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  • Forced Positivity in the Abuse of Forgiveness
    Some people find it hard to forgive because they were never given any other choice. Forgiveness was the noose tightened...
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    Learn Who You Are Before Embracing Who You Are
    “Self-love isn’t always about focusing on all the wonderful things about yourself. More than anything, self-love is self-honesty. It...
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    We Need Spiritual Honesty and Compassion, Not Saviors
    There are endless waves of darkness, but only one noor (spiritual light of faith)… When I found myself drowning in...
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    Does Your Pride Make You Honorable?
    Once while I was teaching high school to young women in Saudi Arabia, some my Arab students were explaining...
  • We Are All Being Tested
    “Do you believe that your struggle is more severe than the personal trials of every other Muslim? Why then...
  • What Worldly Garden Are You Rejoicing In?
    “It doesn’t matter how little or how much you have. In the end, all that will matter is what...
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    Everybody’s Preaching Something, Don’t Be Naive
    Loss has a way of bringing so many things to light. This is what I find myself pondering as...
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    Emotional Pain Doesn’t Justify Changing the Religion
    “Every trial that happens to you in life is doing two things: pointing you to who your Lord is, and bringing...
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    No Calls, No Visits: A Bipolar Muslim Woman’s Story
    Did you know that July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? The following is an excerpt from the true story, No One...
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    Compassion Means Supporting Sin? Idols of Emotionalism and Sexuality
    “Beware of emotionalism. It is like a cheating spouse. Faithful to nothing except what excites it at the moment. Follow it...
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    We Need Leaders Protecting Us, Not Their Pride
    Where are the men? They are scowling at me for my “wrong” hijab. SubhaanAllah! Where are the men? They are criticizing me...
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    I Guess We All Need Someone To Blame
    “And you have more knowledge than the imam, huh?” she asked, mockery in her tone. I said nothing to this...