Angry

By: Faduma G. Your pace quickens Your temperature rises Your breath deepens Your voice quivers Your fists clench Your teeth grind together Your thoughts race Withheld tears and a clouded mind testament to a soul overcome by the tormenting disease. The tumultuous, ever familiar disease. Anger. Your mood swings violently from one end to the other,…

Our one role model

We are looking in the wrong directions and choosing the wrong paths. We are idolizing people of no significance when we should be idolizing you. You were the change that was sent upon all humanity. You are the one that sacrificed your life for me, fought for my freedom, stood for justice, liberated the oppressed,…

Lest We Forget

It is indeed unfortunate… seeing the lives of our siblings taken away in the blink of an eye… Lives are being taken at the hands of walking devils, food is being wasted carelessly and thrown to waste, and homes are being demolished by the tanks that drift along the broken streets… With every passing day, boys are…

On Vertere, Fraternity of Humanity, and Hijr.

By: Bassam Javed Delivered during an ‘Islam Awareness Week’ volunteer prep session 2009. Islam Awareness Week, as its name suggests, is a week in which Muslim university students inform their fellow non-Muslim students about Islam. We begin with a caveat, however. Our purpose is not to proselytize. Simply said, our job is not to convert.…

A Break From Life

By: Nada Eltawil If you’re always on the sixth floor and have not yet witnessed the following, then you’re definitely not paying enough attention: It’s super quiet. Everyone is crouching over their books and computers in intense focus-mode. People occasionally yawn from lack of sleep and stretch in their chairs because of sore muscles, before…