Of Rumours and Gossip

Mohamedarif Suleman – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania In Gujrati we refer to this as “panchaat” and those who practice it as “panchaatilas” – now whether these are real words from the soon-to-die Gujrati dictionary, or if it is another one of our pseudo words…

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Busy lives and the upbringing of children

Mohamedarif Suleman (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Times are changing and so are the ways in which children are brought up.  I am carefully avoiding the word “kids” here for the simple reason that in true English, the only meaning attributed to that is the…

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I am your lowly, debased servant Ya Allah!

Mohamedarif Suleman (Dar es salaam, Tanzania) I look back at my life O Lord and I feel I haven’t done enough, or at times I feel completely empty thinking that if my time is already up, did I pay attention to the reason why…

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Facebook – the deceptive reality

Mohamedarif Suleman – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Social media – Facebook in particular is here to stay and much as some of us may want to believe that this is something that can be brushed aside, the truth is that it has a very…

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Towards the end of life – a thousand desires

Mohamedarif Suleman – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Mirza Ghalib in his celebrated poem ‘A Thousand desires’ writes Thousands of desires, each worth dying for… Many of them I have realized…yet I yearn for more… Although this composition was meant for his unattained paramour, the…

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