Your Voice, My Strength

By Raashida Khan   Amina painstakingly applied the make-up to shield the bruise on her left cheek. Fortunately, there was no cut and not much swelling. It still hurt like hell though. Luqmaan never left tell-tale marks. That left him only her whole body since she was covered head to foot. All anyone saw of…

Ramadhan Reflections

  By Jamila Cassim   Ramadhan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and one of the most important for Muslims. The month being one in which the Holy Quran was revealed, marks it as the most spiritual month for mankind. During Ramadhan, the believer has to abstain from food and drink from sunrise…

She Who is Veiled

by Juwairiya Patel The danger of the single story   “Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche   Between…