Inspiration

September 5, 2013

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I will be cross posting inshallah from my IhsaanArt blog because the line between my writing and my art tends to blur after a while… Inspiration surrounds us everywhere but we choose not to see it. Under the guise of shelter and comfort we have placed ourselves in little boxes that we call homes and […]

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Happily Ever After – Part 2

August 24, 2013

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Originally published at Habibi Halaqas Part 1 In part 2 of this topic, we continue to discuss our relationship with Allah and how we are preparing to meet him InshaAllah Bismillah  No one says, “I love you but from a distance. Stay away, no offence intended.” A natural consequence of real love is a desire […]

Happily Ever After – Part 1

August 15, 2013

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Originally published at http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2013/08/happily-ever-after-part-1.html She stood very still and watched her daughter’s tear stained face melt into the crowd. The pain of her departure would tear at her heart and soul. The daughter on the other side willed her feet to step in leaden uniformity towards the door, and away from the beloved figure that gazed […]

Taraweeh II

August 5, 2013

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The tide is receding, The Blessings flowing away, My heart weeps for I know… My nights will no longer, Be full of Quran. … I have stood upon the shore, Of a glorious sea, Each verse, each ayat, A wave of exquisite beauty. Crashing upon my soul. … Incredible in His Mercy, He allowed me […]

The Tale of One Fasting Woman

July 16, 2013

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In a corner of the States. Near a beautiful masjid, lives a woman who had a remarkable Ramadan experience. You might not think it was extraordinary in any way but it filled her heart to the brink, shook her soul to the core, and renewed her eman. Ramadan had started the normal way. Shaytaan on […]

My Beloved Ramadan – Mini Ramadan Guide

July 7, 2013

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Originally published at http://www.theidealmuslimah.com/my-beloved-ramadan-mini-ramadan-guide/ Bismillah It is summer and Mashallah many of us have guests visiting from overseas or from out of state. If it is somebody we are fond of, we wait impatiently for their arrival. We count down the days and then the hours and, if they are late we stand by the window […]

Hopeful

June 10, 2013

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People say houses are haunted, But I am haunted by houses, Or is it the people, And their memories, The laughter, And the tears. … My steps slow down, The voices ask, Do you remember me? Are you still my friend? Or have you, Like everyone else. Moved on? … I can never move on. […]