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I originally wrote this in January 2012. This version is from June 2012.

More than anything, I wish I could have shown this to my Dad. He was the co-pilot on Bhoja Air Flight 213 which crashed at approximately 6:40 pm PST on 20 April, 2012.


Angels in Islam

A version of this can also be found as the seventh story in this Anthology:
Karachi: Our Stories in Ours Words
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Daily Deviation

Given 2015-08-06
A potent short story, Our Last Azaan by Elmara, is seeped in spirituality. ( Featured by HugQueen )
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautifully written. I'm sorry to hear about your father. That was a tragic incident and nobody should have to lose family like that. Your concept is brilliant :)
ejeans7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   Writer
I am literally speechless.

C-A-Harland Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student Writer
The imagery and atmosphere in this piece is amazing. I love how the pace and rhythm of the sentences is almost hypnotic. It really pulls the reader through the story. The angelic references are lovely too, and add another layer of meaning to the piece.
bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. Your use of diction is amazing. I especially liked the lines "the tinnitus of oblivion," "bitter as a bruise on a bride's face," "cold as a cat lying dead by a gutter," and "the voice of the muezzin like an iris, dilating in the dark." They really evoked powerful imagery. I think you have a true talent. And I'm very sorry to hear about your father.
LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, wonderful piece, beautifully written!!  Congratulations on a much deserved DD! :clap:            
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015   General Artist
Congratulations on your amazing DD Heart
Bomberhead67 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
What a great retelling of the apocalypse! The revelation has always been my favorite part of the bible. You can't help but cringe over the entire read.
lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You have no idea how much I love your story, absolutely amazing write. I loved how you used the Angels, everyone of them and what he represents. So heartfelt, so bleak and honest. Beautiful work really. May you father rest in peace.
Congrats on your Daily Deviation, very well deserved.
Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
I use to live in Pakistan back when there was a West and East Pakistan. 1964 to 1967. I was there when Islamabad was very new. My father worked the Tire Shop for the Mangla Dam project. I was there when the river was blocked and saw the first water go over those enormous spillways. I can even if badly sing the National Anthem. I have been to Lahore, Quetta, even up to Lindi Kotal up in the Khyber pass. Even been to Gilgit. Much sorrow for your loss. Allah is great and merciful and Muhammad is his prophet. May he smile upon you.
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well written piece. May he RIP :rose:
NarjisNaqvi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is beautiful. 
Elmara Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Writer
thanks very much (:
archelyxs Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
This is amazing. :hug:
Elmara Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Writer
thank you :)
Meggie272 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
God this is so beautiful. So rich in culture and spirituality and simple, vivid language.
Elmara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Writer
thank you so much, highly obliged :heart:
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Kaali-Queen Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Artist
may he rest in peace ameen
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