Mama's Always Right…

وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ إِحْسَانًا ۖ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ كُرْهًا وَوَضَعَتْهُ كُرْهًا ۖ – 46:15 “And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, Ihsan (goodness and excellence). His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship…” [Qur’an 46:15] Peace be upon you, my beautiful human! Oh my gosh, I almost didn’t writeContinue reading “Mama's Always Right…”

I can’t do this alone.

As I waved to my friends and disappeared quickly down the subway steps, I shook my head. Laughing to myself – or maybe it was at myself, I jumped on the 6 train right as the doors slammed shut, heart beating rapidly. The year was 2014. It was the night before the blessed month ofContinue reading “I can’t do this alone.”