Category Archives: Inspiration

Things that inspire me, including nature, art, poems, and more!

My Journey to Islam Part 1: In the Beginning

In case you are unaware, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan recently ended. It is a month of spiritual focus, primarily including fasting from dawn to dusk every day. I mention this because it was four years in Ramadan that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Love is a Verb

I recently had the opportunity to go to the USA Film Festival here in Dallas to watch Love is a Verb. This film is a documentary about Turkish Muslims belonging to the group known as Hizmet, or sometimes called “The … Continue reading

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My Conversion Story Coming Soon . . .

So I know I’ve been promising for a while to share with my readers about my conversion, as well as why I chose to wear hijab. Inshallah, I will share those very soon. I am working on writing my conversion … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

The first picture I thought of when I heard of this week’s photo challenge was this picture, which I took during a trip to Lake Powell several years ago. The scenery in that trip was very majestic, and I was constantly … Continue reading

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“Hope”

So going with my theme lately, I thought it was a good time to add this poem by Emily Dickinson. I love so many of her poems! May your hope and trust in God sustain you through difficult times . … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” — Martha Washington … Continue reading

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The Guest House by Rumi

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently … Continue reading

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Marriage Advice for Modern Society

In a society where about 50% of marriages end in divorce, we can use all the help we can get when it comes to marriage advice. Many religions, including Islam, provide excellent advice as far as how to make a … Continue reading

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Success

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to … Continue reading

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Inspiration in the Rain

I have always enjoyed writing, and used to write a lot more, especially poetry. Part of the reason I started this blog was because I have missed writing. I recently came across a poem I wrote about five years ago; … Continue reading

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