The Young Ones

These tears never seem to dry when reading the stories of the victims in the Christchurch shooting. But what's so profoundly moving for me are the stories behind the young ones like Mucaad Ibrahim, an aspiring imam and Sayyad Milne, an aspiring footballer. It was heartbreaking to learn that Mucaad was only three years old and … Continue reading The Young Ones

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Strengthening The Connection with God

Just a week ago, I was invited to share some ways on how to strengthen our connection with Allah SWT. I was humbled and honoured to be given this platform to share what little I know. To be honest, when I first agreed I’d thought it was going to be a very small-scale sharing where … Continue reading Strengthening The Connection with God

Self-Care Lesson #01: Eat, Drink, & Be Content

Recently, I have been listening to Abdel Rahman Murphy's Heartwork halaqah based on Surah Maryam on Qalam Podcast. I love how he makes the weekly discussions light-hearted and so relevant to our context today. I was struck by the reflection of ayat 23-26 in the Qur'an. In ayah 23 in Surah Maryam, she (as) in an utterly human … Continue reading Self-Care Lesson #01: Eat, Drink, & Be Content

The Impostor Syndrome and How I Try to Battle It

"The enemy of creativity is self-doubt." - Sylvia Plath You know this feeling. This feeling of not-good-enoughness. A lack of self-confidence. Self-doubt, like how Plath puts it, fetters us from doing our art. The impostor syndrome. If you don't know what that is, it's basically when someone feels doubtful of their own capabilities and undeserving of … Continue reading The Impostor Syndrome and How I Try to Battle It