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Kaighla Um Dayo

Kaighla Um Dayo is a writer, blogger, and podcaster. She is a regular contributor at islamwich.com, where she ruminates on life as a Muslim American. Her favorite things are meditation, painting, drinking tea, and being outside in nature. Kaighla is the Content Manager & Editor of  My-Iddah.com, a site dedicated to supporting, empowering, and encouraging Muslim women going through divorce and single motherhood.

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Beware of Anger the Hunting Dog

Beware of Anger the Hunting Dog

Though naturally passionate and even rebellious, I was never really an angry person. In fact, I tended more toward allowing people to bully me, as I hate conflict and believed allowing injustice was the higher path than defending myself. The first time I recall ever experiencing real, blinding rage, I was around 25 years old and I …

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The Cost of Arrogance

If we are humble and honest with ourselves, we will see that many of the ways we judge others are a direct cause of the hardships we ourselves face. Absolutely none of us is immune to sin, and God has used our sin, time and time again, to remind us that we are not better than anyone else.

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The Test of Ease

Because I have a wonderful relationship with my husband and a strong support system, I find myself turning less and less toward God to comfort me and more and more toward my friends, loved ones, and husband. They, and I, are ash. We are nothing but a jar of organs covered in a layer of skin, and we can be destroyed and returned to our Lord in a moment.

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Sincerity Towards The Almighty

I noticed the lack of sincerity in my heart, and I noticed the pride I had developed at being part of this prestigious choir, and I decided to step down. I could not handle the feeling that I was more interested in people believing I was pious than actually being pious.

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