It’s Eid. Honestly, I’m overcome by a sense of anguish. Fasting was something I was doing for my spiritual self. It didn’t matter that I was doing… Read more “Ramadan Day 30/ Eid”
5:07 pm Once again, I’ve spent my day deeply submerged in a book. A Fine Balance is about strife and struggle and the rare compassion that it… Read more “Ramadan Day 29”
Today was hard. The early morning made me sleepy in the middle of lecture. I could barely tolerate the man’s monotony and as he explained concepts that went over… Read more “Ramadan Day 24”
I had an exam today. After a night of struggling to study and sleep, I set out for my exam and this was the sight that greeted me. In some way, this simple sunrise settled overdriven mind.
After writing, I ran. I wish I could put into words how beautiful I found the sunset that day, but nothing adequate comes to mind. It made the running worth it.
There was a line from Surah At-Rahman that stayed with me the whole day.
[He is] Lord of the two sunrises and Lord of the two sunsets.
رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقَيْنِ وَرَبُّ الْمَغْرِبَيْنِ – 55:17
2:00 pm So I’ve neglected these posts for a while due to tests. A lot of people I have met, or posts I’ve read talk about how… Read more “Ramadan Day 19”
5:50 am After the medication I took last night, it’s remarkable that I wake up at all. I understand that you do not have to fast if… Read more “Ramadan Day 8”
5:16 am Is it worth getting up for Sehri? 11:56 am This is the first time I’ve genuinely been this hungry. 5:30 pm Running before sunset is… Read more “Ramadan Day 5 “
4:41 am Waiting for my oats to cook. It’s still dark outside. I’ve been downing glasses of nearly scalding hot water to warm my insides. I question… Read more “Ramadan Day 1”
If I ever I wrote a book – I’m not saying I won’t – I would want it to be like The Buddha of Suburbia. I fall… Read more “Throwback: The Buddha of Suburbia”
Occasionally, I talk to people I don’t really know. Asking them personal but not intimate questions often takes them unawares. It’s when they are most honest and… Read more “New York? Nah”