A Powerful Girl in a Scarf

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”

Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love- Out Soon!

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!”

The Girl Who Made a Mistake

There was once a girl Who married very young She was besotted by this boy she knew Her dreams and aspirations be hung She could’ve been good And decided that she would Put her mum and dad’s needs first But she was majnoon, And had a thirst She had no idea that from the veryContinue reading “The Girl Who Made a Mistake”

Gone Are the Mothers of the Past (I thank Me!!!)

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!!!)”

Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️

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 ♥️”

Fiction: Yes, She Was Different

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”

A Recipe: An attempt at making Jordanian Mansaf 😋

Many moons ago when I first got married, my husband took me on a trip to a foreign land. It was the first time I’d been anywhere apart from Pakistan or Saudi Arabia (I was very lucky to have made my first umrah trip just a year before) and I was really excited. I didn’tContinue reading “A Recipe: An attempt at making Jordanian Mansaf 😋”

Avicenna – An important message to heed

Hopefully many of you have heard of Avicenna. He was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine. Avicenna, known as Ibn Sinna in the Arab World, is also known as “the most influentialContinue reading “Avicenna – An important message to heed”

O Bright White Moon – A Poem

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”

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