So You May Know One Another

Miskellaneous, SoloBlazes

It’s of no surprise being a Muslim female in her twenties that the subject of marriage crosses mine and millions of others minds ever so often. When will it happen, how will it happen, with whom? We are always wondering but will never know until it finally happens.

With whom, that’s the million dollar question. I’m not a hopeless romantic who envisions a tall, dark stranger who will come and sweep me of my feet, I do however have



أَُكِئَلو ُ م هاَوْأَم ُ راَّنلا اَِبِ او ناَك َُنو بِسْكَي

“(as for) those, their abode is the fire because of what they earned”

Fajr prayer does not matter now; it will matter tomorrow. Right now, you are extremely tired and you can’t even stand, let alone

What We’re Watching: Elementary

Miss Nasra, What We're

As someone who is drawn to intellectual conversations, and debates I can say SHERLOCK is my favorite show. I’ve completed the entire seasons of Sherlock long ago and have been waiting anxiously for a new season for a year now. I was in desperate need of a fix, until last month when a classmate suggested ELEMENTARY! Was I relieved? Of course yes, I get 6 seasons to watch the detective in action, with an interesting twist that this Sherlock is set in New York city…….”dramatic music in the background”

I have finished season one of Elementary and I’m loving it, more than Mc Donald’s loving it. The whole series is so well written and presented touching issues like love, friendship, mental health, abuse, trust, life changing decisions while not forgetting the murder, mystery and blackmail .

I am yet to watch Sherlock as played by the awesome Robert Downey Jr, but I first fell in love with the character Sherlock when benedict Cumberbatch took on and delivered an amazing performance of 221B Baker’s street best consulting detective. The main lead in Elementary is played by Jonny Lee miller he too deserves a round of applause for portraying Sherlock as we know him as, A FREAKING GENIUS!

Back to the topic, I highly recommend watching elementary if you like to think and riddle as you watch, I guarantee you suprises, twists and a great deal of action.

One aspect I’ve noticed that is different in Elementary form Sherlock is that the Sherlock here tries to engage in forging relationships with people other than his only friend, Watson and better yet Watson is female not male. You can imagine the conflicts that can happen between a female ex-surgeon and cold messy eccentric guy. If you still are in doubt about taking this show on, then this might convince you, Sherlock is the most depicted fictional character in TV as recorded in the Guinness world book of records…….because he is a cocaine addict who solves crimes! Now the series isn’t centred on this man alone, but his friend Watson an ex surgeon, struggling after killing a patient on the table. His older brother Mycroft Holmes, gifted with deductive powers more than our beloved Sherlock and lastly, the bitter-sweet relationship of Sherlock and a criminal mastermind, Moriarty; his arch nemesis.

One more thing, Sherlock can and will be involved in a romantic relationship, he is a human after all.

Candy Wrappers


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That time, Majid and I used to lie on the floor with the worn out mattress that we bought from one of his friends who had left the country. We would wake up in the morning our backs aching in our little tiny room that had the kitchen counter an arm away from where we slept. We would constantly complain about the farting smells that seemed endless in our tiny little house. I never realized it at that time, but we were making our own little beautiful memories.

We had no TV, laptop or smartphones. We couldn’t afford it. I used to write him letters and ask one of the boys we know in the compound to rush the letter

Torn up



I am 20 years old, and I had recently started wearing the Niqab.

I understand that I might be wearing it for the wrong reasons. The bulk of women I know wear it out of their faith. You could say that I would be wearing it out of faith as well, but not out of fear; out of understanding God has made men and women different.

Some could say that it’s for selfish reasons.

However, I am extremely thankful and grateful for the fact that my religion gave me the freedom to cover myself.  That it is a blessing when a woman covers herself.

It isn’t appreciated by most of the people in the modern Muslim communities, nor by some of my family members; afraid that I am becoming an extremist. Some would sneer and smirk, telling me that this phase wouldn’t last long. That being ‘religious’ was much harder than most youngsters thought these days. They told me that I would not last, just like many others before me.

Didn’t they realize?

The little brown girl

Mi hi, MuslimahsABlaze, SoloBlazes

This story is about the little brown girl
Who never realized how beautiful her golden skin was.

She lived her life believing,
Every single day,
That she would never be defined as beauty

She never thought to look carefully, and deeply at every inch of herself
At every single speck on her skin
At every shade of color, that made her who she was

She could not bother

Society was always right
They had labeled her skin as