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Bitter Sweet

Earlier this year, The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) launched the “Write a Revolution” competition as part of their SOS Syria project. The competition attracted submissions from writers across the globe. Entrants were asked to consider the words freedom, oppression, unity, justice and hope to write a short story or a poem in light of […]

Stairway to Heaven

By Farah Abduz-Zahir Rhythms primordial soothing, inspiring, connecting to some hidden electron’s orbit. In some inner recess synapses dance Listening. Smile plays on lips Heart alight chest heaves and inhales blessed blessed air made fragrant with the sounds of this recitation suspended in sound waves that permeate every alveolar crevice giving life suffuses into blood […]

The Artist of All Artists

By Sarah Mostafa You haven’t really realized your place in life until you’ve tried to describe a sunset in words. I realized this as I sat on a large rock near a creek on the University of Maryland campus and tried to describe the breathtaking view with pen and paper. I worked at it for […]

Fajr

By Musa Burki   As we rise in the morning Our souls possess a yearning To fill our hearts with spiritual light Kneeling as a humble servant in His sight   The dawn rings out a peaceful solitude Rising from our slumber to show gratitude Revealed words which emanate from the heart A beautiful ritual […]

The Idol in the Mirror

By Humaira Khan A Short Story She hated him when they had disagreements. Adil was a great husband and father—most of the time. He was caring and loving and he helped her with her household chores. He loved the children—he fed them, woke up in the middle of the night to help her put the […]

The Fault of the Son

By Anonymous There is a secret whispering alone in the dark, Mother, you haven’t spoken since the day at the park. Mother, don’t do this, I know you’re disappointed When you found in the evening your son wasn’t sainted It isn’t just blood that binds us both together Mother, this world can’t hold the meaning of forever Mother, remember […]

An Eid Gift: Photos from Al-Aqsa!

EID MUBARAK! One of our readers, Amira Yousef, was blessed with the opportunity to spend the 27th night of Ramadan at Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. There were an estimated 500,000 people present for taraweeh prayer. She wanted everyone to witness how beautiful it was for so many people to come together in this very dear […]

Ramadan: A Poem

By Musa Burki A time for our hearts to become unsealed Reflecting on the divine words revealed The month which we hope to never end Unable to count the infinite blessings it sends   Asked by our Lord to give up our worldly pleasures So that we may receive His divine treasures It’s a time […]

Send Blessings Most Serene

By Usman Siddiqui Upon my master, Mustafa, Lord, send your perfect peace. Send such a peace upon him that My hardships are released. Raise TaHa’s praise throughout the land And grant his rank increase, Then help me walk upon his way, And guard me from caprice.   Upon my master, Abdullah, Send mercy endlessly; This prayer I make […]

“It doesn’t make any sense…”

By Ruzky Aliyar ‘Why do some things in life not work out the way you want them to?’ said the boy. ‘How do you know that was what you really wanted?’ asked the girl. The boy momentarily froze. This had never occurred to him. If he got what he wanted, it made him happy. If […]

Honoring Our Authors: Shazia Ahmad

Why We Love Shazia Shazia is an amazing member of our WebbCommunity for many reasons. Perhaps her most distinctive trait is her wonderfully fluid, elegant writing style—even her emails read like poetry! As editors, she makes our job easy. Her warm writing voice and impeccable adab (character) are refreshing and enlightening. Whenever we read her emails, […]

Write a Revolution: Support Syria!

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) has started a new campaign to aid our brothers and sisters in Syria: SOS Syria. The first project in this campaign is ‘Write a Revolution‘ – a writing competition, open worldwide, to raise money for Syria. ‘Write for Revolution’ aims to revive and reinvigorate the Muslim youth to cultivate […]

Introducing a New Series: Honoring Our Authors

Alhamdulillah (praise and thanks be to God), we at SuhaibWebb.com have been blessed with an amazing group of writers and staff who have helped make the site flourish by Allah’s Grace, subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He). In the last few years, SuhaibWebb.com has won “Best Blog” at the Brass Crescent Awards, as well as commendations from the […]

A Most Blessed Rooftop

By Yacoob Manjoo This piece was inspired by my time in Madinah, on the rooftop of the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) mosque, a few weeks prior to Hajj 2011. I like rooftops because they are freedom. As I write this, I’m seated on one. No ordinary one, mind you; but one in a […]

Little Soldiers of Allah

A Short Story By Ishrat Ali A long time ago, there lived the wife of a mujahid (someone who fights or struggles in the way of God) named Aasiyah. She became a widow after giving birth to three sons. In the absence of her husband, she took good care of her children. She was a […]

The Legendary Tree of Good Manners

By Ishrat Ali Once in a town in Egypt lived a young boy named Zahir. He was very mischievious. Everyone in the town knew him for his bad behavior because he liked to prank people all the time. He never cared about what people thought of him. When he talked, he would say whatever he […]

A Gift From Gramps

By Aisha Bhoori for my sweet sixteen Gramps gave me a gift a sleek, red Benz and I loved that red Benz so much I went and put It in my heart I nurtured It in there and found a home for It right in the center of my heart I was so excited that […]

Hajj: A Golden Dream

By Ishrat Ali A Short Story Once in a small town lived a beautiful Muslimah named Aisha. Her beauty was the imaan (faith) in her heart that completed her character. Her hijab was her crown, her excellent manners her garment; Aisha’s gracefulness and compassion were such that they were like diamonds that shimmered inside of […]

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As a virtual mosque, we strive to provide a safe space for learning and discussion. We would like to invite our readers to join this process. Everyone has a reflection to share, expertise on a specific topic, or a new idea. We hope, by opening up submissions from guest authors, that we can highlight the […]