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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Mrs. Shahid wakes up before dawn, with the first call by a Muezzin from the green masjid her modest house shares its fence with. This is her routine. She freshens up, lays out her prayer rug, and facing west, the direction of the holy Kaa’ba, begins her morning prayer. Hassan tiptoes out of the bed…

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