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A tribute to a mentor, a friend, a teammate, a coach and always a teacher.

I woke up to the news of Brother Geoffrey’s demise via Dhushy’s text message that he had received from our dear friend Edward (aka Papps) in Malta.  I forwarded it to some DLS friends, my brother Salman, Najmi, Faizi, and a few more. My heart sank with the realization and hesitant acceptance of what isContinue reading “A tribute to a mentor, a friend, a teammate, a coach and always a teacher.”

Iftaar, like no other…

If the first Ramzan started during the summer holidays, it would almost be 6:00am when most of us would go to bed after sehri. By 10:00am the humidity and Karachi heat would set the tone for the day. In between prayers, interspersed with reciting Quran, or sleeping, the goal was to maintain enough strength toContinue reading “Iftaar, like no other…”

Longing For The Crescent Moon

Allah O Akbar,   Allaaaaah O Akbar, ….. The melodious call to maghrib prayer begins just before the setting sun.  A continuation of asynchronous series of azan from the nearest mosque to the farthest, would linger on as many prepared for salat.  This was the norm all across Karachi, however, the last maghrib of the monthContinue reading “Longing For The Crescent Moon”

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