Introduction

      Like Adam and the Israelites I was tested, and failed. But maybe one day I will be like Abraham and succeed. Such unconditional faith is what I strive for… Last Ramadan I found myself spending my iftars and suhoors alone; My journey continues, as it often does, alone. The only other presence,…

Alexandrian Queen

        1.Where are you from? “I am from Alexandria, Egypt, a Mediterranean city that was deemed the capital of Egypt during the Hellenistic civilization. The city  continued on to be the economic center during Roman & Byzantine Empires. This ceased during Muslim conquest with Cairo now serving as the replacement for Egypt’s capital.…

Ramadan-6/19/16

1:20 am I would like to be with family and friends. Staying up and eating with them. Sometimes company is a driving force. My family is a great one. I want to feel the breeze hit my face as we drive back from the city on the weekends. Context: My Ramadans are spent with my…

No Heritage

  Every time you meet someone new there is a process of getting to know the basics which includes boring and unsubstantial small talk. On my face appears a smile, but  my thoughts are, “Can we just skip to the part where we are already friends?” or “Please let’s speak without you making awkward, unbearable chit…

In Continuation

‘How many songs are left until the Hamlin House closes? Hmmmm a total of fifteen minutes before the event ends…so let’s say each song is about five minutes, then that’s a total of three songs I just have to avoid him for…I mean why leave now and stop my friend from enjoying her night. But…

Don’t Touch Me

    “DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS.” “DON’T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT A BUDDY.” “IF A STRANGER OFFERS YOU CANDY DON’T TAKE IT.” “IF YOU SEE A CAR FOLLOWING YOU WALK IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.” Those were among multiple of the commands you got from your parents. And was usually followed by a, “OTHERWISE, A SCARY MAN IS…

marriage.

With its inevitability and common occurrence in one’s “normal” representation of what life is, one would think we as a species would understand its most basic forms and functions from countless examples over thousands of years. Yeahhh…….so, no. mar∙riage /’merji/ noun 1. the legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman 2.…