So by now, I think a lot of people have seen the video of the Adhan being called out at Madinah Masjid out onto Danforth Ave last night. If you haven’t, here it is: Whether it was a Whatsapp forward from your favourite chachu, or you saw it pop up on your Instagram … More Fences Bring Us Together
Social distancing has me appreciating the little things now more than ever. Just chilling with friends, going out to eat, sitting on THE PORCH doing nothing. Man, it was beautiful. In all seriousness though, every school year, we didn’t need to make new friends, we had our friends. Not that we were closed off, but … More An Open Letter…
How are you? No, seriously, how are you REALLY? Mentally, physically, emotionally….you good? This pandemic isn’t easy. Everyone is struggling in their own way. Whether it’s financial, mental, physical, or emotional, the struggle is real. Something that has consistently come up when discussing ways to cope with social distancing and quarantining is having a routine. … More The Early Bird Catches The Millions?!?
When we were kids, we’d dread the first day of school because we wouldn’t know anyone. We’d complain to our parents and they’d respond with a “don’t worry, you’ll make new friends”. Lo’ and behold 5 minutes into class Timmy and I became the “terrible twosome” as we flicked our boogers at the girls since … More A Muslim and a Non-Muslim walk into an Iftar- Experience Ramadan 101
I thought I would keep with the spirit of Ramadhan and touch on the topic of charity. Parting with something that we consider valuable is never easy. In many cases, time is what we value most and thus have the hardest “time” giving up. Money is probably a close second. Why would one want to … More Giving- A get rich quick guide, for dummies.
Our brains do this thing where they put important tasks on the back burner just to avoid having to do them right away . If you have an exam in a month, your brain will tell you that 4 weeks is a long time away, so worry about it then. Unless you really buckle down … More The Ramadhan Rundown
I recently read a quote that said, “There is no substitute for hard work” – Thomas A. Edison. I’m sure there are many people who have said something similar but the key thing to note is not the quote itself but the message being communicated. Hard work reigns, always. This is a stressful time for … More Reassurance
With the start of a new school year, it’s only right that I touch on the topic of inspiration. This is usually a time when most people are at a high when in comes to their attitude towards school. A clean slate, new clothes and new classes come with a heightened sense of motivation. But … More Inspiration
Conviction- To have a belief so firm that no one, and no thing can make you waver. This man that you see had no idea this picture was being taken. As a matter of fact, he didn’t care whether or not anyone was watching. He believed in something so deeply, that he did not hesitate … More Conviction
If you’ve read my last couple posts you’ve noticed that they’ve been more extensive than usual. I’ve realized that this is a great way for me to speak to the young individuals out there directly – no barriers. … More Breaking barriers