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The “Filtered-Funnel” (and other frivolities) – “Social Media”

Words Arwa A.   // Header Credits Alifiya Z. For the uninitiated, “The Social Dilemma” is a documentary about the insidious effects of social networking sites. Engineers, venture capitalists, businessmen and various industry leaders speak about the behind-the-scenes of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. Everything…

January 29, 2021
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That’s what they want! – “Social Media”

Words Munira E.   //  Header Credits Alifiya Z.  When I first saw the trailer for ‘The Social Dilemma,’ I thought to myself, yes! Finally, someone has put what I have been thinking into something tangible. I knew I had to watch it, both for my…

January 22, 2021
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Escaping the Rabbit Hole – “Social Media”

Words Zahra K.   // Header Credits @AlifsMurt.  I love Instagram and the thrill of looking at pictures, with the full knowledge that social media is addictive and creepy. That we are all living in some kind of a controlled bubble, where all of our online activity is…

January 8, 2021
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Something Old and Something New – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Amatulla Z.    Header Credits Fatema J. (@fatemajosh) One of the great triumphs of Islamic civilization was to envelope its subjects in the beauty of Islamic art that attempted to go beyond the aesthetic into an experience of the divine. God is beauty, the Quran tells…

December 25, 2020
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Our Minds – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Munira E.    Header Credits Sakina D. (@sakina.dohadwala) Our minds are now habitats to animal thoughts we self-talk like venomous snakes betraying ourselves with doubt   we jump from the branches of one curse to another like desperate monkeys seeking attention from no-one else but ourselves…

December 21, 2020
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A different canopy – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Amatullah Y.    Header Credits Amena T. (@_at_design_) I love the feel of the wind under my wings, I love soaring high and fast, darting towards the ground before sharply sweeping off, my talons scraping the water of the bay. I am a peregrine falcon, I…

December 14, 2020
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Faatir – Ashara 1442H

Words Amatulla Z.    Header Credits Alifiya M. (@alifillusions) August 18th 2020, pehli raat actually, was the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment to the constitution in the United States. This historic legislation gave women the right to vote, a much-celebrated milestone in womens’…

October 26, 2020
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The Bountiful Season – Ashara 1442H

Words and Header Credits Amatullah Y. (@aayusufali)    In the Abbasid Era, many people came from all over the world to Karbala for the ziarat of Imam HusainAS. The governor of Karbala did not like the pilgrimage of the shia who came and decreed that of…

October 15, 2020