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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]