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“Allah (SWT) will ask every caretaker about the people under his care, and the man will be asked about the people of his household.” (ABU DAUD)

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Rage Against the Machine Day 15 by Kripa Gressel

On Being a Lady

by Kripa Gressel of A Thing of Grace

I walk down the streets at night wondering how safe I am.

I was taught to “sit like a lady”, and have been trained to dress in order to not tempt men. 903 more words


Being a parent, a Hercules task!

Yesterday a group of ten year old boys sitting in a playground seemed like coming from extremely good families,made weird sounds and trying to mock and make fun of the people passing by, for them it was after all just fun, a daring way to show their friends their courage by making fun of aunties and uncles. 256 more words

Sie haben die Wahl - The choice is yours

In a fabric and haberdashery store.  The customer in front of me: a mother with her five-year-old son.

“Here we are, Victor-Emanuel, now you pick a fabric you like.” 523 more words

Agoraphobia diary: 10am day 3

Hello, everyone. Well, today is the third day of my agoraphobia challenge, and this morning brings a chance to catch my breath. I slept like a log, with only one anxiety dream – much better than the night before. 226 more words


The Music and My Cultural Identity

I was born in upstate New York in a small town called Plattsburgh. Being the first child  in the family , I moved around from state to countries and lived with different family members so my parents can fulfill their dreams. 424 more words

Growing up

As I’ve established a couple of times here I am a Filipino, and my family are too of course. We do have Spanish ancestry on my dad’s side but I was raised by my maternal gradmother, and boy does she have an iron hand. 751 more words