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Dream, until they come true! – “It’s Debatable”

Words Zahra K.    Header Credits Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers) Daydreaming vs. Nightdreaming Dream, until they come true! Daydreaming for me is not only a process of the creative visualisation of my aspirations, but often a portkey to a world that’s better than my own. It is a…

September 15, 2020
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Skills don’t decide art, people do. – “It’s Debatable”

Words Munira E.    Header Credits Sakina N. Art Forms: Contemporary vs. Traditional Skills don’t decide art, people do. I feel there is a common misconception that the artist is divided into two categories: one who knows how to use the paintbrush and one who does not.…

September 14, 2020
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Am I Contemporary Enough? – “It’s Debatable”

Words Sakina N.    Header Credits Sakina N.  Follow her work on her Tumblr. Art Forms: Contemporary vs. Traditional Am I Contemporary Enough?  Before we begin this article, I thought it might be useful to clarify the difference between contemporary and modern art. Though the terms are frequently…

September 13, 2020
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Part VII – Ohbat Out of the Box

Words Nafeesa M.    Header Credits Zainab K. OUT OF LOVE Love, passion, is a concept that can seldom be defined. It begins where the reach of words ends. Love can be perceived as always wanting to be united, becoming one with the beloved through every means;…

August 17, 2020
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Part VI – Ohbat Out of the Box

Words Murtaza A.    Header Credits Ruqaiya K. (@rkphotography53) SCRIBBLES WITH PURPOSE – My guide to better note taking during Ashara Rasulullahsaw counsels “retain ilm [in your heart] by writing it down”.  Listening to Moula’s Waaz is like trying to download the vast knowledge of the Universe into my…

August 17, 2020
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Part V – Ohbat Out of the Box

Words Zainab S.     Header Credits Alifiya S. The beginning of a new year.  As we approach Ashara Mubaraka 1442H, nostalgia is kicking in. Every year, we would prepare ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually for the Majalis of Imam Hussain AS. The rush of excitement and curiosity…

August 16, 2020
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Part IV – Ohbat Out of the Box

Words Murtaza D. Header and Photo Credits Murtaza D. (@murtazadaud) Photographs, whether still or in motion, have the ability to move a person. Emotionally and physically. For the past 2 years, I have been consciously documenting my Ashara Mubaraka experiences. I shoot a few rolls of…

August 15, 2020
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Part III – Ohbat Out of the Box

Words Fatema L.    Header Credits Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers) One poem a day is for ohbat my way From 12 months so special, just 9 days My preparations continue in so many ways Formalities of work leave are already done Search for a laundry for ironing has…

August 14, 2020
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Part II – Ohbat Out of the Box

Words Munira E.   Header Credits Sakina K. Spiritual Cleansing My fingers shuffle the beads one at a time, Ya Husain, Ya Husain, Ya Husain, but as the incantation increases, the name is etched farther into my soul with each count. I am no longer just saying…

August 13, 2020