This is Amina’s story. She leans back on the sofa and wipes her hands over her face after the Asr prayers. Amina is my cousin’s older step sister, same dad different mums. She was in the neighbourhood and decided to drop by. She has brought her friend Salimah with her. ‘I was new in this … More Amina’s story
Did y’all see picture of Singer John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen in the press? The woman was wearing a long sleeved, long black evening dress with a slit so high .. she was showing everything. When I say everything I mean everything! She might as well have turned up nude. What is … More The not a dress dress.
Some words irk me. They really do. Do you find words are especially created to trivialise women? Words like yummy mummy. What on earth is a yummy mummy?! Only a child has the right to call a woman a yummy mummy and only if that woman is the child’s mother and the child is hungry! … More Yummy Mummy
It is said that life expectancy has increased. That due to improved eating habits and better health care, we are living longer than ever before. A child born in the naughties (2000) can expect to live to a hundred. 100 years ..that’s a very ripe old age. The poor Victorians were lucky if they saw … More How old where the Prophets?
I notice her before she sees me. How could I miss her, with her curly reddish hair, Mediterranean olive skin, tight black jeans and matching black top. She stands out from the crowd. She always stood out. I hear someone calling my name. I know its her. I don’t look back. She calls me … More Walking away
Most of us pray when things go wrong. At least those of us who are believers pray when faced with a major calamity. The non-believers find the nearest bridge…. When faced with desolation and despondency and we can’t seem to see the slightest flicker of light at the end of the tunnel, what do … More The Ungrateful Servant
A man who was the lone survivor of a terrible shipwreck, Was washed ashore on a tiny uninhabited island. Marooned, afraid and alone, the man cried out to Allah to rescue him from his terrible fate. Unfamiliar with survival tactics, the man went hungry for days and struggled to endure…. Eventually, he was able to … More Have Belief
The American people have been at the polls. They have come out in droves and voted in their millions. They want to make America great again. So they have nominated …..Donald Trump. Donald Trump. A racist, sexists, divisive, anti Islam, anti Mexican, anti disability, red neck zelebrity (yes the z is deliberate) caricature with NO political … More Please tell me this is a joke!