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The Beloved

If envy is a sin then I am the incurable sinner for I envy every eye that ever caught a glimpse of you. I envy the waves that carried your voice, and the air that touched your cheeks. I envy even the ground that once served you, and I confess to you that despite my […]

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Competition-I Want That Too!

It is interesting to observe in traditional cultures, especially in the Muslim world, that the marketplaces are comprised of rows of businesses dealing with the same product. In America, it would be considered foolish to open a business in proximity to a business already selling the same product. In Damascus, everyone knows where the marketplace […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

1. I am only the house of your beloved, not the beloved Himself: true love is for the treasure, not for the coffer that contains it. “The real beloved is that One who is unique, who is your beginning and your end. When you find that One, you’ll no longer expect anything else: that is […]

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When The Clouds Spoke

-This is a guest post by a writer who wishes to remain anonymous- “And how many Signs in the heavens and the earth do they pass by? Yet they turn (their faces) away from them!” (Surah Yusuf, ayah 105) Clouds fascinate me. Rather, I’m obsessed with them. Whenever I step outside, I love to observe the […]

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Dear Sister!

Dedicated to a Very Dear Friend, You Know Who You Are. My dear sister! Know that you leave me distressed, that my heart weeps for you! Know that when you cry, I cry!  Oh my sister! We may be far but know that I feel your hurt, your pain is mine! That your tears fall […]

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Becoming a Naya Pakistani

By Umm Umamah (The writer is an Electronic Engineer from GIKI, and is currently a stay-at-home mom) “The eyes are shedding tears and the heart is grieved, and we will not say except what pleases our Lord.” [Rasul Allah (SAW) at the death of his infant son Ibrahim, as quoted in Sahih Bukhari]  Yes, we are […]

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Such Are the Days…

It appears it`s been ages since I have had this urge. This urge to write, to feel the swish of the pen flowing across a page, a page that only moments ago was blank. Oh the smell of paper and the feel of ideas just flowing out of an ink pen! And these winter nights! […]

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Woman, Thy Name is Entrepreneur!

Dedicated to Sano, Maheen Mumtaz and all those who put in a word(or two:P) about my writer`s block:P Thank you girls for pushing me! And to all those women part of Woman,Thy Name is Entrepreneur! Old friends are like the “BAAMB”. No, seriously, they have the unique ability to transport us back to the “crazy […]

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License to Kill

This is a guest post by Ayaz R. an Electrical Engineer based in Islamabad. * A true account. Names have been changed to protect the privacy of  the people involved.* Fareeda bibi refused to give the dead body of Kausar, her daughter. She stood in front of a fleet of village elders who had come […]