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But dust

A passage from the novel Lead Us Not, which I was working on as time allowed between 2006 and 2010… Never in my life have…

Hold fast

This is the first chapter of a novel entitled Hold Fast, which I was working on sporadically between 2007 and 2011… Beneath the grey and pale blue…

And do not make them run away

You complained that your man was not religious, but at least he was kind. Now your husband is a zealot. One day we will hear…

Past Burdens

‘You may have convinced everyone else Sara,’ sneered Sajeda, ‘but I’m not persuaded by this sudden transformation of yours.’1 Blocking the entrance to the prayer…

Madrassa

The air in the prayer carries the beautiful scent of musk, its essence renewed by the dabbling of worshippers with the oils on the shelf…

Miss Wheatcroft

Miss Wheatcroft, she’s a funny one. She’s a white Muslim like the artist formerly known as Cat Stephens except she’s a woman. When I say…