madrid in city out

It was a really boring game considering the fact that i watched the earlier fixture between Bayern and atletico. Both Madrid and mancity didn’t really entertain the fans(well actually i wasn’t entertained, don’t know about others), the tempo during the match was very low. Truth be told i wanted mancity to go through but their…

Wednesday

“I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.”- El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X

Wednesday

“Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.” —Chimamanda Adichie

LIFE

Life is a journey for us all We cry, we laugh, sometimes we fall but always recall Allah never gives a burden too tall. ﻟَﺎ ﻳُﻜَﻠِّﻒُ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻧَﻔْﺴًﺎ ﺇِﻟَّﺎ ﻭُﺳْﻌَﻬَﺎ “Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Qur’an,2:286 ).

Things They Made Me Feel

  They made me feel I was the one lacking, I was the one bad, I was the one who couldn’t hold it down for just one second. They made me feel sad, distant, treated me like an outcast, they said “go home, you have no place here”. They used me then made me feel…

THE WORLD AS IT IS

From Palestine to Syria to Burma to Somalia to South Sudan to the UK to Yemen to the USA to South Africa to Iraq,  it’s a tale of shootings, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, bombings, killings, hatred, racism, hunger, famine, war. The world is in crisis with no reprieve in sight. Daily headlines are marked by stories of…

Random Thoughts

Parenting. To me it’s basically the most daunting task on earth. I think about it every time and it makes me reflect deeply on so many things. I think of my family and how my sisters turned out fine, humble, nice and beautiful both in person and character, and with this thought comes fear, fear…

Xenophobia

The news of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa has been making headlines in media outlets based in Africa. From front pages of newspapers to TV screens to radio broadcasts and of course social media platforms. It’s been quite surprising as to how a people go from being accommodating to being hostile in a flash….

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Rohingya refugees sit inside their home at a refugee camp in Bangladesh [M P Hossain/Reuters] Cries, cries of a woman being raped in front of her own child. The toddler protests by crying and gets slaughtered by the rapist. Death, death reported in their thousands as life once sacred is now cheap. Life has become…