Saliha Majeed

After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a BA in International Communications and French, Saliha Majeed completed an MSc in Migration and International Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Having lived in countries traversing Europe, South Asia and the Middle East, she writes on sociopolitical events through an anthropological and artistic lens.

Every Breath for the Ecstasy of Qalandar: Sufism in Pakistan

Could Sufism help diminish Islamic fundamentalism through integration within the modern, global civilization? Sufism, founded on the pursuit of spiritual guidance, is the esoteric school of Islam. This spiritual guidance refers to the ultimate self-understanding, which expands to the understanding of the Sacred. It refers to an array of beliefs, with the crux being the internal quest for... Continue Reading

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Tuareg: Making Microphones Mightier Than Swords

Tuareg musicians around the world are engaging in a lyrical battle. "Is the revolution like those trees / whose branches will grow if we water them? / I have lived with this obsession for 10 years / I have come among brothers / My friends, what do you think? These men have been living with oppression / since the day of their birth / They cannot make the trees grow with their water"... Continue Reading

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