The Fear

On the Day the sky is like molten brass and the mountains like tufts of colored wool. No good friend will ask about his friend even though they can see each other. An evildoer will wish he could ransom himself from the punishment of that Day, by means of his sons, or his wife or […]

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The Winter of our Discontent

  The winter will be long and bleak. Nature has a dismal aspect. Charles Nodier Winter is simultaneously maligned and revered in this part of the world. Every year, in late November or December, when the first snowflakes tumble down from the frigid winter clouds there’s a sense of wonder and excitement that courses through […]

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My First Ramadan

Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded? Surat […]

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The Sound of Heartbreak

The theme of heartbreak is recurring a lot in my creative ideas lately. I’m fascinated by it, not only based on my own experiences but because of how heartbreak is a shared experience. It truly strikes the core of the mortal condition, something that we all understand – a pain that crosses age, class, race, […]

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