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The Diamond in the Sand

by Laila Hasib

The Sequel to The Sandhills of Arabia

Uncover the devastating story of US espionage against Black

American Muslims as Mary searches for her true identity.

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After The Sandhills of Arabia was first published in 1992, the lovers of Shaheedah, Jafar and Mary patiently awaited its sequel and were rewarded three years later with The Diamond in the Sand. In 2017 Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing began and its first title was The Sandhills of Arabia. This 2023 edition of its sequel is being graciously offered after 28 years.

The Diamond in the Sand pursues the story of the friendship of two young ladies, Shaheedah and Mary, focusing on Mary’s search for her true identity. It captures truth, justice and love and reveals US espionage against Black American Muslims and upholders of peace throughout the world.



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Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Blog Post 64

September 17, 2023

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 Most Important –

Pray, Make Duas,

Read/Recite the Qur’an,

Dhikr, Study Islam,



Contemplate on the Signs of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala

1. Reflect on Allah’s Blessings

2. Exercise outdoors

3. Read, especially fiction

4. Volunteer

5. Aromatherapy

6. Study outdoors

7. Focus on the present

8. Practise patience

9. Take a course

10. Talk to Allah

11. Laugh – watch clean comedy

12. Declutter

13. Unplug

14. Get a massage 

15. Write

16. Join a human rights cause

17. Talk

18. Create art, Draw, Colour 

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19. Visit family and friends

20. Rely on Allah

21. Call your family and friends

22. Start a new hobby

23. Get out of town

24. Do yoga

25. Manage your time

26. Be mindful

27. Engage with your family 

28. Leave work at work

29. Take a nap

30. Make duas to Allah for others

31. Love

32. Watch movies 

33. Visit a sick person

34. Pick up litter

35. Play a sport

36. Fulfill someone’s need

37. Take care of an animal

38. Set a goal and work toward it

39. Do something for a child 

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40. Make a vow to Allah

41. Visit new places

42. Learn something new

43. Be grateful 

44. Forgive others 

45. Connect with old friends

46. Cry

47. Dress up 

48. Take a hot bath with candles & bubbles 

49. Take a walk around your neighbourhood 


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50. Ask Allah for what you need 

51. Watch the sunrise, Watch the sunset 

52. Play cards, board games 

53. Look at faith-in-humanity-restoring photos 

54. Delegate tasks 

55. Think positive, good thoughts

56. Make a list of your accomplishments

57. Teach

58. Research a topic of interest

59. Use affirmations 

60. Turn to Allah for healing

61. Make a list of things you’ve overcome 

62. Be aware of negative self-talk

63. Bake

64. Snack on fruits, vegetables & nuts

65. Babysit

66. Make a donation

67. Take a social media break

68. Work on your hobby

69. Use a gratitude journal

70. Fulfill your obligations to Allah 

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71. Join a study group or club

72. Make a gift for your parents

73. Develop a skill

74. Garden, Grow plants/herbs indoors

75. Listen to uplifting music

76. Do brain games

77. Invite family and/or friends over/out 

78. Cook and/or clean for a neighbour

79. Watch inspirational videos/Ted Talks

80. Think/Talk/Act in the Way of Allah


Al-Hamdulillah! If you know of other ways to take care of yourself, please let us know.

Thank you to all the numerous people's websites that were used to help create this list.

Please take care of yourself, inshallah.