Fi Sabilillah

  Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden […]

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Running Through the Six

  The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say J.R.R. Tolkien, The […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 6

  It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’ve previously written on the subject of positivity and living a happy life. I think its absolutely crucial to approach most things in life with a smile on your face. Of course there will […]

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Deciding on Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. 14th Dalai Lama I feel fortunate that at a relatively young age, I came to the realization that I needed to stop searching for happiness and finally just decide to be happy. Its one of the great lies that our society feeds us […]

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Hurt

Loneliness is a painful part of the human condition. For all my friendships and all my bonds, nothing ever seems to cure it. Even when a friend, a sister, or a brother is only a word away – it always feels as though it wouldn’t be enough. I don’t always feel alone, but more and […]

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