ه‍.ش. ۱۳۹۳ اردیبهشت ۲۷, شنبه

Hey babe, do you need a ride?

My friends and I decided to go for shopping in downtown. The weather was warm, but cloudy. It was my third time going to Mall of NH, and we three were new in the area. My friend Khine just came to the U.S two weeks ago, but she is smart, and her smart phone makes everything a lot easier.

People do not recognize my nationality at all without asking. Sometimes, it surprises people when I tell them that I am from Afghanistan. My two other Afghans friends look somehow like Indian and Arabic girls, but Afghan easily recognize them. I look more like Thailandi girls and Philippines.

We took the city bus, went to the mall, but I needed to buy some dishes to use in my dormitory. It was about 10 minutes walk to the grocery store, but the rain made it more longer because I needed on sidewalks. When I arrived to the main road, there was no one walking around, but many cars. Some played loud music, some were honking their car's horn repetitively and some were waiting patiently, but some...

Hey babe, do you need a ride? A guy with long strange beard
Hey babe, do you need a ride? A guy with curly hair, listening to a loud music
Hey babe, do you need a ride? A guy with blond hair
Hey babe, do you need a ride? A guy with a heavy accent
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It was a sentence that I heard over and over from different people in that 10 minutes walk. Once I felt that I was walking on a crowded street in Kabul, but no, it was South Willow Street in NH.   

ه‍.ش. ۱۳۹۳ اردیبهشت ۱۸, پنجشنبه

Pure or Impure Muslim?

Recently, I had a discussion with an Arabic guy. He kept telling me that he is a pure Muslim because he is from Saudi Arabia and Islam was born there. I didn't want to argue, but I had some questions for him. I asked the follow questions:

1: Do you why Islam was born in Middle East? "No". He said.
2: Why do you think that you are a pure Muslim? "Well, because Muhammad was an Arab from middle East, and also Mecca is there". He said.

I was not surprised by his answers because this is what Most Arabs think. I do not blame them either because of their lack of knowledge about Islam and humanity. Islam was born in Arab countries because the ignorance was ruling there, women were being buried alive and because of  many other crimes which were common between them. Islam was born there to teach them the humanity lessons, and awake their intellect, but everything occurred oppositely. By spreading Islam in other countries, Arabs institutionalized its culture not Islam or Allah's message that's why Muslims are still lost and do not know what to do.

Today, Muslims locked Allah inside Kaba, and do whatever they want by the name of Islam and Allah. Some of these Arab Muslims believe that that being close to Kaba makes them closer to Allah, and the problem starts from here when you take out Allah from your heart and lock him in Mecca, or search for him in the skies. This is when you keep a distance between you and your God.

Don't talk to your God only 5 times a day where you go for praying, Namaz. Talk to him all the time, no matter where you are, where you stand. Your heart is a Mecca, you do not to turn your face toward Mecca to pray, put your hand on your heart and talk to your God. Don't take your hands up to sky to pray talk to Allah, but on your heart. Purity comes from you not from where you are belong to. Allah/God is always with you even if you are not with her/him.

I just wanted to share my experience and tell this that there is no pure and impure Muslim, but the one who has her/his God in her/his heart not high in the sky or inside four walls of Kaaba.  The religions were born to teach you the humanity, love, honesty, kindness and make you aware of all the differences in order to learn and know about each other.   

ه‍.ش. ۱۳۹۲ دی ۱۵, یکشنبه

From Street Harassments in Kabul to Quiet Streets of Manchester, NH


My friends and I went to take some pictures in front of Qasre Darul Aman, but whenever I wanted to take a picture of the castle, a boy-child was appearing. Those were street children who were trained to harass women. At the last moment that we wanted to take the final picture, a police man showed up. It was one of those bad days of mine.

Each of them wanted to gift us a flower, even the youngest one who seemed like 6. They memorized an English sentence "I love you". It is so sad how these children grow up.






Manchester is a quiet city of NH, its streets are quiet and its people always drive there card. You barely see people walking.