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Right now, I'm reading:
Random memoirs among other things.

My favorite story of all time is:
I have several from The Quran.

In bed I like to read:
I don't read in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
TeenInk, Brevity and 100words among others. These are three of my most favourite places for personal write-ups. Do share with me your favourite sites where you read creative non-fiction!

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Reverting to Islam.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
All you need is The Lord.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I don't have such a song. But there are verses from The Quran that I can personally relate to.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?

sanjida_shaheed’s Latest Memoir of 40

“Why strive, if not for Him?”

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