The Choice His name was Hussain A name most of you are afraid of today. But he was legitimate, The grandson of the Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him 50 years past the Messenger’s death Hussain was the one who carried the message And stood against Ruthlessness. Yazid. Illegitimacy Yazid. Feared for demanding allegiance From … Continue reading Docupoem on Hazrat Imam Hussain ibn Ali
A poem about how I got here.
Recently, my boyfriend invited me to his sister's wedding. Right after he did, he hesitated and said, "Aunties are gonna be judging you, babe..." I asked him why, even though I knew the answer. "Because of your tattoos," he said like it was as obvious as my hair color. "I'm going to cover them, you … Continue reading Aunties Gonna Hate: My Tattoos
The discussion of feminine desires is something that I've always wanted to write about because having been in a culture that adamantly advocates modesty, a culture that equates desire to moral distaste, I feel that it's my obligation to write about why women and men should learn how to understand that fearing desire inevitably divides … Continue reading Breaking the Taboo: Why Muslim American Women Should Start Talking About Sexuality, Eroticism, and Femininity.