Tag Archive: Love

SOLD, by Zana Muhsen

This story has made its place in the unforgettable list of books I’ve read. While I want to try to avoid all the cliché s to describe it, it was truly moving, shocking, and emotionally gripping story of two teenage sisters whose fate was decided by the man of the house.

The two sisters are brought up in Britain. As their Yemeni father starts to question their whereabouts and their freedom, the sisters don’t realize he will go as far as selling them off to his Yemeni friends. Their father and his friends form layers of deception for the two young girls and before they know it, their exotic holiday in Yemen turns out to be lifelong imprisonment in scorching heats of a remote village.

Zana Muhsen and Nadia Muhsen; the older sister is a shade for her young one. Throughout their struggle, Zana makes Nadia dream of the day when they will be free. While Nadia is gentle enough to be walked over by the overpowering men, Zana continues to resist.

This real-life story makes you see a woman’s power which is of pure love, whether it’s for her sister, for her child, for her brother or anyone who gives love in return. It’s a story that shows you a real woman cannot be molded the way an over-powering man wants, if she forgets to fight for herself, she doesn’t forget to fight for her loved ones.

The end isn’t complete, Zana leaves behind Nadia, but she keeps on fighting for her sister and their children. What a complex web of love these women form on their journey of life, that even freedom of their body isn’t enough to quench their thirst, their children become a part of them. They are never whole again without their children.

It’s awkward to call a person’s real-life story, a ‘must-read’ book. While these nightmares are coming in peoples’ lives all around the world, It’s important to connect, to understand and make a change in our mindsets. To bring a better future for those around us and a better place to live.


Tear drop!

She closed her eyes for some moments. And thought of him. A tear dropped! Her eyes opened, her senses had awakened, something that she didn’t want. No memory of his was ever to pass across her mind again. Why was it so hard to repress the memory.

Another tear! What was she, an object of someone’s desire, or a human with a heart and soul. Could she not be loved back the same way. Why wasn’t her love as disperesed, or altered by other beings that crossed her path. Why had it become enchanted by only his presence.

And a word, an echo from him made her feel like she was walking on the canopy of clouds, the world under her feet, with fresh breeze touching her face. She could tip toe in her white dress and spin in circles, she could feel the softening of her mood and playing of the piano. What had awakened her this way, was her love.

Yet he had left her quietly. For another girl. And gave her the reason to repress the feelings he himself was determined to arouse in her. It wasn’t easy. Neither to accept the loss, nor reach out in thin air. Love can sometimes be a feeling as light as a floating feather, or a curse left after indulging into something forbidden.

Alif Allah, Daastan e ishq, Allahu

Music of Pakistan. It’s so beautiful, touches my soul , can’t stop listening to it.I’m addicted! LOVE IT! JUST LOVE IT!

Daastan e-ishq

Allah hu

Aik Alif

It’s almost 4 in the morning. I finally decided to leave rest of ‘My Big fat greek wedding’ movie for tomorrow and get some sleep. But I can’t shut off.

As I watched the movie, there was a moment I had tears in my eyes, when he said, ‘You are beautiful,’ to Toula, the girl he is going to marry. She is surprised when he calls her that. I just got emotional because I know in today’s world you don’t get to hear that much.

My mind is muddled up by thoughts of why I hate this over-rated, hyped notion of love and the long wait women go through to find Mr right. And I realize that… All that men know today is that they have to find this prefect girl, who looks great without make up, who doesn’t get fat even if she gets older, who gives them the freedom to do what they want when they want, and makes them laugh and has all these charms to keep them involved.

Well, here’s the real deal, you don’t look at a girl twice without her mask on, you’re too busy watching these fake masked women while she’s sitting right by your side, you’re day dreaming about another woman if she shows emotions you can’t handle, you’re already regretting it if there’s some misunderstanding. Women might be wearing a mask, but men made them become that way.

I don’t know. I really don’t understand why it is so difficult for today’s man to call a real girl beautiful and accept her as she is. Why doesn’t he stop telling her what’s wrong with her appearance and start to appreciate the time and effort she puts in to make herself feel worth loving. Perhaps, in all these years of grooming, she’s lost her real self, she’s lost the spark in her and has just become another object for this society’s criticism.

As for all the girls, don’t tell me what might have made a guy run away from you. If he did for selfish reasons or because he got bored then he wasn’t worth the effort. Don’t cry about it and love and take care of yourself. Because you are precious and real love is unconditional.