No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. -- Continue Reading ››
And why is me ... me?
I lay on the bed in the afternoon. Even through the full blast of the air-con, the heat and humidity of a Friday afternoon in Saudi crept through the crevices of the walls. A whiff of mlookhiyyeh being prepared flitted through the corridors; my mother was downstairs making lunch. My sister … Continue Reading ››
Every year, bloggers and local papers write countless posts on what Ramadan is for the uninitiated, with many -- like myself -- citing gripes frequently, but for the most part, newspapers love to shed light on how wonderful Ramadan is. From my experience and from non-Muslims' experiences around me, how Ramadan is portrayed is exactly like … Continue Reading ››
"And what would you really like to do?" I was asked by the interviewer. "Well truth be told, I would really like to pursue photography," I replied, a bit too arrogantly. "No. Let me rephrase. What do you really want to do?" I looked back through books of my thoughts, jotted down across various types of paper and ink … Continue Reading ››