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    Morbid Reality of this Dunya

    The other day, I came across the most tragic story, the story of Adam Walsh: To sum it up if you don’t want to watch the video: – 6 year old boy goes to Sears with his mom. He’s goes to the video game aisle, with his mom close by shopping – A group of boys start fighting over a video game, causing them to get kicked out of the store, the 6 year old, Adam, included, even though he wasn’t with them.  – The mom goes into frantic, looking for her kid, they can’t find him. This is in the 80s mind you, so neither the store, nor the…

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    The Beauty of Islam: Lowering the Gaze

    I think now more than ever people are interested in taking care of their mental space, purifying their surroundings, detoxing their life (me included). The beauty of the deen is that it transcends all trends, even when society doesn’t see the importance of a certain ruling, eventually down the line we will see the wisdom behind Allah(swt) Words.

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    Why I Crave (financial) Independence

    I have a lot of dreams I want to fulfil. I’d love to own a business, I’d love to see the world, buy cute bags I like, build a city in the jungle nobody knows about. The usual.  And that does motivate me (and I’m sure majority of humans) to sacrifice whatever I can to build on what I have in front of me, but I quickly realized when the going gets tough, my creative passions aren’t enough to push me beyond the minimum. For example, I had this vision board I made to help me get through a tough semester (I can’t believe I’m sharing this looool the pics are…

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    We Don’t Need Anyone But Us

    I’m sure you’ve guys heard about the floods happening in Beledweyne. I don’t need to add to the hundreds of pictures online showing the damages or people waist-deep in water. I do want to share an image that really moved me, taken in Garowe: I admire this man so much. And anyone in Garowe, or other parts of Somalia that are investing their time, money, and resources to help their own. May Allah reward them. Being educated in the west came with a lot of conceptions I am working actively to unlearn. One of them being that there needs to be some sort of western entity, whether a non-profit organization or…

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    Is it too early to review 2019? I hate her

    solitude is a cure, nature is what makes the process sweet I ain’t gon lie to you, my friend, 2019 was by far the worst year of my life. I’ve experienced dark times over the last couple of years but I’ve had things happen in 2019 that never in a million years I thought would happen, subhanallah. But I’m still up in this hoe haaaaaaaa so I guess there’s work to be done. To survive this world you need to have a care package for dark times. I learned I need to know how to take care of myself when a storm hits, for its arrival is inevitable. And it’s wrong to…