He was a man already in his nineties when I first met him, too old to walk very much unaccompanied. Whenever we were granted audience with him he’d be sat almost motionless atop a heavily padded sofa. Flawlessly smooth skin, piercingly sharp eyes, and lips pursed intentfully. My master was iridescent.
27.3 | Beauty
How much is a rainforest worth? Not much, apparently. In late 2017, I spent a couple of months of my sabbatical in Malaysian Borneo.
Five poems by Mustafa Abu Sneineh
In no other religion does the concept of beauty play such a crucial role as in Islam.
The rise of Islamophobia has coincided with widespread commodification of Muslim culture. Muslim cultural aesthetics, fashion and iconography are taking centre stage in the visual economy.
In Britain, I am one of a handful of female founders and directors – and perhaps the only Muslim one – of private funeral companies catering to people of all faiths.
Here, at the End of the World, the end of her world, a woman disappeared. She hid in her library, then she slipped through the pages of a book and then she wasn’t there at all.