Islam · life · Mandela Day

MANDELA 100 YEARS: Keeping the Faith in his Legacy

    On 18 of July it will mark the 100 year legacy of Nelson Mandela – a village boy that grew up to be a predominantly black criminal defence lawyer, South African nationalist political warrior, Nobel peace prize holder. On 18 July South Africa will release new bank notes with a larger and more… Continue reading MANDELA 100 YEARS: Keeping the Faith in his Legacy

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Mental Illness · Muslim · Ramadaan

Dealing with Depression during Ramadaan & Ways to Cope the Last 10 Days

Ramadaan is an Islamic month which is regarded very holy to practicing Muslims all over the world. Following the lunar calendar, Muslims are expected to fast from sunrise until after sunset; when they are finally allowed to break their fast with a date, water and food to follow. Ramadaan is a month of self-reflection, of… Continue reading Dealing with Depression during Ramadaan & Ways to Cope the Last 10 Days

death · funeral · life · Muslim · poetry

No Eulogies at Muslim Funerals

At Muslim funerals, there are no eulogies. A bully does not weep that she and I were “once good friends” An aunt does not retell her favorite memory of presenting me a gift that I hated but pretended to love endearingly An admirer never secretly squashes a love letter A friend does not try to… Continue reading No Eulogies at Muslim Funerals

blogger · life · travel

5 Things I Learned from Pakistan

Before I was a blogger, I was a vlogger, chasing after the Logan Paul fame minus the utter ignorance and disrespectfulness. I vlogged my trip to Istanbul, Turkey - it was beautiful and fun, my friends and followers enjoying my content and virtually tagging along with me on my experiences. But things got serious when… Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from Pakistan