Blog: #nofilter


April 5, 2020

At some point last year, I stopped differentiating between my friends and my colleagues. What I mean to say is that what once had taken place on Facebook pages was beginning to manifest in my real life. Remember when we scrolled through our Facebook feeds and stumbled...

March 25, 2020

 - كلماتي الخطابيّة -

يسألني الكثير عن مقدرتي على كتابة ما يلامس القلب والخاطر بطريقة عفوية وصادقة وذلك مع اختلاف كلماتي وتنوع خطاباتي في كل مرة أقف فيها على منبر، ولا يكون منّي إلا أن أجيب عليهم بالتالي:

"أكتب من تجاربي وأكون صادقة في الرسائل اللي بأنقلها...

March 25, 2020

أسعدني أن أكون المتحث الرسمي في حفل MBC الأمل السنوي والذي أقيم في مدينة الرياض لأول مرة بعد أعوام من إقامته في مدينة دبي، وذلك للاحتفال بخريجي MBC Edutain وشركائهم في التنمية المستدامة والأثر الإجتماعي وصناع الأفلام الملهمة.

أما التالي فأت...

August 23, 2018

In those days where I find myself reminiscing my academic journey and personal and social development, I find my fingers flipping through the speeches I delivered, my mind reflecting on the lessons learned, and my heart yearning for me.

I wrote and delivered the f...

October 20, 2017

I wrote this after experiencing festival stages and audiences' questions in 2016

Here goes...

Cinema is one of the many ways that societies can employ to breakdown social misconceptions. Other tools, such as books, intercultural dialogue forums, formal education, travel,...

October 1, 2016

I've been waking up a couple of hours after midnight, after no more than four hours of sleep. A dream so beautiful transfers a subtle anxiety. It drifts somewhere between my heart and mind, and lands straight in front of my eyes. I feel it, I see it approaching, until...

August 27, 2016

I am handed an interview packet about a girl I don't know. I flip through the pages and read her words about her life.


Her choice of words.

I read her name.

I try to call her name.

I know who named her, and what her name means to her and to the world...

March 9, 2016

لي فترة احتسي القهوة غصب عنِّي

لأتجنب النعاس وأدعم النشاط

حتى ارتميت على هذه الكلمات من ماضٍ ليس ببعيد

فربما احتسي قهوتي بنية التجلي بعد اليوم


يقول العلّامة أبو بكر بن أبي زيد في مؤلفه "إثارة النخوة بِحِلِّ القهوة": إنّ اشتقاق القهوة من الإقهاء، وهو الإجتواء، أي الكراهة،...

January 27, 2016

I was afraid of my return.

I was afraid of making commitments that would keep me from being, as one of the girls told me last week: “look at how stuck I am now!"

I was afraid of embarking on a few experiences, not precisely in fear of them, but perhaps in fear of people’...

This article was published on November 28, 2015, in Sand Magazine's first edition



There are as many melodies to the Qur’an as there are reciters. Yes, the Qur’an’s 600 pages and 114 chapters have specific rules that maintained a unified pronunciation of syllables...

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