Nothing to see here, just some words from my head.

screaming in silence. haunting smoke envelopes, tearing apart, I cannot. blacker than coal, the soul retreats in view invisibly clawing for escape, but pushed down further. by those well meaning words supposedly. buried alive that once beating heart. disaster is what i dream of, sometimes with pink skies. a twisted and broken kaleidoscope of mind…

in the distance.

the dark, green and muddy chaos invades my vision but I can just about see in the distance through the little gaps in between the thorns someone else’s game of chess   and there I am sitting right in the centre still, lifeless, breathing. like a gatecrashed adventure. and I would kill to rid myself…

The Chicken or Egg of Words

  A few days ago a couple of men walking beside me woke me from my trance like commuter state as I headed into the tube station on the way to work. What they said was profound. My ears caught them discussing one question, and it was just that one question I had heard before…

Ask.

We move into dark corners ever so slowly with accidental stealth Spend years in our new homes before we realise That we left behind our unlimited power to ask And the biggest mistake is to assume we cannot put up a fight Against our very selves, against these homes we created for ourselves That consume…

Ramadan Mubarak

The Messenger of God ﷺ said: “O people, a great and blessed month has emerged upon you. In it there is a night that is superior to a thousand months. A month in which God has made its fast obligatory and its night vigil voluntary. Who strives to come close to God in it through…

Morning Person.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Allah made the early hours blessed for my Ummah.” — Ahmed I was once a morning person. Every day at a time when the rest of the world were a few hours into their sleep, I would wake up and get up from bed within a few seconds. I would…

Lessons from Al-‘Asr

By Al-‘Asr (the time). Indeed, man is surely in loss, Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience. — Qur’an Surah Al-‘Asr (103):1-3 Surah Al-‘Asr has a very powerful beginning. Allah (swt) is making an oath by which he commands us…

Mass Distraction

We spend so much time scrolling through newsfeeds and the like that our brains are becoming conditioned to scanning information. This is slowly teasing out our ability to focus on any one thing at a time. We almost have a compulsion to be doing as many things are we can simultaneously and it divides up and fragments our attention and memory.

#CHAPELHILLSHOOTING

“Western media outlets will likely frame the most recent perpetrator of what some speculate is an anti-Muslim crime in the same way they frame most anti-Muslim criminals – as crazed, misguided bigots who acted alone. If past coverage is any indication, there will likely be very little suggestion that the killer acted on the basis…

Knowing Yourself.

We become so consumed with working for the sake of working and following routines blindly everyday that we forget who we really are and why we started doing those things in the first place.