Edmonton, Reflection, Today

A Death within a Community Part 2

Lately, I’ve been slowing coming to term with the fact that death is all around us. Like I know that even as I type this right now, I am slowly growing closer to my death whenever that may be. Simultaneously, I’m slowly preparing for that. For instance, yesterday during Taraweeh an email I received by our… Continue reading A Death within a Community Part 2

Edmonton, Reflection

Vulnerability at it’s finest

A wise blogger once wrote, "To write is to be vulnerable. There’s no way around it. Writing is exposing a bit of yourself to the world, and it’s not always pretty either. But through my writing, I am able to grow. I am able to embrace vulnerability, harness it, and absorb it. It’s not comfortable. Sometimes… Continue reading Vulnerability at it’s finest

Edmonton, Random, Reflection

Ignorance

Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah. Allahu Akbar. Alhamdulillah because of Islam, I am either your sister in Islam or in humanity. Subhanallah, many people simply do not have the capacity to contemplate this reality. A few days ago, at work, a new temporary worker from Lebanon walked in and me being the very understanding person I am, I understood if it's your first time… Continue reading Ignorance

Edmonton, Word I Never Said

I am Zainab

19/03/15 made History in my books. For the second time in my life, I heard my voice voiced. I was reminded of myself; Who I really am and what it took to become who I am today. So, without further ado, I introduce to you, myself, Zai-nab. And it was an honor to meet you. [Readers please note:… Continue reading I am Zainab