Moving into a new place made me discover “new emotions”, if that makes sense: you notice small things, you become a more flexible person, you understand people better (hopefully lols). Moving to a new place feels like being a child, because you learn minute things all over again, like speaking in a certain way, using the shower, using self-serve cash outs lol. And it comes with loss and nostalgia of what you’ve left behind. This post is a narrative recount of moving from
- Beirut to Istanbul
- Istanbul to KAUST
- KAUST to Beirut
- Beirut to Coventry
Continue reading Moving to new homes
Arrived to Coventry last week on the 23rd. This post is about the things that have surprised me since arriving 🙂 They’re not much or major, since I had known British culture well before-hand.
Continue reading Coventry Shocks: week1
This is a summary of the sessions given to us interns at National Instruments during Summer 2017.
- Pitch Please by Priscilla Sharuk
- Business Empowerment session by Fadi Bizri
Continue reading Pitching + Startup basics
This post is a list of my favorite places in Istanbul, that I almost always tell people about when they ask me for touristy recommendations. So I think sending out a link to this post is more sustainable that jotting the places down every time for every person, so here it is.
Continue reading Istanbul Picks 2016
When I spent summer 2016 studying in KAUST, I got the chance to visit Mecca several times, el hamdolillah, with the university’s buses. This post is about the things I learned there.
Continue reading Umrah 2016: Recount
Seminar proceeding by Simon Hawkins under the title of “The Rage of Young Martyrs: A Unifying Ideology in the Tunisian Revolution” from the book Muslim Youth and the 9/11 Generation. Below is a summary:
Continue reading Summary: “The Rage of Young Martyrs: A Unifying Ideology in the Tunisian Revolution”
This book is by DJ Matthews, C Shackle and Shahrukh Husain. It speaks of the language and its origins, south Asian literature and its themes through out different periods in time. Below are some excerpts of poems mentioned in the book:
Continue reading Selections from “Urdu Literature”
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In this chapter, two tribes betray the Prophet and receive punishment: Banu Nadir and Banu Qurayzah. The battle of the Moat (al khandaq) occurs; despite the great danger that the Muslims were subjected to, they managed to win using smart war tactics. [The summary of this chapter is incomplete]
Continue reading [incomplete] Tricks and Treason – In the Footsteps of the Prophet
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The book between my hands is The Masnavi Book 2 by Jalal al-Din Rumi ; translated with an introduction and notes by Jawid Mojaddedi.
Continue reading Thoughts and Impressions on Rumi’s Poetry