Many people around the world have claimed to have experienced peace and tranquillity. Many have even gone as far as to declare that they have ascended to a level of spiritual calmness and satisfaction in this world. I thought all of it to just be a façade, another forgery where people masked as religious leaders called others towards nothing but … Continue Reading
Trigger Warning: Violence
I woke up in the morning, covered in dust and my body freezing due to the chilling cold. There was absolutely nothing to look forward to. I was dreading the afternoon. My master was returning from his very short trip. They said he had been gone for months, but for me, it felt nothing longer than a … Continue Reading
“Hear ye! Hear ye!”
The town crier rode his horse along the paved streets of the township of Orago, calling its residents to attention. He carried a brass bell in one hand, clanging it every now and then.
At this point in history, the telegraph had yet to reach maturity and circulation, and the only sources of news from the … Continue Reading
This year, Fatimah’s college had decided to take them to an orphanage. She wasn’t sure about the experiences she would have, but because her best friend was going, she agreed.
For a week, she wondered what she should buy for the kids at the orphanage, and then she decided to ask her father about it.
Her father suggested, “You can … Continue Reading
“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.” – Plutarch
The girls are late. They were supposed to be here at half-past four. That’s what we all had decided on. We meet every month, or at least we try to, rotating who would host each time. With everybody getting married and having their … Continue Reading
We all experience difficulties in our lives. We acknowledge that Allah ﷻ is the One who is always there for us. But, when we are tested, do we really feel the same way?
Charity is a great blessing given to us by Allah ﷻ to ward off our difficulties. This is what our Prophet ﷺ has taught us. We never … Continue Reading
Back in India, we lived in a flat which had about seven floors, and we were on the fifth floor. One night, around half-past ten, our bell rang. I rushed to answer the door. I peeped through the peep-hole and saw a middle-aged woman standing behind the door. Since it’s of no shock that nobody can be trusted these days, … Continue Reading