The Awara Generation

  To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt Less than a generation ago, I’d have been considered a blasphemer and a degenerate of the highest degree. In my native Urdu, the best word to use is awara. It describes someone who is […]

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A Man’s World

The Prophet said that women totally dominate men of intellect and possessors of hearts. But ignorant men dominate women, for they are shackled by an animal ferocity. They have no kindness, gentleness or love, since animality dominates their nature. Love and kindness are human attributes; anger and sensuality belong to the animals. She is the […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 1

  Welcome oh the month that purifies us from the sins. Umar ibn Al-Khattab (R.A.) Being the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and a rich expression of Islamic spirit and unity, Ramadan is a time when most Muslims think more deeply about their faith. At the very least it’s a test of one’s discipline, […]

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Between: Part I

I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us. Khalil Gibran The biggest challenge for me as a writer is finding that perfect condition that allows me to effortlessly pour out a rainfall of words. When I find myself fighting to find the right words […]

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Goodbye Gordon Gekko

We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of […]

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