‘You look pale,’ mum says to me. Creases form on her forehead, she looks at me with concern. ‘Look,‘ she says as she turns me to face a full-length mirror. In it, I see a girl. Her face white as powdered snow. She looks ever so fragile and frail. Like a porcelain, you would worry that … Continue reading Engaged
I sit alone, outside the sports hall. To my left is the football field and ahead of me, the door leading to the sports hall. And from where I sit, I can hear the screeches of their shoes as they jump, run and catch the ball. Each player dancing in the court and I can … Continue reading An Act of Kindess
I stare at the road ahead, driving slow along the high way. Too weak to press harder on the pedal. I will reach my destination anyway. But feeling weak isn't the main reason for my slow driving. It was what happened the night before that made me realise, sometimes slowing down (physically - be it … Continue reading Keep Calm
Assalamu'alaikum and hi! I was reading How To Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern. And I came across something which really got me thinking. "My sister Brenda said I was more interested in the idea of writing a book than actually writing it, because if I really wanted to write, I just would, every day, by … Continue reading Write!
My dear sister, How are you? I - I know you probably can't hear me now but I want to tell you that, your name is all I hear these days. Before you left, they mentioned you and I never really knew you, never knew what you were going through. So I took things just … Continue reading My Dear Sister
"Mistakes are expensive nowadays," she replied when I offered her my financial support. She made a mistake which costs her $75 as she needed to repay the owner of the car upon the damage that was done. Her reply left me speechless as I recalled a moment that happened a few years ago.. We … Continue reading Mistakes
Words is more than an element of speech - verbal or written. It is with words that we convey our message to the world. It is with words that we tell another of a happy moment in our lives. It is with words that we comfort a person from their sadness and grieve. And.. … Continue reading More than words
Islam is the way of life. Some may have understood this Deen as a list of dos and donts. And is applied only in certain aspects of life. My understanding of Islam being a way of life came to light in about five to six years back. Like a person sailing in a pitch black … Continue reading Islam
I chase people in trying to fill the void in my heart, a pressing pain that it is hard to ignore. I sigh. I complain. I cry. Only to learn that they are nothing but just human beings. A creature so weak who cannot even stand on their own two feet were it not … Continue reading An Open Door
Run. A whisper in my head. I hesitated. I know I shouldn't. Run. I turn around to search for the origin of the voice. Truth is, I want to. I want to run, sprint to the end of the earth where no one can see me. Somewhere only I know. Are you stupid? This … Continue reading Run, run, keep running!