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Love on a new continent

I am the companion of the new Adam Who has earned my self-assured love. (Fahmida Riaz)   ‘Mommy, when are you going to start dating? You’re not even trying!’ complained my nine-year old on a sunny afternoon in February, two…

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A love letter to Istanbul

Merriam Webster (Not Mariam Webster, as I’ve often wished) defines a love letter as ‘a letter expressing a lover’s affection‘. Poetry – and hip hop music – have told me that the best kind of love is the kind that’s…

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Experiences

Consent not required

In the April of last year I met someone and unexpectedly fell in love. At 25 years old, and having grown up seeing dysfunctional marriages all around me, I had never prioritized marriage as a goal. Instead I parked my…

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Love and Equality

This poem was trigged by difficult and enlightening conversations about gender equality and laws I’ve been having recently with Muslims young and old. And the challenges in trying to reconcile as to how some people who believe in a merciful,…

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Experiences

Love is not dishonourable

Since I was a child, I was taught to be a good and obedient girl. I was not to speak too loudly or walk too cheerfully; I had to keep in line like other good Asian girls. I was instructed…

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