“عانقيني، قبّلي عينيّ وامضي”

The title is a line from a poem by نزار قباني I can’t get over how ready we are to receive the events around us on a very personal level. It would ruin our day, friendships and sometimes relationships! When are we going to say “enough” with the culture of snowflakes. Enough with being so…

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“وهل يستطيع المتيم بالعشق أن يستقيلا؟”

The title is a line from a poem by نزار قباني

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“ولأدعونّ عليك في غسق الدجى، يبليك ربي مثلما أبليتني”

The title is a line from a poem by سعيد بن أحمد البوسعيدي In the beginning of his book Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis defines a human natural characteristic: our drive to be good, just and moral. He calls it the Natural Moral Law. He illustrates a comparison between what the ancient scholars, and what…

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ألقاه في اليم مكتوفًا وقال له “إياك إياك أن تبتل بالماء”

The title is a quote by the Sufi Mansour Alhallaj My true friend, is not the who does not judge me. They are not the one who don’t care what I am, or what I think or I believe. They’re not the ones who encourage me no matter what I choose to do, regardless of…

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“أخفي الهوى ومدامعي تبديه”

“أُخفي الهوى ومدامعي تبديه ‏ وأُميتُهُ وصبابتي تحييه ‏ فكأنَّهُ بالحُسنِ صورةُ يوسفٍ ‏ وكأنَّني بالحُزنِ مثل أبيه” ‏ ‏⁧‫#ابن_الفارض‬⁩ The title is a stanza from a poem by ابن الفارض

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Showcasing with Chocolate & Art

The feature image is the flyer of the event. Early November of this year, I was contacted to showcase my art by the organizers of Chocolate & Art, an underground show based in Los Angeles. The organization raises awareness for the nonprofit Artists for Trauma. They found me on Instagram, and asked me to be…

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“أنت الذي حلّفتني وحلفت لي”

RESERVED وحلفت أنك لا تخون، وحلفت أنك لا تخون فخنتني! The title is a line from a poem by سعد بن أحمد بن سعيد البوسعيدي RESERVED

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“أحبك، إن قلتِ لا أو بلى”

يا بيادر عمري وصبر الدوالي The title is a line from song ساكنتي by شربيل روحانا We don’t want what we theoretically seek. Progress is not as clean and clear as we might like to imagine. We think we know ourselves better than we actually do. We need to disentangle ourselves from what we think…

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