Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Ramadan Mubarak !

I hope everyone is having a blessed Ramadan so far :)

The link below is a Ramadan piece I wrote for Muslimah Girl Magazine. It's titled 'What if every month was Ramadan ?" on page 41.


If the link doesn't go through, do let me know and I'll re-post it.

Keep the less fortunate, oppressed and those suffering in conflicts worldwide in your dua's (supplications) especially in this blessed month.

Stay Blessed

Sunday, 15 July 2012

New Piece

Salam Alaikum all,

This piece was written and performed for an Open Mic Night in aid of the Teach Somalia Campaign.

Check out more info on their Facebook page and to find out how to donate : http://www.facebook.com/TeachSomaliaCampaign

Also follow them on twitter : @Teach_Somalia


The news stopped giving focus,
We stopped giving focus,
Lost in this dunya,
We returned to self-centeredness.
My heart aches for humanity,
Our levels of apathy
Can be scary.

Everybody is waiting on another to act,
Problem is it leads to a severe LACK of action.
“Its an African problem,
 “they’ll get the foreign aid,
Distancing ourselves from the issue
Because they’re lands and seas away?
The deen teaches better than that
And tells you to act,
If not with your heart,
Then with your tongue or hands.

Raise funds,
Raise voices,
Make plans,
Support causes
We all have a role to play
We are all given a choice each day
If someone were to cause you harm, will you not treat it?
When one part of the ummah hurts,
We should all be looking to heal it 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

New piece

Written and performed for the IHijabi charity dinner, in aid of SOLACE (www.solaceuk.org)

What are you waiting for ?

Stop waiting,
For that eureka moment, or a burst of inspiration
And just begin.
You will never attain perfection,
It is your intention & excellence that will win.

It is an illusion
That age or circumstance
Will bring things into place,
Money is not the solution to all of your problems,
Neither culture, nor your race.

The path you choose today,
The one you decide to walk upon
Will not only have your footsteps,
Mothers of the believers,
Determined and strong,
Have also taken this journey
They faced obstacles in their time,
Yet despite the trials they were given
Its their Lord they turned to
To keep their souls in line.

Aisha faced gossip,
Khadija faced poverty,
Asiyah faced a tyrant husband,
Summayah faced mortality,
These tests did not stop these sisters,
But from it, their iman grew in strength,
They were reminded the life of this world,
Does not hold an eternal length.

Many challenges faced,
Harsh words spoken,
Should never leave you feeling defeated or broken.
Take inspiration from the ones who came before you
Who persevered with this deen and to it stayed true.

Muslim women who laid the foundation
Through living exemplary lives
Sisters please ask yourselves,
What are YOU leaving behind ?

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