Archive | January, 2012

10 timeless laws of Iraqi Muharram Majalis

January 29, 2012


Disclaimer: This post is not intended to disrespect the majalis in any way or form, the Majalis are an important feature of Shia faith as they keep the flame of Imam Hussain (as) alive year in year out. They serve as a means of reminding us of truth from falsehood. This post is a light […]

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Iraq through the governments eyes: Part 1 – A Journey Begins

January 24, 2012


I received a text message which read “Iraqi Youth Camp.. are you interested” little did I know that that initial text would turn into an experience that I would truly never forget. At first I thought nothing of this message and assumed it must be the typical weekend youth trips that would occur away in […]

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Iraq – A Photo speaks a thousand words

January 23, 2012


The saying is such a cliché but so often holds true none more so than this morning whilst enjoying breakfast with Al Fayha in the background. I’ve seen this sight so often but this was too much so ridiculous that I thought I had to take a picture. The photo below is of a news […]

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Analyising the era of the Islamic “channels”

January 18, 2012


The last 3 years or so have provided the surge of the “channels” as I like to refer to them, at one moment in time there were three channels running together side by side on the sky platform. One channel solely in English and the other two having a mix of Urdu and English. Since […]

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Beyond times law: Little One

January 12, 2012


Little one you are not born In fact your image is of mere imagination there will be many years before your creation if by Allah he allows me this honour let me picture you so strongly that I hold you close to my chest your soft skin brings warmth to my soul and as you […]

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Mercy to Man

January 8, 2012


At first the world was cautious for their life’s meaning was so precious from within them came the leader who made the wise ponder but some arose with anger complaining about this wonder for they called him a sorcerer who they claim corrupted the younger Strong was his character to bear so much hatred until […]

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The Struggle for Marriage: Analysing the methods

January 3, 2012


The passing of Yousef Zayni has instilled in us all a deep sense of shock and perhaps will not become real  until we realise and experience the reality that we will no longer see the beautiful face of Yousef. His passing away has sent shockwaves throughout the community and left many in tears, social media […]

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The Mountain Speaks

January 2, 2012


Once they stood tall and the clouds grazed their faces how did they feel when man wished to overcome its strength and in their eyes the wind would send tears flowing there it overlooked the lands around it with pride it listened to the word of man it endured how  the tongue would bring social […]

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