A Woman’s Last Name
I was taught by my American culture that I must change my name when I get married because I am his.
I was taught by Islam that I don’t have to change the name my father gave me. I am not my husband’s property.
"If blood is the price of independence, then Bangladesh has paid the highest price in history."
"It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse."
When I was little
I told my dad I stubbed my toe
So he told me to bite my finger
Until I forget about the toe
And was only thinking of the finger
To take one pain away by focusing on another
It actually sounds quite similar
To something I do now
Mistakes were mistakes, and failures were failures. But do not torment yourself (or others) with memories of their past, rather be optimistic and remember the words of Allaah: “Say, ‘O My servants who have committed excess against themselves, do not despair of Allah’s mercy. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins, for it is He who is the Ever-forgiving, Merciful.” [39:53
I needed this