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October 2015 update: This blog is no longer active. The information below has been updated accordingly.

Muslimah = A female Muslim.

Salaams (Peace). I’m Sarah.

I grew up in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and completed my undergraduate studies in social sciences and literature at LUMS in Lahore, Pakistan. I completed a certificate in book publishing, did a few stints in the Canlit world, and got myself a Master’s from the University of Toronto. I am now finally growing up (I hope) and working in the public sector.

This blog was on faith and books in strange times: a mashup of reading, writing, and being Muslim in the digital age. Given how these things are undergoing radical transformations in today’s world, I wanted to give a humanistic perspective on the Muslim readerly and writerly experiences.

If you are wondering why I stopped writing, this post is on a slightly different subject but touches on the same line of reasoning.

Enjoy, and read and write good things.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger Poon permalink
    July 30, 2011 11:52 pm

    Hello again Sarah,
    I enjoyed our chat and coffee/tea the other morning.
    I have read a few of your blogs and they are quite interesting..
    I hope we can meet again in the near future for another chat face to face.
    Is it too early to wish you “Ramadan Saleem” ?? Did I get that correct??
    Roger

  2. August 27, 2011 11:09 am

    Salam Sarah,

    How are you? I just discovered your blog and thought I’d drop in and say hi 🙂 It’s been a long time since our days of working on fun little projects with Marta :p Congrats on the job and hope you are loving life in Toronto 🙂

    Allah Hafiz

  3. September 29, 2011 4:20 pm

    Salam, I’ve awarded the ‘Liebster Blog’ award to you on my blog 🙂 Please do check it out.

    http://knida.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/never-look-a-gift-award-in-the-mouth/

  4. zuleqa permalink
    October 2, 2011 9:09 pm

    Salaams —
    This is the first time I’ve come to your blog but after reading the piece on duaas and on friendship I’ve felt for the first time that someone has managed to write what I’ve always felt. And then, imagine my surprise when I proceed to the About page and find myself face to face with another desi raised partly in Saudi! I don’t make it a habit of writing comments on blogs but I just wanted to say hi. I started a blog too once but didn’t get anywhere with it. Here’s hoping you keep on writing…because your words speak what so many of us think but can’t express. Thank you.

    • October 2, 2011 9:25 pm

      Wsalaam,
      Thank you so much for your kind words; there’s not much more you can say to make a blogger happier. And yes, I think cultural confusion can lead to a lot of introspection 🙂

  5. March 14, 2012 3:52 am

    I found your blog from a link below your article on maya khan in altmuslimah and i find it beautifully, invigoratingly refreshing. it’s usually been the case that if you’re deep and thoughtful and have an interesting say on society, you’re more often removed from religion or any kind of “higher purpose” tone in your writing, and if you’re the other way around, then chances are you’re not objective or “free thinking” enough in your thoughts – this is based on the limited reading of blogs that i’ve been reading online, but maybe i’ve just been looking in the wrong places. i love how you’ve managed to combine the two seamlessly. keep it up 🙂 all the best to you.

    • March 14, 2012 6:30 pm

      All the best to you too, Alina. I’m very grateful for your comment and compliment. And I hope the “seamless weaving” of which you speak increasingly becomes the norm rather than the exception!

  6. May 10, 2012 9:12 pm

    Hello Sarah
    I am Fahd of Saudi Arabia

    I am very happy that you have achieved many goals in your life
    I wish you happiness and success always
    I hope that you can achieve all your goals
    You are already singled out wonderful and worthy of appreciation
    Accept greetings

  7. Zainab permalink
    October 2, 2012 12:24 am

    Why am i not surprised that you hqve your own blog and are so eloquent? So happy for you sweetheart 🙂 wishing you all the best 🙂 and look forward to reading more … 🙂

    • October 28, 2012 12:05 am

      Thank you, Zainab Apa, that means a great deal! So happy to have you here and do keep coming back! 🙂

  8. December 7, 2013 8:31 pm

    Just wanted to say that your peace-loving yet realistic perspective is so refreshing! And I hope your “Five ways to reform the traditional desi marriage process” article is circulated WIDELY 🙂

    • December 7, 2013 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes, I’ve been peddling that article around, only because I want people to wake up and CHANGE things!
      All the best to you 🙂

  9. Samrat permalink
    March 7, 2014 11:09 am

    (y) 🙂

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