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You’re Not Alone: An Open Letter

This article is Part 3 of an ongoing series of articles under the project, ‘Choice: Influencer or Influenced’   Dear Reader,  How are you doing? How are you really feeling these days, amidst these turbulent and uncertain times we are living in? If you’re overwhelmed, anxious, unsure, and confused, I assure you, you are not…

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The Rabbit Hole of Muslim-Influencer Culture

  This article is Part 2 of an ongoing series of articles under the project, ‘Choice: Influencer or Influenced’   “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances.”  17th Century Shakespearean literature might have just sparked the onset of what social media consumers have…

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There And Back Again

“Leave your country in search of loftiness And travel! For in travel there are 5 benefits, Relief of adversity and earning of livelihood And knowledge and etiquettes and noble companionship If it is said that travelling brings humiliation and difficulty And long journeys across deserts and toil and trouble, Then death is better for a…

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Safiyyah Bint Huayy – Our Mother

  Safiyyah bint Huyayy was one of the wives of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and was a Jewess before she married him. Her lineage became an immense test of her patience and restrain, thus beautifying her character even more رضي الله عنها, as we shall go on to see. Lineage and Early Life…

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From Moscow With Love

This is the story of a brother who traveled to Russia for higher studies and  what faced him next was a severe test of his Iman. He was asked to shave off his beard which he had been growing from an early age and non compliance with that order would lead to him being expelled…

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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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