I Have a Better Plan for You

When I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in 2013, I had many plans for myself. I was going to get into the field of Social Work, work for a full two years and then get my Masters in the same field. After gradation, I began looking for a job knowing it might be a little hard, but I was sure I was going to find something and begin my career.

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Am I Supposed to Keep Everything to Myself Now?!

I’ve been on a Twitter break these last few days and the urge to use it hasn’t been because I want to read what others are talking about, but because I have no outlet for my own random thoughts. Is that sad? Vain? I don’t know. But it’s just like, “Am I supposed to keep everything to myself now?!”, even though that’s what normal people do. It is strange that sometimes I feel the need to share certain thoughts in some form, yet I don’t think it necessary to just say out loud. I mean what’s the point of putting them “out there” at all?

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From Modest to Big Sweaty Mess: Why Hijab Is Nearly Impossible in the Summer

I live in New York City, where the temperatures reach the 90s in the summer with humidity making it feel like it’s almost 100 degrees. Now to an average person, the heat is just the heat. I mean, it’s just weather right? Well not if you’re me – or any Muslim woman who chooses to cover for that matter. Figuring out which hijab and clothes to wear that adhere to the Islamic principles of dress, but still prevent me from becoming a puddle of sweat, is rather difficult.

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Why Debating Anti-Theists Is Pointless

There’s a stark difference between an atheist and an anti-theist. An atheist simply lacks belief in a deity while an anti-theist goes on the offensive and is angry (for some reason) and makes it their life mission to prove theists are not only wrong, but also stupid. Excuse my English, but I’m just keeping it real.

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Hunting Happiness: Why Am I Always Sad?

I had pondered for a good while. What is the most apt adjective for the title of this article? Chasing? Pursuing? Wanting? No, we’re hungrier. We’re actually starving. Our very souls are craving happiness; that true form of joy that is ever so elusive. Satan has utilised this hunger and we’ve become predators, preying on every chance of satisfying the beasts within.

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Get Me out of This Religious Slump! Why We’re Shooting Air Balls

There’s something about being imperfect that may cause partial spiritual paralysis. I’m not a doctor, but I do play one online. Anyway, if you’re feeling this way, as I have (and do from time to time), then you’re in limbo. It’s that feeling where you’re not only losing the akhirah (the hereafter), but also losing the dunya. Know what I mean? I hope so, because if it’s just me, then this is embarrassing.

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Remember to Remind

For several days I was working on a project at work that was rather difficult. It took a lot of organizing, planning and follow ups to make sure it was done right. When it was finally completed last week, I was really happy with how it turned out. The documents were typed correctly, the clients seemed happy and it was done in a quick manner – all good things.

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