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What is your defining characteristic as a person?

  • My softness, depth, or passion

What is your favorite virtue?

  • Humility; it's the highest form of human goodness & the heart of all other virtues

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

  • Loved ones, foggy mornings, light rain in spring, mountains, seashores, sunrises, good books, vivid stars, cuddly animals, happy children, thunderstorms, deep intellectual discussions, good films, a warm hearth, long drives, autumn leaves, flowers, meditative walks, beaches, oceans, moonlight, scented candles, beautiful poetry, art, travel, wilderness, healing, softness, wanderlust, gratitude, tranquility, adventure, fulfillment, nights of worship, friendship, love, romance, passion, freedom, the sublime ecstasy of feeling understood

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

  • To be held so captive by fear, doubt, or ego that you end up empty and unable to truly live

Where would you like to live?

  • Anywhere that feels like home, preferably with someone I love

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

  • Those that can be explained by a person's sufferings or experiences

The quality you most admire in a man?

  • Authenticity, depth, humor, humility, honesty, compassion

The quality you most admire in a woman?

  • Open-heartedness, humility, sincerity, self-respect, kindness

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?

  • Mr. Darcy, Aragorn, Fox Mulder, Edmond Dantes, Atticus Finch, Remus Lupin, Bruce Wayne

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?

  • Arwen, Elizabeth Bennett, Danielle de Barbarac, Dana Scully, Miss Honey, Jean Grey, Hermione Granger, Eleanor Shellstrop

Your favorite painter?

  • Mahmoud Farshchian, Ivan Aivazovsky, Hassan Roholamin, Josephine Wall, Edward Robert Hughes, Hans Zatzka, Kinuko Craft, Walfrido Garcia, Iman Maleki

Your favorite occupation?

  • Learning, writing, reading, cooking, painting, hiking, stargazing, traveling, spending time with loved ones, adventuring outdoors

Who would you have liked to be?

  • A healer

What do you most appreciate about your friends?

  • They make me feel genuinely safe and unconditionally loved :)

What is your principle defect?

  • I'm extremely flighty and notoriously terrible at keeping in touch, no matter how much I love someone.

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?

  • To waste one's entire life catering to societal expectations... To submit to any form of mental or emotional imprisonment... To lose sight of one's most cherished values & never regain that understanding... To live a spiritually barren life... To die without experiencing true love

What would you like to be?

  • Free to learn, travel, love, & seek

What is your favorite color?

  • Ocean blue

What is your favorite flower?

  • Jasmines, the scent drives me wild :)

What is your favorite bird?

  • Blue jays, robins, lovebirds, hummingbirds, & doves

Who are your favorite prose writers?

  • F Scott Fitzgerald- his prose is like poetry dipped in gold
  • Carl Sagan- his writing is unparalleled in its eloquence, insight, & wisdom

Who are your favorite poets?

  • Hafiz is my number one, always. & Rumi, Rilke, Shams, Darwish, Pessoa, Neruda, Borges, Gibran, Iqbal, Qabbani, Prather, Faiz... I'm a poetry fiend

Who are your heroes in real life?

  • the household of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them), my late grandfather, Allamah Tabatabai, Malcolm X, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Muhammad Ali, Mr Rogers, Carl Sagan, Noam Chomsky, St Francis of Assisi, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, John Brown, Ralph Nader, Chief Sitting Bull, Nelson Mandela, Romeo Dallaire, Ustadh Sibte Jafar

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?

  • The women of the Ahlulbayt (as), Rabia al-Adawiyya, Sayyida Nafisa, Salma bint Amr, St Teresa of Avila, Hildegard von Bingen, Lou Andreas-Salome, Anais Nin, Audrey Hepburn, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, Dolly Parton, Marie Curie, Angela Davis, Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz, my mom, Esmerelda, Nehmat Aunty, Naseem Aunty, Mrs. Hopkins

What are your favorite names?

  • Lena, Hayaa, Isra, Layla, Idris, Khalil, Ali, Sajjad, Kadhim, Yusuf, Ahmad

What is it you most dislike?

  • Arrogance and cynicism, ugh

What historical figures do you most despise?

  • All the scumbag tyrants who oppressed the Ahlulbayt (as)

What event in military history do you most admire?

  • The unwavering conviction of Imam Hussain (as) and his small army at the Battle of Karbala

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

  • The ability to heal any kind of pain, suffering, or grief

How would you like to die?

  • In a state of pure God-consciousness

What is your present state of mind?

  • Restless

What is your motto?

  • What will be will be, and in some dimension, is

x r

jun 22 2012 ∞
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