Sabrina Fatma Ahmad

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

Not quite what we were expecting

We promised to go big for our fifth year, but we haven't even begun to unveil our big plans, before being overwhelmed by the sheer response from our participants.

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

Finding ‘Rahmah’ during Ramadan, against the odds

Life in Dhaka provides a thousand reasons to feel hopeless and frustrated. Still, we can find hope amongst it all.

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

Once more, with feeling

Last year, we got to see some stellar writing and some incredible art. What was more inspiring than the quality of work produced during the holy month, was the community that was formed in the process.

May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021

Take a bow

With the moon up and celebrations already underway in a few countries, it’s a wrap for Sehri Tales 2021.

May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021

Of words and limits

A frequently-asked question during this year’s Sehri Tales was ‘why the 250-word limit?’ My knee-jerk reaction has been to want to snap ‘Do you also ask why a limerick has to be five lines, or a haiku three?” Since anger never solved anything, I figured a more level-headed explanation was necessary.

April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021

All together now

We just crossed the ten-day mark for Ramadan this past week, and the 1000 posts for this year’s Sehri Tales challenge. I don’t know if the thrill of crossing these milestones ever wears off – it certainly hasn’t for me.

April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021

I turn to you

I created Sehri Tales in 2016 as a coping mechanism for some melancholia I was experiencing at the time. I knew that the exercise was calming and centering for me, but I didn’t quite think about writing’s potential to heal until I partnered up with the online readers’ community Litmosphere, in 2018.

April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021

Words that bind

Some experts say that the “superpower” that puts us humans – weak, slow, and lacking any physical advantages over the natural world – at the apex of