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  • He Apologized? We Have No Idea What an Apology...
    "An apology, if it is truly an apology, is no more than a hope and a prayer—that the damage...
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    How ‘Good People’ End Up Destroying Lives and Souls
    “The tongue, O Allah, the tongue! Protect me from it, even as it moves in broken rhythm with my...
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    You Own No Heart or Life, But Your Own
    “And all those worldly comforts and human relationships you thought you couldn’t live without? They were just temporary companions...
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    The Other Side of Hurt: It’s Not About You
    No one should have to apologize for taking care of themselves. This is something that took me a long time...
  • Shukr, Teaching Your Hurting Heart Gratefulness
    O Allah! I have wronged my soul, so forgive me. I have forgotten myself, so pardon me. I have become frustrated...
  • 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...