she seeks to help the general public increase their knowledge on Islam and give a broader understanding of several key aspects of the Religion. Currently she is getting her undergraduate degree from International Islamic University Malaysia. She is also heavily involved in social work and working with orphans.


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Madrasa Diaries | Chapter 3

“I was six years old. My parents had gone away for a few days and I was left in the care of my uncle, my father’s brother. They trusted him. He treated me like his own daughter. He would bring gifts for me, he would bring me pretty dresses, toys and chocolates. But when my…

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Madrasa Diaries | Chapter 2

If you’ve missed Chapter 1, you can read it here The next day, Yousef was still in bed when his father came into his room. His room stank of smoke and there were cigarette butts everywhere. “Yousef, wake up. It’s 2 in the afternoon.” His father said tiptoeing around the clothes and dirty dishes strewn…

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Madrasa Diaries | Chapter 1

“Repeat after me boys. Alif.” “Alif.” “You. Yousef, come and sit here in the front.” The teacher yelled. Yousef gingerly got up from the back of the class and complied. “Okay, good! Again. Louder. Alif.” He felt a hand on my thigh. I didn’t dare look down, he stared into my book and I tried…

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Confessions Of A Drama Queen

…please help me guys! As I was scrolling down my Facebook feed, these words caught my eye. Obviously, I was prompted to check out the page, turned out to be another one of those cowardly “confession” pages. I always wondered how pathetic these people are. If you really want to find the girl that bad,…

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The Marriage Playground

“Fatima, are you ready?” hollered my mama from downstairs. “Yeah, she’s almost ready aunty, just five more minutes please.” I looked at my best friend and my cousin, Maryam. She was so happy and excited. I could feel her excitement rubbing off on me. I was feeling a rush of emotions, I felt nervous, happy,…

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Unveiling The Modesty| Chapter 2

The next day, Maryam was awake before everyone else. She waited for her father to wake up and call her downstairs. She was lost in her thoughts when she heard a soft knock on her door. She opened the door to find her father standing. Maryam was confused, she had expected her father to be…

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Unveiling The Modesty| Chapter 1

Maryam was already late for work when her mother shouted, “Maryam, make sure that your hijab is proper. Don’t bring shame to the family.” Maryam slammed the door and cussed her mother. She hated the fact that her parents were so ‘conservative’. How she wished she could wear tight jeans with tank tops and feel…

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