Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sometimes Bilal had nightmares of his past.

‘Yes, thank God. I am sorry Mom! I woke you up in the middle of the night.’ he said hoarsely. ‘No need to be sorry! Was it the same dream of fire and destruction?’ ‘Yes!’ ‘I will bring a glass … Continue reading

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What happens to Bibi Gul’s Son Bilal.

Bilal was sitting in his kindergarten class and wanted to run away. He was worried that his teacher was looking at him and would know that Bilal had not done his homework. Yesterday his friends from the neighbourhood had come … Continue reading

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The House gave a forlorn look.

‘Yes sir. Okay, sir.’ The council was happy. They knew it was a very difficult decision for Allah-Yar, for he had fought many wars and was fearless. Today he reluctantly accepted their decision and agreed to take this journey. He … Continue reading

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Allah-Yar knew that he had to leave his house.

Iftakher was a young and intelligent man. He wanted to convince Allah-Yar to abandon his house for as long as was needed to do that. ‘Sir! We have to organize and gather our strength. We have to discuss the ways … Continue reading

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The tribe is trying to convince Allah-Yar to leave the house.

Iftakher got up, removed his turban from his head and laid it at the feet of Allah-Yar Khan. According to the custom of the Afghan tribe this was the gesture of unfettered obedience. ‘Sir, I love you like a son … Continue reading

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The Tribe wants Allah-Yar Khan to leave his house.

Iftakher said again, ‘Th is is not the time for confrontation with the enemy. Our time will come and we will teach them a lesson, the Russians are persecuting the faithful of the old regime. Please Malik Sahib, I beseech … Continue reading

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Sardar Allah-Yar-Khan called a session of his tribe council.

Sardar Allah-Yar was a little less worried after sending his womenfolk out of harm’s way. He called a session of his tribal council, to discuss current affairs and to chalk out the plan for the future. Iftakher Khan was the youngest member of … Continue reading

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