Move Into the Light by Amatuallah A. Z.

Words Amatullah Sh A. Z. Photograph Lamiyah A. Murtaza K.   Light is the connection between us and the universe. Through light, we could experience distant stars and look back at the beginning of existence itself. In a nutshell, light is the smallest quantity of…

April 25, 2017
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Blog Food

Of Dodos and Puff Pastry- Treasures from a Bohra Kitchen

  Words Lubaina B. Illustration Fatema A.   Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, where I grew up is a bustling ‘happening’ neighbourhood today. When I was growing up, it was however out in the boonies and beyond. So chances of finding a Bohra in the vicinity were…

April 14, 2017

The Girl from Neptune- Tasneem A.

In conversation with Tasneem Ben Amiruddin Foreword by Fatema A. Tasneem Ben is the epitome of a child who never grew up. Her excitement about life is palpable. But you wouldn’t know until you meet her in person. From the brief messages and phone calls we…

April 10, 2017
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Gifts from The Garden

Words Hasan Safiuddin Illustration Alifiya Z. and Sakina K. My head throbbed. Only a few days ago, I was running a fever and almost collapsed. Today, I was dehydrated, tired, and squished. All I wanted was a nap. Actually, I’m not sure if it’s the nap…

April 8, 2017

On Being a Bookstagrammer

Photography and Words Ruqaiyah K. (ruqkishreads).  My journey as a bookstagrammer; people who use Instagram as a platform to post and talk about books, has been life changing. And I’m not exaggerating. This journey has truly given me such a strong sense of who I…

April 7, 2017

Taking Off

Photography and Words Murtaza D.  Rasulullah SAW instructed the faithful to travel, adding that travel has many benefits. Building on Rasulullah’s SAW statement, Moulana Ali RA illustrated and explained five benefits of traveling. Travel will: Relieve one from grievances and sorrows Expand one’s livelihood Increase…

April 5, 2017
Artists Women

Cakesbyfatemadathi: Pharmacist turned Cake Artist

In conversation with Fatema M. Dathi Pharmacist turned Cake Artist and my journey to the sweeter side; counting the memories and not the calories.   No course will teach you how to be creative, that has to come from you. What is your cooking/baking background?…

April 3, 2017

Heaven on Earth

Words Ruqaiyah M. A. and Alefiyah H. A. Photograph Burhanuddin D.   Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA often said: “Now Mamlooke-ale-Mohammad parts from  you. I will not be in your sights, but will remain etched in your hearts…Don’t forget me, keep remembering me, I will remember you.…

March 24, 2017
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In Conversation with Rashida M.

In conversation with Rashida M.   Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) Foreword Batul S.  As you’ll soon find out, Rashida M. is many things and an enigma is definitely one of them. Her splash of hair and toothy grin only highlights the colourful chaos that is her personality.…

March 12, 2017
Blog Travel

Aspen, Colorado

Words Rashida M.   Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers)    In India, when the monsoons came along, my father who loved long drives, more often than not, said, “Well, how about Galiakot?” “Burhanpur,” my mother would reply. And between their arguments we might end up going to Hasanpeer…

March 10, 2017