Where’re your shoes?

  I am not good at story-telling, but there’s a story I want to tell. It’s related to a person, or rather the act of that person, which I was profoundly inspired by. You may have come across this story too, it soon became viral in a war-torn world that is thirsty for kindness, for any news of generosity, for selfless love. Yes, […]

An Open Letter to the Broken Hearted

We all have our own paths to tread – our own mistakes to make – our own lessons to learn. This is your path, no one else’s. These are your lessons, no one else’s. So learn them by heart. Do you remember how it had all begun? This world did not leave you; it was […]

Colours of Hijab

Zaynab Academy had the honour of hosting Hijab Day where women came together to share their hijab stories. We had entries from a variety of women of different backgrounds and experience. Here are some of the stories that were written. _________________________________ My name is Selma, I ́m German and was born and raised as an […]

Untold Stories

She stared at the screen trying to make out what the teacher was saying in class. Eyes stinging with sleep, she kept dragging the recording bar back to listen to it over and over again, in the hope that things might start making some sense eventually. After a few minutes, a sharp pain in the leg brought her […]