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Muslim Girl of the World Curator: Mehreen
Week of: Dec 9, 2013 to Dec 15, 2013
A Muslim Girl studying music? Say whaaaaat!
Growing up largely in an era and a Desi/Pakistani community where doctors, lawyers and teachers were socially acceptable - I found it not exactly ‘difficult’ to fit in, but, I felt dishonest to myself when I tried. I always got the grades in all my sciences, maths, english subjects… but I never felt that sense of fulfillment unless I opened my voice or touched a piano.
I am now 22. I study at university and have just completed my undergraduate in Contemporary Music studies and am now looking into getting a scholarship for my postgraduate studies and a follow up into a PhD (yes, in music Insha’ALLAH).
I am the first Muslim woman I know in my department to be embarking on this, although, it doesn’t matter to me that I’m either the first or the last - it matters to me that I’m doing what I do because I love it. I am the first female elected President of the Pakistani Society at my university and I run it completely independently without any dramas, Allhamdulillah. I can also speak French, I also have studied teaching, I know how to make clothes and I am a dedicated self-taught pastry chef.
Just to end this short. I want everyone to know that I am from a very tight financial background. I live in a tiny apartment with my family – and we have been living in it for 19 years. I am a normal Muslim girl like so many around, but, I have a drive to establish myself and make a difference. I am hungry to do something to contribute to this world before I die, and Insha’ALLAH I’ll be able to do that. My dream is to become a professional level musician, one who headlines concerts and travels the world like Justin Bieber – but, writes like John Mayer and sings like, well, myself.
What to expect this week: I honest to God never know how my days pan out these days. I am usually always doing something different every day, depending on the week. Some weeks are more musically involved than others. My routines do not have a specific order, other than salah. I just hope that after reading my blurb, you understand that I am a very sort of diverse human being so it’s best to just be interested and follow on to see where I can take you in my life. I hope it’s a little bit exciting for you.
How can we contact you after this is all over:
This week, Mehreen has an audition at Warner Music Australia to become a signed artist!
If you guys don’t know already, I am this week’s featured Curator on the “Muslim Girls of the World” project.
It is an honour to take part. I am having a wonderful time so far.
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It shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks.Life is not easy.The road to happiness is not a path well trotted.You have to find your own path to enlightenment.
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Anonymous asked: Allah aap ki duaen qubool farmae aur jo aap ke naseeb men behtreen ho wohi ata farmae, aameen summ aameen :)
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I have a big audition coming this next weekend and my scholarship application for my Masters is still in the pending.
Duas are the only thing that can help me out. If you could remember me through seconds of your prayer, be it you’re Christian, Jewish, Hindu… whatever - a prayer to me is a prayer.
Thank you for anyone who can. I truly do not know a lot of you, but you are truly a precious stranger.▲12 | reblog
You promise. “I swear on the angel. The hell with that. I swear on us.” “Why us?”
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“Never do the same thing every day. That’s one of the best things about this job; we get to do something different every day. Don’t ever get into a routine cause routine will kill you. You won’t die quickly but it will slowly eat away at your soul and it’s so detrimental.”
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#Masterclassing at home with a favourite of mines.
Making #Punjabi #Samosas to share tomorrow. Just made 60+ for my family and friends!
If you love your company, you love making food for them :).
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