The simple thought of standing next to my bestie in ritual prayer [salaat] brings tears to my eyes. This may sound ridiculous but I’ve never felt … Continue reading I have seen God in their eyes…
I’ve seen grown men cry, when seeing their daughters in a prom dress and over their father’s gasket: these were public tears, socially-acceptable male tears, tears … Continue reading I’ve Seen Grown Men Cry
Converting to any religion is always a complex and ongoing journey. With a faith as politicized and ritualistic as Islam, this journey gets heavily monitored and … Continue reading Faith: better or bitter?
Ramadhan is just a few days away, and though it hasn’t quite hit me, it is high time I begin to prep. While Ramadhan 2015 had … Continue reading Ramadhan Game: a snack, a verse, and a gesture
“If you need a prayer to tell you to be with me, then you don’t care about me at all!” I smiled sympathetically as I saw … Continue reading …And let me be pleased with it
When my girl Eren Cervantes-Altamirano first wrote about “simple and happy“, I had to laugh. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that she has … Continue reading “Simple and Happy” Anxiety