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I am on a journey towards Ihsan (It means ‘excellence’ – It is a matter of taking one’s Iman (inner faith) and showing it in both deed and action). I hope to share my journey and my “spoonful of sugar”, you know,  those small random bits and bobs that make me. Me.

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I also advise you with five matters: when you are treated unjustly, do not behave unjustly; when you are praised, do not become happy; when you are criticized, do not become upset; when you are not believed, do not become angry; and if people act deceitfully towards you, do not act deceitfully towards them.

 

Ibn Abi Hatim

Given my privilege as a woman, I only degrade myself by trying to be something I’m not – and in all honesty – don’t want to be: a man. As women, we will never reach true liberation until we stop trying to mimic men, and value the beauty in our own God-given distinctiveness. If given a choice between stoic justice and compassion, I choose compassion. And if given a choice between worldly leadership and heaven at my feet—I choose heaven.

Yasmin Mogahed