Frequently asked questions:
Do you have a book available for purchase?
Yes! On December 8, 2017 I self published Disciples of Ishq which I hope to be a great success!
Are you going to publish a novel?
No. After Disciples of Ishq, I am planning on publishing a series of poetry collections. I have not thought about writing a novel yet. The current book that I am working towards releasing will be a poetry collection which will be presented in a way that hasn't been done before. I hope you will enjoy and value your purchase.
Do you have representation?
No, I currently do not have representation. Like most contemporary authors and especially those who have started their careers from Instagram and social media, I will be self publishing my first book as well.
Will I be able to purchase a signed copy of your book?
Unfortunately, at the moment I will not be selling signed copies. But I do plan on having signed copies available for purchase through my Etsy store very soon. Details will be announced.
Can I share your work?
I would be more than happy for my work to be shared online, provided that it retains its original form and I am given credit. My work is protected under strict copyright law so please seek permission if you plan to use it for any other purpose.
When did you start writing poetry?
Although I have always loved words (numbers never made sense to me!) I eventually discovered my passion for writing in high school. I took a creative writing course, in which I learned the different kinds of writing and began keeping a journal. I wrote my first screen play in 2014 which was recorded with the help of aspiring voice actors in Pakistan and was aired over the radio to an audience of 15,000 listeners. (I played the voice of the main character) After the success and appreciation of my play, I began writing dialogues for fictional characters in fictional situations, which eventually took the form of poetry which I began sharing through Instagram in April 2015. From there I began a journey fueled by the love and encouragement of thousands of wonderful followers which has inevitably led me here.
What is the central theme of your writing?
The central theme of my writing has always been of a spiritual nature. I have a profound interest in Islamic Mysticism and the soul, and some of my writings have highlighted that, whereas others relate to the concept of fate and destiny.
Why do you hide your face?
Love is not bound to the physical aspects of a person, but the soul. I believe that our Creator created souls in pairs, and love essentially means the oneness of two souls rather than the exploration of lustful desires of two physical beings. With that said, it is the soul which I strive to look into, and it is my soul which I want people to know through all my worldly relations and interactions. Like all beautiful things in life, writing can not be forced. So long as it isn't forced, poetry is the expression of the soul, and if you get to know a writer through his/her words, it is essentially their soul that you are acquainted with. We are quick to judge a book by its cover, and I believe poetry is one of those things that should not be judged as such. When there is no face to the poet, one has no physical aspect or characteristic to judge him/her by, and therefore is no longer limited to the physical perception of beauty but the spiritual. Beauty is not about being able to see, but being able to feel - and poetry of all things, is felt.