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Breathe in, breathe out: Is prayer a transaction?

Words and Artwork Zaenab Baisaheba J. Imaduddin. (@zaenabimaduddin) 11 June, 2020  A breath you take and a breath you give. Is this delicately balanced transaction an indication that nothing comes for free, except that which is destined for me? By this reckoning, is not prayer also a…

August 7, 2020
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“Social Media” – Miles to scroll before I sleep

Words Zahra K.   Header Credits Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers)  If airline companies gave free miles for every mile scrolled with a thumb on a touch screen, I would’ve travelled the world by now and still had sufficient left to pass on. My journey with social media began…

August 2, 2020
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“Summer” – Towards Something

Words Fatema A.   Header Credits Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers) Summers for the past two years have been incredibly anxiety-inducing for me. When this lockdown began, I sent my mentor a voice note dramatically exclaiming “I’m going crazy.” She laughed and asked why?  Seemingly endless days were why;…

July 30, 2020
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“Summer” – A Summer That Never Ends

Words Arwa A.   Header Credits Tasneem J. (@tjphotography53) These days you could trade for  a yo-yo spinning on tabletop, tracing maps. Like us, routes counted  by footprints danced.  In our backpacks, a wild palette  of unfettered dreams. Unpolished hands paint the sands gold; only we are…

July 29, 2020
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“Summer” – This Summer

Words Munira E.   Header Credits Ruqaiya K. (@rkphotography53) The seeds have been sown, the saplings are grown, and Rain decides to take its break.   He sits back in his chair, Rocks back and forth softly amidst wild air, and shuts his eyes after months end.…

July 28, 2020
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“Summer” – A Slice of Summer

Words Zahra K.    Header Credits Tasneem A. (@tasneemamiruddin) As a child, summer vacations for me were a mix of bittersweet feelings. Ours spanned from mid-April to mid-June with two months full of possibilities. All my friends enrolled themselves in various classes during the vacations, learning various…

July 27, 2020
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#hermitheroes – Learning to Cope with Quiet

Words Zahabiya H.   Header Credits Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers) There are a few things in these extraordinary circumstances that we can all agree on; we are suffering in ways we didn’t imagine (because staying at home the whole day isn’t the holiday we all hoped it would…

July 5, 2020
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#hermitheroes – One Day

Words Munira E.   Header Credits Fatema D. One day, Insha’Allah, when we are sitting in the comfort of our worn in sofa chairs with grey hair, wrinkled foreheads and spectacles, we’ll open our photo albums with our grandchildren by our sides and an array of decorative…

July 2, 2020
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“Social Media” – Maybe No

Words Sakina N.   Header Credits Fatema D. Social Media. It is hard to think of a world that is not connected by a series of online applications, each slightly different, but largely the same. They undoubtedly connect the world but simultaneously magnify our actions, both conscious…

July 6, 2019