Saudade

Saudade

Numb. She wet her face with the frosty water and stared at her cold reflection in the mirror. Happiness, she can’t remember what that tasted like. Her rosy lips grew purple and her mouth was crisp as cotton. Left to feed on the scraps of happiness that once overflowed. The ghost of her past visited [...]

Therapeutic

Therapeutic

"Who are you? Tell me who is Hasiya?" My eyes rested on the dark pair of eyes that was inches away from my face and was deeply fixated on me...his eyes were a pool of concern and curiosity. His question sounded like something I had heard and responded to a million times before but when Tope [...]

Bona Fide

Bona Fide

There's a kind of unhappiness that is shared by many, and it's the unhappiness of not knowing who you really are or living a life that is other than your authentic self. I've been a victim of this unhappiness and I shall henceforth refer to it as the 'plague'. You know that feeling where you're [...]

Amor

Amor

I met love. It looked like the sunset in the horizon. It was bright, burning and beautiful. It had the elegance of the moon and the softness of the Cuban wind. It had a laugh that was echoed by the seven seas and a fresh scent that was concealed in every atom of the air. [...]

Cosmic Love

Cosmic Love

I rolled over on my stomach and heaved a deep sigh. I ejected the movie and decided it was one I would watch every year on christmas eve. "You know love scares me" I glanced over at my cousin who had a weary look on her face. "Why?" I asked intrigued by her random statement. "There is just something about [...]

The Switch

The Switch

Shall I let you in on an advice that is very far-fetched? It's the one where someone tells a person that's in love with another to simply STOP and end what they have with the person because it's haram or wrong. I say its far-fetched because it's like telling a hungry lion that's slowly making its [...]

New Waters

New Waters

Many times I’ve asked myself and wondered why I keep my world so small? Why is my contact with other lives kept at the bare minimal? What am I so afraid of? Why is my space just so small? I admit now that it really isn’t the best way to live. I’ve always given the [...]

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Assalam alaykum everyone! It's been what...3 months since I last posted something on here? It honestly feels like a lifetime ago. God I've missed you guys and the feeling of putting something out there for people to read. I'ld like to say that my absence was necessary (uni work/finals) and it was not by choice or a sudden lack of [...]

Halal Dating: Guide

Halal Dating: Guide

When it comes to the opposite sex and the idea of settling down with someone, I often think and ask myself "how do you get to know someone the islamic way?" Dating is not allowed in islam for its obvious dangers but does that mean I'll marry someone I don't know? I noticed something quite common with Nigerian parents [...]