If we are not able to travel, then we are like an arrow which has never left its bow. That is indeed a sentiment that I personally relate to very much.

Since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic, a particular hadith of the Prophet, found in the most authentic canonical Sunni collections, has been widely quoted.

Damascus, Baghdad, Basra, Kabul, Herat. That these names mean so little if anything to most contemporary readers is the tragedy.

Human beings require movement. Just as we reach the end of one motion, we have already started planning the next. If we are stopped, we figure out a way to go again.