The light

Zaynah is a niece.


Born and brought up in USA, she started wearing head-gown (hijab) when she was only 12 years old. She wasn't influenced by her parents or family. In fact her mom never used it.


In spite of what one might think, she is very popular among her friends in her Uni. She faced one or two problems soon after 9/11 for her hijab even though she was very young at that time, but no more (America is a great nation).

She is a very bright student.

She does voluntary works in a nursing home where she cares for the elderly which includes cleaning them up after they have soiled their nappies. They love her more than the nursing home staff. I asked her why she did it. She replied, 'they are so cute'.


As you have guessed, she loves photography. She named her new camera 'aftab' =)


I am proud of you Zaynah. As a doctor I never cared for others as much as you do.


Ammu, I am so sorry that it took me so long to post this.

But you know very well, you are always in my heart and prayers.

  • Anirban Jyoti 5y

  • Farzana Sultana 5y

    beautiful tone... n may Allah bless Zaynah
  • Tipu Kibria 5y

    Spectacular work !
  • cannalilylady 5y

    This photo is beautiful and Zaynah is beautiful also. :-)
  • Bipasha Kabir 5y

    hi Zaynah..! nice compo...
  • <3 DreamGirl <3 5y

    FanTasTic CapTure
  • <3 DreamGirl <3 5y

    hahah ok you choose as you like me as a friend ....thankx
  • TMAB2003 5y

    haha what a coincidence that I just met her cousin for the first time last night as she came to Montreal =)
  • Nilanjan Sasmal 5y

    what a wonderful subject
  • Raul Suarez 5y

    Lovely portrait, great woman!
  • towards light 5y

    i've found quite a few girls/women who were born and brought up in the US and are religious and wear hijab.
    interestingly they chose this on their own. which i think is better as they take a more informed and conscious decision, unlike many of us.
    you've taken a lovely portrait of a girl with a beautiful and caring soul.
  • pavel ahmed 5y

  • Ric Seet 5y

    Hi Aftab -- great story of a CARING person and a GREAT Image
  • summerly noon 5y

    All the best wishes for Zaynah.
    I am blessed with two daughters.
    I wish to raise my kids like your niece
  • Anamae . 5y

    This is breath taking aftab!
    And she is such a beauty. Lovely ♥
  • Saidur Rob 5y

    I didnt know she's your niece. Seen her around the campus couple of times. She was also in one of my class back in the day.


    oh I also met someone in LA who said she is his cousin. lol
  • TMAB2003 5y

    Saidur Rob
    crazy small world - I had a feeling you would have known her too! =O
  • Saidur Rob 5y

    TMAB2003 are you a octopus too =p
  • TMAB2003 5y

    haha most definitely - an excellent alternative to owning a tripod! =P
    but I think it's the fact that both of you are in Arizona =)
  • Tamanna (Joyful Reverie) 5y

    beautiful and original
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