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September 2016


Why do I cry?

Words Insiyah Bensaab Tamim Bhaisaab Illustration Fatema A. Insiyah Bensaab resides in Mumbai, which is also her favoritest place to be. She longs to have the ability to teleport from one place to another without the hassle of vehicles. She detests incompetence in work. If she were to author…

September 29, 2016

Pearls of the Past- III

Rasulullah SAW: “Man baka aw abka aw tabaka alaa waladael-hussain wajabat hul- janaa.” Je naa muta’aliq ek waaz ma Mufaddal Maula TUS ye farmayu: “Je shakhs mara farzand Husain par roi, ya rulawe,  ya rou na awtu hoi toh rowa jiwa moh banawe, toh…

September 29, 2016

Remembering Husain AS

Cover Photo by Murtaza K- Toronto Maria R- Singapore Karbala The land where it all ended and where it all began. The land with history so rich, money can never buy. The land of hopes so high, going beyond the blood-red skies. The land of…

September 28, 2016

Ashara Essentials

“Excuse me, would you have a spare paper and pen?” In the crazy dash that is a typical day during Ashara, it is only natural we forget one thing or another. Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Presenting to you the Ashara Essentials. Heads up on…

September 27, 2016

Remembering Ashura- Art by MRYM

My Inspiration for this theme comes from Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS repeatedly telling us to do gham of Imam Husain AS. So much so that it becomes second nature to us. Like breathing. Shedding tears (on Imam Husain’s gham) is not an easy thing. But what…

September 26, 2016

Where will it be?

Words Tasneem P. Photograph Tasneem J. (instagram: tjphotography53) Tasneem ben resides in Houston, Texas. She was a practicing lawyer,  who decided to  stop to take on the challenge of raising 5 girls. After doing this for 23 years, she says it is truly the most rewarding…

September 23, 2016
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Words Farida H. Photograph Sakina K. I created a new human which was safely delivered in November 2014.My body did not change much, neither did my attitude. My experiences with her are pretty weird, so I  write about it. It is becoming history- but it will be legendary.…

September 16, 2016

The Amat of Allah

Words Tasneem P. Illustration Fatema A.  Amatullah Aaisaheba: the Amat Of Allah,  most endearingly referred to as Busaheba by all, was the fragrance of the home of Al Dai al Mutlaq, al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohhamed Burhanuddin Saheb (R.A) I vividly recall going to meet Busaheba…

September 16, 2016

A Movement of Love: HAPPYTHREADS by SuperMoms

Words Naqiya Y. Photograph Sakina K. Naqiya ben is a British born self confessed junkie of contemporary design and witty one liners. Alumni, Jamea Saifiyah. Founder, Random in Tandem. Stories come in many avatars. Some pike interest, some inspire. Some resonate and some – the most…

September 9, 2016

Bayt Maulatena Fatema AS

Words Zahabiya A. Calligraphy Tasneem S. Zahabiya ben currently lives in Sri Lanka and works in research for an ethical think tank. Her interests include writing, chocolate, walking, travel, chocolate, harry potter, legal philosophy, art and chocolate. We have all heard the zikr. Our Maula, Syedna…

September 8, 2016