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Love is keeping a promise anyways


Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.
“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


Just read and could not agree more:

The short-term pain of accepting the truth is far better than the long-term pain of believing in an illusion.

Truth be told…

The Price of Love


Observing Muharram away from home for the fourth year in a row – it grows on you, as I mentioned to someone. A small group of people from India, Pakistan, UK, Philippines, Iran with not much in common except the strong bond that brings them all together every night – the love of Ahlul Bait, the Progeny of Prophet Mohammad.

I was honored to host the first four Majalis in Manila for this odd group of 18-19 people at my place. Today was the fourth day, the last at my place.

My youngest son just came up to me, after everybody had left. He always offers me a tissue and gives me a hug everytime he sees me cry, during Majlis or when praying. Today he asked me, ‘Why do you cry when you listen to the Majlis?’ ‘For the love of Imam Hussain, my dear,’ I tried to answer him. ‘So love gives you pain? Because it makes you cry!’, said little S thoughtfully.

And it got me thinking that it all comes down to this – when all is said and done – Grief really is the price we pay for love!

Agha Shair Qizilbash


The latest weekend me-time project at hand is this – compiling the work of my mother’s dada (My maternal great grand father) Agha Shair Qizilbash. Not just for posterity’s sake, but because I was always fascinated by the first man in history to have translated the Quran in poetry!

I finally got hold of his publications, am so excited!

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Hope you will enjoy the exciting journey with me, as I explore the work of my Great maternal Grand Father.  This page will grow, slowly but steadily, one Sunday at a time. Fingers Crossed!