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Finding Solace In Palestine

Finding Solace In Palestine

By Sheena Hussain Being an avid traveller, I honestly had no idea what to expect when I embarked on my first ever journey to the Holy Land, more accurately described as Al-Quddus, the beautiful and glorified plains of Palestine. The excitement of my journey was...

Stories of Solace: The Power Of Du’aa

Stories of Solace: The Power Of Du’aa

By Aliya Vaughan It was the summer of 2005 and the birth of my fourth child was imminent. I had it all worked out. I opted for a home birth as my second child was born at home and I had enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately, things did not quite go according to plan....

Stories Of Solace: Releasing Toxic Ties

Stories Of Solace: Releasing Toxic Ties

By Abigail Maryam Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. Jalaluddin Rumi There was a mosque I used to go to. It housed a tight community of people who knew one another well. No one was left out, and they enthusiastically invited all newcomers to attend their...

Stories of Solace: The Reluctant Supplicator

Stories of Solace: The Reluctant Supplicator

By Meru Hussain I have regularly heard and read reminders about dua: the importance of it, the best time to supplicate, that it can be made anytime. Until recently, I wasn’t convinced that I could ask for anything.  Of course, I would make dua and I was certain Al...

Stories of Solace: Searching For Freedom

Stories of Solace: Searching For Freedom

 By Sadeemka. Like many of us I’ve grown up in a society full of expectations. It started from home. Being part of a nerdy family, obtaining the best grades at school become as obvious as the air you breathe. If it was a norm for your parents to be the best pupil in...

Stories of Solace: Channelling The Pain

Stories of Solace: Channelling The Pain

By Calisha Bennet Has someone ever hurt you so bad and you never even saw it coming? Had you invested all of your trust in them and they betrayed you? You loved them so deeply and they didn’t return the same level of love? We’ve all likely experienced a situation of...

Stories of Solace: The Land of Barakah

Stories of Solace: The Land of Barakah

By: Jessica Daqamsseh I remember the soft breeze welcoming the early light of day. The adhan beckoning believers to worship. My balcony overlooking an assortment of blessings—olive, fig, lemon, and pomegranate trees nestled near grape vines. The precious silence which...