Randa Abdel-Fattah

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Randa Abdel-Fattah

Once upon a time, a fisherman went out to sea. He caught many fish and threw them all into a large bucket on his boat. The fish were not yet dead, so the man decided to ease their suffering by killing them swiftly. While he worked, the cold air made his eyes water. One of the wounded fish saw this and said to the other: "What a kind heart this fisherman has- see how he cries for us." The other fish replied: "Ignore his tears and watch what he is doing with his hands.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You never feel good when you lie. It doesn't matter how much you want something, if you lie to somebody you love, and they actually, sincerely believe you, you feel like a cockroach that needs some serious Raid action.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I couldn't stop bawling, watching the towers come down. it was a terrible thing to happen. And a terrible thing to realize that I don't sit though the nigh crying when such horrors happen all the time.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But persistent name calling? that prolongs hurt. It stretches out. Each nasty word stretches the rubber band further away until finally, one day, it snaps back at you with maximum impactMore Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Yes, Simone, he is mentally unstable for being attracted to you. call the men in white suits.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I want to be with one person in my life. I want to know that the guy I spend the rest of my life with is the first person I share something so intimate and exciting with.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Belief means nothing without actionsMore Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What’s the good of being true to your religion on the outside, if you don’t change what’s on the inside,were it really counts ?More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life isn’t like the movies. People don’t change overnight. people don’t go from arrogant and self-righteous to ashamed and remorseful. They don’t suddenly give in when they’ve spent years taking out. No doesn’t magically become a Yes.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes it's easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's like one of those scenes from a feel-good Hollywood movie. Where everybody is happy and nobody's hair fizzes in the wind. Where it doesn't rain, your shoes stay comfortable all day, and everybody's jokes are funny.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have to choices in this world; we either try to survive or to give up.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything is relative. If you want to understand a problem you look at its cause. You don’t look at its manifestation.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That’s when this warm feeling buzzes through you and you smile to yourself, knowing God’s watching you, knowing that He knows you’re trying to be strong to please Him.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And it’s when I’m standing there this morning, in my PJs and a hijab, next to my mum and my dad, kneeling before God, that I feel a strange sense of calm. I feel like nothing can hurt me, and nothing else matters.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Yeah, don't you take a break?" "I don't have time for breaks." "That's the whole point of a break. When you've got no time, you need a break.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Parents. Honestly. Sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
there is more to this hijab than the whole modesty thing. These girls are strangers to me but I know that we all felt an amazing connection, a sense that this cloth binds us in some kind of universal sisterhood.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
True friends are those who love you not in spite of your faults and imperfections, but because of them.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do most of my reading on the train ride to and from work. But I always have a book in my handbag so that I can read at any time, anywhere.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've been writing stories since I was a kid. I love writing stories.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a multicultural, diverse society there are countless ways in which people negotiate the everyday lived experience and reality of diversity.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The easiest way for readers to connect with characters and feel sympathy is to make the character entertaining, sympathetic and likeable.More Randa Abdel-Fattah [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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