People ask me if I’m hot Why they ask me this, I know not Are they trying to ask how do I stay Covered up when Summer’s well on its way? Are they trying to say I don’t know That if I’m hot I must cool down so My body temperature drops And I don’tContinue reading “A Powerful Girl in a Scarf”
There’s a book coming soon I don’t know if it’ll be out night or noon I don’t know if I’ll jump for joy or cry I don’t know if I’ll crawl away or fly Once I see my words in print My blood and sweat The way my thoughts were steered All the things thatContinue reading “Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love- Out Soon!”
This poem was inspired by MamaGuide on Instagram and my lovely sis in law who sent this to me. I dedicate this to mums everywhere. This will be us when lockdown is finally over.. ‘I thank Me!’ Watch the video here… 😂😂😂 ‘Mum can you butter my bread?’ ‘Mum help me!! I’m stuck’ ‘You neverContinue reading “Gone Are the Mothers of the Past (I thank Me!!!)”
Dad You’ve always been there A pillar of support, you always care You help us to remember to enjoy the journey, You tell us that to be grateful is the key On phone calls, you tell us to go, Get on with the work, you tell us you know And understand why we have toContinue reading “Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️”
Yes, She Was Different All she wanted was to be treated as a human. When Leila’s face was covered they turned away. The invisible woman. When her head was covered, a passenger in a nondescript white van shouted out of his window, tyres hissing in the rain. He spat at her whilst driving by, leavingContinue reading “Fiction: Yes, She Was Different”
O bright white moon of Mid-Shabaan,You herald the coming of Ramadan,It is the same shining round face,Which will bare the grace,Of becoming a new stalk‘Ramadan is here!’ will be spokeThe Fruits and blessings of the month are near;We look forward to barakah near and dear,Our hearts will be polished; shiny and clearStarved stomachs and nourishedContinue reading “O Bright White Moon – A Poem”
There are so many ways to ‘fake it til you make it’. Sometimes you can fake your actions, attitude and actually everything from your outward behaviour and your thoughts. You will realise that your body releases certain chemicals and is also ‘taken in’ by the changes you have made. ‘Faking it’ is a great wayContinue reading “How to ‘Fake It Til You Make It’!”
Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s OK. It’s not their journey. It’s yours. Embrace your Freedom.
What will it take for muslims to break out of this mould of prejudism and misconceptions?
‘….. it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.’ Malcolm Gladwell