Brand New

2017-08-27T22:26:53+00:00 January 27th, 2017|

Assalamu'alaikkum warahmahtullahi wabarakatuh. Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. Behold the new look for Moments of Nil! Since I'm writing under a new light, it seems fitting to change the ambience around here. I really think the clutter should be tucked in, and the external showcase will focus on mainly writing. At last, after just a week, I was able to get the theme set. MINIMAL. That's the keyword. And yes, I'm writing a book. A novel this time. In Shaa' Allah, I would be able to finish it. The idea [...]

Time to Write Again

2017-08-27T22:26:58+00:00 January 20th, 2017|

Three years. Another moment of nil. Publishing a book may have been one of the reasons. I've finally got all those things off my chest and off from my desk. The big black notebook is now lying with other memorabilia I've collected from parts of my life. I've literally not written a single haiku, poem, short story or even a blog ever since I randomly decided to compile my writings from 1998-2012 for publishing. The raw drafts were gathered, and within the next 2 years until around 31st December 2 [...]

To Write or Not to Write

2017-08-27T22:26:58+00:00 January 13th, 2017|

Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. The days rolled on and on, and I am yet again in an absorption mode. Ideas and thoughts just swirling here and there, from the conscious and subconscious. Every word I want out, from ink to parchment, just held at the tip of my tongue. Ever get this feeling? If you have not, you are not a writer. But then again, who am I to say that? Everyone with a blog these days are so-called writers, and by that, I mean to include myself. Although, I am in fact an [...]


2017-08-27T22:26:58+00:00 January 6th, 2017|

Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. I've recently embraced Islam and is now known to family, friends and acquaintances as Farah Abdullah. To be honest, I don't know how this could possibly affect me as a writer. Most of the time, I still feel like me --- I still have that thirst for knowledge (general), may it be the common or the taboo; I still have the insatiable craving to get my thoughts about them on ink and paper. One thing is for sure, my perspectives have "evolved". Flora Tavu, [...]

I’m Published!

2017-08-27T22:26:59+00:00 January 15th, 2015|

And it is available now at (check out my homepage for details) And because it is the first book I've ever published, I'm just in awe of the finish (both paperback and hardbound) and to think that it all started from these RAW DRAFTS. I am planning to publish more of my collections or republish under this website (eBooks) with the help of Kindle Direct Publishing and Djarabi Kitabs Publishing. [...]