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A Startling Call To Prayer / Happy Birthday To Me

A Startling Call To Prayer / Happy Birthday To Me 150 150 ComfortAid International

A Startling Call To Prayer Murtaza Bhimani and I are driving to Kolda, Senegal to inspect a CAI school that was constructed here for the poor community a couple of…

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Reminding Me Of Zainab / A Generation Ruined – Dreading The Future

Reminding Me Of Zainab / A Generation Ruined – Dreading The Future 150 150 ComfortAid International

Reminding Me Of Zainab: I am bleary eyed and woozy headed, seated on an Emirates Airline flight waiting to be flown to Mumbai after completing the seemingly non-ending 15 hours…

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Pain & Gain – Wheels That Heal

Pain & Gain – Wheels That Heal 150 150 ComfortAid International

CAI has built and operates 6 medical clinics in the remotest lands in Allah’s creation – the treacherous mountain terrain of Afghanistan. These distant lands are home to perhaps the…

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Seeing Without Eyes – Mohammedhadi Somji

Seeing Without Eyes – Mohammedhadi Somji 150 150 ComfortAid International

I have observed Mohammedhadi Somji, a distant relative of mine, for a few years. I have seen him attending lectures at HIC with an aid of an along-white cane, sitting…

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Of Butt Cleavages And Tattoo Generation

Of Butt Cleavages And Tattoo Generation 150 150 ComfortAid International

Hameesi, Mullah Mchungu’s grinning native Tanzanian caretaker, lets me into the sparse apartment in the ancient and drab building that is Mullah’s home since he was born in Dar es…

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My Tears Of Blood – Asma’s Story

My Tears Of Blood – Asma’s Story 150 150 ComfortAid International

My Tears Of Blood – Asma’s Story I have been associated with Burma’s Rohingya minority since 2012, when the initial massacre by the country’s army sent refugees teeming into Bangladesh…

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Hopping Through Dar / Tanga / Pemba / Zanzibar

Hopping Through Dar / Tanga / Pemba / Zanzibar 150 150 ComfortAid International

Hopping Through Dar / Tanga / Pemba / Zanzibar Emirates flight EK725 from Dubai lands Dar es Salaam 5 minutes ahead of schedule, the American pilot tells us it’s because…

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Land Of My Imams / I Am So Upset, So Mad

Land Of My Imams / I Am So Upset, So Mad 150 150 ComfortAid International

Land Of My Imams / I Am So Upset, So Mad FlyDubai is a terrible airline. It has modern aircrafts and all, but an unfriendly crew and lousy service. It…

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My Name Is Salman Khan!

My Name Is Salman Khan! 150 150 ComfortAid International

My Name Is Salman Khan! So brags Salman, a circa nine-year-old I encounter the day before yesterday, walking the short distance from the Leela Hotel, a stone’s throw from Mumbai’s…

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The #MeToo Movement, Scary Times. For Me.

The #MeToo Movement, Scary Times. For Me. 150 150 ComfortAid International

The #MeToo Movement, Scary Times. For Me. Mullah Mchungu has me scared silly. So scared, that I have begun living the life of an upright mo’min in India, to the…

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