The Silent Struggles

  • Feb 18th '19

    The Silent Struggle: Self Doubt

    By Calisha Bennet Many a time throughout my life have I had a desire to do, create or pursue something beneficial or amazing yet I would find myself seeking encouragement and approval from others close to me before deciding that I was capable enou...

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  • Feb 16th '19

    Why Do People Leave?

    By Abigail Maryam He abruptly ended the call. A long and heart-wrenching silence ensued on his part. The seat that was meant for him at my graduation ceremony was empty, and our marital dream never became a reality. Without words, all was over bet...

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  • Feb 9th '19

    The Silent Struggle – Loneliness

    By Aya Zaki “Be in this world as a stranger or a wayfarer “ -Our Beloved ﷺ . If we want to travel far, we need to travel light. But unloading those suitcases from all the extra luggage that we think we really need can be a struggle especi...

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  • Feb 7th '19

    The Silent Struggle: Anger and Personal Power

    By Abigail Maryam We are stars wrapped in skin; The light you are seeking has always been within. Jalaluddin Rumi Out of all the emotions we experience, perhaps none has more deleterious outcomes than anger. Every religious and spiritual trad...

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  • Feb 4th '19

    The Silent Struggle : Neonatal Death

    By Shalisha Smith “Your little ones are the helpers of Paradise. They will meet their parents and grab them by their garments or their hands to no end other than that Allah will enter them into Paradise” (Sahih Muslim). Time. They say it he...

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  • Feb 1st '19

    The Silent Struggle: My Search For Sisterhood

    By Jessica Deqammseh During my first Ramadan, I worked nights in a college library near my masjid. Each night, I broke my fast at the circulation desk and proceeded to Isha prayer once the library closed. Each night, I waited silently for taraweeh...

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