It's always a time for reflection and taking stock of who i was and who i’ve become over the past year. It’s become a bit of a ritual to write a letter to myself for my birthday. So that in the years to come, when i’ve forgotten the details of the year i can go… Continue reading Today is my birthday.
Learn live life on your own terms, not someone else's. Something I have learned in the past years is the life-shattering truth that no one else can make you happy but yourself. It is not your job, hobbies, dreams, socioeconomic status or any other material object that will make you feel complete. What it all… Continue reading Be Your Own Best Friend.
https://anchor.fm/minuteswithnour/episodes/Birthday-Episode-ek6tu4 The birthday episode. Alhamdulillah. As I woke up on my 20th year today, I felt appreciative of the past, contentment for the now and excitement for the future. With lot’s of change on the horizon, I have a sense these chapters of my twenties will be the best yet… Can’t believe i’m celebrating my… Continue reading Open Letter 3.0
I learned something, and i'm here to share with you all. Hear me out before you close the tab. I'm not really satisfied with my level of understanding of this, but just hear me out. okay? okay I came across it while I was reading an article on Zen Living, and the author mentioned amongst… Continue reading Dualistic Thinking…
i open a bookand a page turnslifting itself to my nostrils as the smell hits like the smell rain-to-comeholding tight a promise of something crisp and newfilling my head with extraordinary thoughts and stories to tellgetting lost in the bewildering world the author is paintingi fall, into the world and i forget who i am… Continue reading Getting lost in a book; what it feels like.
remember when we stood in our silk cherry colored shirtsoverlooking the sahara, marveling at the rhythmic, undulating dunes of the dessertwe had ridden a camel to the spot where we would gaze at a million starsi couldn’t stop smiling at the fact i was finally somewhere i had dreamed aboutunder the same stars thousands of… Continue reading THROWBACK TO THE NIGHT IN MOROCCO.
Lying on a thin mat is a frail looking boy, next to him is his two year old sister crying. Few meters away is a makeshift school under a tree. This is how an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp looks on a regular day. The IDPs are for the most part victims of brutality, different… Continue reading Untold Stories of the IDP’s
Inner peace is a deep human need, much the same as air, water, love, and daylight. Inner peace means equanimity, inner harmony, and the absence of disturbing or distracting thoughts. It means a peaceful mind that can stay calm and recollected in every situation. As human beings, one of the greatest desires in life is… Continue reading Finding Inner Peace and 10 Tips to Guide You Through the Process.
I wrote the poem and performed it at an event that celebrated International Women's Day. i am a strong woman a woman of strength let me repeat myself you probably weren’t listening i am a strong woman a woman of strength i am strong because I am not scared to break a nail i will… Continue reading Woman of Strength
of all crimes committed against a person, rape is the one that leaves the person feeling the most violated. to choose to use another person’s body and defy the soul that resides within is the most egregious crime that one can commit against another!
It's 6:36pm Saturday, May 23rd 2020. I’m sitting on my bed by the window. That’s my favourite spot. The sky is so blue and beautiful. It’s glorious. Listening to the birds chirping, the distant conversations, and children playing as I let the sweet smooth wind engulf me in its glory, a sense of peace flows… Continue reading Ramadan Reflections