Are you there? I mean, even if you’re reading this, are you here? What I really mean is, are you present? Maybe it’s years of overstimulation. I was just wrapping up high school when Facebook started becoming a thing. And before that, it was waiting to get home to jump onto MSN messenger. It was … More Be Where Your Feet Are
How heavy does it feel? Yeah, I know. It gets heavier by the day. The videos. The photos. The tweets. It weighs heavy. And that’s the beauty of being a Muslim isn’t it? When one heart breaks, we all break. But it’s not about how long we can continue to shoulder the weight. Sure if … More How Heavy Does It Feel?
This past week I went to a book store and as I usually do in these settings, ventured into the “self-help” section. I’m always interested to see who the newest author on the block is trying to guide me on a journey to “become successful and get rich”. Standing there I couldn’t help but pull … More “Success” – $24.99 + tax
It was around 10 something on a Tuesday morning. A Tuesday just like any other day, until it wasn’t. I was in math class, or English class, I can’t remember. I was sitting in the second row behind a girl with brown hair, and in front of me was the door. We were writing a … More George, You Need To See This
Oct 6, 2018 – A date that’s etched into my memory along with thousands of other UFC fans. It’s the date that Khabib choked out Connor. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a day when the entire neighbourhood huddled into one backyard. The anticipation for this fight was unlike any other. Months … More One of Us
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.