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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
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Part I – Ohbat Out of the Box

Words Sakina N.    Header Credits Sakina N.  The Ripples of Our Matam Today was Eid-e-Ghadire-khum. As far as days go, it was rather melancholic. The rain was in a constant state of confusion, unable to decide whether to pour or stop. It continued to trickle down…

August 12, 2020
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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