A Heart So Full

Is there a word for a heart that swells with both longing and bliss? I suppose then, my heart was just this. This feeling that cannot be strung into words. Just tears. And a heart so full. “And one of His signs is that He has created for you, spouses from amongst yourselves so that … Continue reading A Heart So Full


The Perfume Sellers Around You

I love listening to stories about how people got out of darkness and into light; from not knowing Islam to understanding and loving Islam. They remind me of this beautiful blessing; this irreplaceable gift of Islam that Allah has given me without my asking. The gift that so many seek for all their lives; the … Continue reading The Perfume Sellers Around You

Tracing My Roots: From Java to Singapura

The Migration Story of My Late Grandfather, Omar Bin Shariff The edges of the sepia-toned photograph are yellowed and torn. Yet, the muted image endures over the years, resilient through different hands and changing weather - reminiscent of the subject within its tired frame. The man's left arm half-rested on the bonnet; perhaps an afterthought seconds before the click of … Continue reading Tracing My Roots: From Java to Singapura