A Tale from the Indus

By Durkhanai  This is a tale of love and sorrow, hopefulness and melancholy, longevity and misery. There once lived a girl as beautiful as the glowing moon. Her skin rang hues of sweet brown, mimicking the earthiness that flowed through her blood. She lived in a valley high up, beyond what you can imagine, cradled…

I am from a land

By Durkhanai I am from the land of five waters. Five waters run in my veins, course through my blood. Where rice fields and Chitrali topis coexist, where melodic voices and metaphorical phrases flow through the tongue, where garments are long and loose and colorful. I am from a land of voices multiple. From a…

What is Futuwwa?

Futuwwa means chivalry or strength of character or this level of nobility that every Muslim should aspire to. It has been equated with brotherhood and freedom, virtue and youth. These qualities affirm something within ourselves that we should strive for – connectedness. Futuwwa is the bringing together of the youth, of those who aspire to…