Occasionally I’m invited to colleges and seminars to explain the story behind Humans of New York. I bring along a very amateurish PowerPoint presentation, which I’m constantly tweaking because I never quite know where to begin the story. That’s because Humans of New York did not result from a flash of inspiration. Instead, it grew from five years of experimenting, tinkering, and messing up. I always say that if I’d waited until I had the idea for Humans of New York, I’d never have begun Humans of New York.
Public speaking, negotiating, heated debates, diplomacy, crisis management, politics, and new friends – mix them all together and you get a fantastically exhilarating Dar Al Hekma Model United Nations (i.e. DAHMUN) experience. What is Model […]
The Prophet didn’t withhold his cheerfulness from anyone. The humanness of the Prophet ﷺ was an elevating, radiant humanness. Read Prophetic description (shama’il) before his biography (sira). If we understand the Prophetic description (shamail), we […]
Among the books I read last year was When Wings Expand by Mehded Maryam Sinclair. When Wings Expand is written in a ‘diary entry style’ (epistolary) which makes it very reader friendly. Here is the […]