Hamza Hayauddin

A poet, doodler, dreamer, rugger.

The Why Chromosome

When speaking to a friend of mine on how to treat a lady, I was fairly shocked to find that he hadn’t a clue, really.  There seems to be confusion – a dearth of clear ground rules. When it comes to women, here’s what you should and shouldn’t do.   You should not stare as she walks past, or call her as a cat; Regardless of how she’s dressed, or if she’s thin or fat. Do not undress them with your eyes. Bite your cheap retorts. It’s really no business of yours, if she’s wearing shorts. “She should have worn more modest clothes to avoid catcalls.” Instead, perhaps the men should ...

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Dr Seuss and the Mullah

At the mosque today, a man takes the pulpit. He warns us quite gravely that we are all culprits; Islam is the true religion, it would seem. The others seem destined to fail, in his dream.   So we’re told to convert them: The Christians and the Jews. The Pagans, the Buddhists, and the Brahmin Hindus. I take great offense at his words and inflection. Politely I stand, and I pose him a question.   “Don’t two rivers eventually reach the same sea? Are any of them really that different from me?” Calling me a “kafir”, he says I’m incorrect, And my sacrilege’s earned me a ticket to heck.   On what grounds am ...

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