Category Archives: Children

Domestic Abuse …

“I overheard him say, he forgives him. He forgives the one who abused him, because it’s Ramadan, and he’s heard a lecture of forgiveness” she tells me quietly. Her head is low, she seems to be avoiding my eyes. She … Continue reading

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Upon Successes, Failures, and Comparisons

Bismillah. Sometimes little children can teach you something profound, and leave you dumbfounded. Something of this sort happened with me a while back. My family and I tend to hangout with our extended family on a weekly basis. It was one of … Continue reading

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Remind, for the Reminder Benefits the Believer

Bismillah. Friday, February the 13th. A day full of reminders for me. I like to record events/experiences that I’ve learnt from because I don’t want to forget. I want to be able to come back and reread what I went … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Corpse

You woke him up, at 8:00 am, as usual. He showered, dressed up in his uniform, and sat down to have breakfast with you. As you kissed his soft cheeks goodbye, you would’ve never thought it would be the last time … Continue reading

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Left Mesmerized

He was in grade 3. He put his hand up and asked if he could recite a Surah as well. I said, “Sure, why not? Come stand here and recite for us”. I thought he’d recite Surah Fatiha like the … Continue reading

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