Chicken Tagine

Written by Sophie This recipe is one that our mum always makes and has become a staple favourite in our household!  I’m a huge fan of middle-eastern style food and this tagine is just as delicious as those that I was eating out in Morocco last year.  It is straight forward to make and doesn’t…

Solar and Lunar Eclipse in Islam

This morning there was a total solar eclipse, and in Indonesia people could see it in several provinces include West Java where I live. Alhamdulillah, we could perform prayer (salatul-kusuf) during that time in our masjid (Mosque) at 06.20 am. Here in this chance, I’ll share about solar and lunar eclipse base on Qur’an and […]

20 pieces of advice for my sister before her Marriage by the Noble Scholar Badr bin Ali Al-Utaybee

This was gifted to me by a sister who got it from the UK and the best gift that I have been given so far. I absolutely love books and this is the first one I received as a gift. It is an amazing read specially for sisters even those who don’t want to get […]

This is a Letter to Your Beautiful Mind

This is a Letter to Your Beautiful Mind

from the scarf head you glanced at
uneasily as you went past in the street today
as you pretended to take aim and fire
as you scornfully called out go back to Iran or
how old this is getting
I’d rather write about the sky

response #1: go with your gut, girl

I wear this for fun, actually.
it’s a scarf. deal with it.

response #2: politics and the fine art of the reactionary

no, I’m not oppressed –
not a soldier of wrath – no, I’m not
patriarchy’s last victim –
no, I do have rights –
I’m not a fundamentali –
hey. Hey! I’m talking to you –

response #3: the appeal to intellect through reason

I want someday
to manage the word God in a poem
without committing travesty

response #4: it’s ironic

how what covers my hair
slows traffic
scares boys
stops ultraviolet rays
starts riots

keeps my ears warm in winter.