Curtains down, 2014.

2014. I have so much to write and express about this year yet words fail me when I am deeply emotional. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer” – Zora Neale Hurston. Definitely this has been a year of answers. Alhamdulilah. I wrote this on Jan 1,…Continue reading Curtains down, 2014.

The sound of “M”

Out of the blue, my affairs are being set alright. The professional life I so dearly wanted. The personal life I have yearned for, for so long. Everything is just turning out as the way I want it. Alhamdulilah I know, there is someone praying for me, early morning or…Continue reading The sound of “M”

The season of March

It was March. The season of in between.The spring of the Arabian desert. I was in front of the Kaabah. Standing besides me were my parents. Exactly above was the Baitul Maa’moor in the heavens…where 70, 000 angels visit everday. Bliss ! Tears streaming down from my face, I raised…Continue reading The season of March

Ten Favourite Books

There is a trend going on over Facebook asking for ‘Your ten favourite books’. I came across this IndiSpire post and decided to write down my own list. Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abul Hawa – Humanizes the struggle of Palestinians and deals with universal need of a homeland, security,…Continue reading Ten Favourite Books

The tweets of survival.

Prompt : What is the most helpful post/hashtag you read about the recent attacks on Gaza? (Prompt slightly modified!)   In early July, while casually browsing through Twitter I came across the Twitter hashtag #Gazaunderattack. Since I was out of touch with International news, I didn’t know the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…Continue reading The tweets of survival.

Healing through words.

Nearly two months since I showed my presence on the blogosphere. Life happened! Yet, I feel a piece of the puzzle missing. …there are two ways in which I find my healing and patience : Prayer and Writing. My time constraints and roller-coaster changes of past few months made me…Continue reading Healing through words.

Zero to Hero !

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. The digit which in itself has no value yet increases the value of another digit manifold, when placed after it. Yes, I finish…Continue reading Zero to Hero !

Yemen

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. ….we are nearly at the end of this long 26 days Challenge ! Today’s post is about the name of a Middle Eastern…Continue reading Yemen

Xebec, it is !

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. X-day might be one of the most difficult one in the A to Z Challenge. I am quite surprised to find an actual…Continue reading Xebec, it is !

Picturesque Wadi

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Wadi al Sail. Wadi Rum. Wadi al Seer. Wadi Musa. Many towns and places in the Arab world have their names beginning with…Continue reading Picturesque Wadi

V for Vizier

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Vizier – The only place I have come across this word commonly is while reading Akbar and Birbal stories as a child.

Learned Ulema

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Ulema –  A word present in the Oxford English Dictionary though not commonly used/known by the English speaking community ! (.. and yay,…Continue reading Learned Ulema

Tamarind Taste !

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. This entry would be by far my fave. It has combination of Arabic and India ! Yay 😀 In most South Indian dishes,…Continue reading Tamarind Taste !