Articles by Yasmin Zaini

Yasmin Zaini

Yasmin hails from a huge family of curious characters, a spoken word performer and an English major. She has spent the past year living in Sana'a, Yemen, which had immersed her in complete awe in gaining a beautiful new language and great life experiences. Writing to her is what frees and untangles her mind, and a personal spiritual vehicle to self-discovery. After completing high school, she worked for almost two years in a couple of Islamic organizations and as an English teacher to Muslim refugees in Kuala Lumpur. She likes to think that the best roads are the ones less taken and struggles deeply with conformity to social norms. Occasionally she gives interviews and acts in plays. She can be found on her main blog,


Giving Sadaqah While Broke!

One of the top things on my list of things to do in the last 10 days of Ramadhan this year was (and is) to give sadaqah every day without fail. As we know, the virtues of sadaqah are plenty, among them are: it extinguishes sins as water extinguishes fire, it stands in the way of…


Take it Easy!

One day I found myself sitting in an Arabic beginners’ classroom. I was there taking a proficiency test and wanted to inquire if the teacher could tailor a specific speech and verbal discussion-only class for me. At that time I had just returned from Yemen and I feared for my Arabic. I really was worried that…

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