IL-HAAM AHMED
IL-HAAM AHMEDEditor in Chief

Il-haam is a freelance writer and English teacher. She has worked at universities in both South Africa and Turkey. She is interested in Sufism, fragrance compositions and making sense of the world around her. When she’s not listening to reggaeton, eating caramel with spoon or stroking cats, she dreams of returning to the great love of her life, Istanbul.

IL-HAAM ENSURES THE EDITORIAL INTEGRITY OF HIKAAYAT AND FINDS SYNERGIES IN OUR COLLECTIVE CREATIVE SPACE.

Ibtisaam holds law degrees from the University of Cape Town and Cornell University. She sings songs of nostalgia, is an avid baker and loves creating Instagram Polls. She believes in autonomy and free will as the key to finding truth and thinks justice is good but compassion is better. Currently doing legal research and freelance writing in New York, you can find her wandering in libraries and getting lost in Spotify.

IN ADDITION TO BEING OUR LEGAL EAGLE, IBTISAAM SOURCES CONTENT AND FINDS AUTHORS AND COLLABORATORS.

IBTISAAM AHMED
IBTISAAM AHMEDManaging Editor
IBTISAAM AHMED
IBTISAAM AHMEDManaging Editor

Ibtisaam holds law degrees from the University of Cape Town and Cornell University. She sings songs of nostalgia, is an avid baker and loves creating Instagram Polls. She believes in autonomy and free will as the key to finding truth and thinks justice is good but compassion is better. Currently doing legal research and freelance writing in New York, you can find her wandering in libraries and getting lost in Spotify.

IN ADDITION TO BEING OUR LEGAL EAGLE, IBTISAAM SOURCES CONTENT AND FINDS AUTHORS AND COLLABORATORS.

AALIYAH AHMED
AALIYAH AHMEDCreative Director

Aaliyah is a budding visual anthropologist, who has an inquiring mind into all things extraordinary and mysterious. A keen eye that sees and finds the beauty in everything “ordinary”. She has an enduring love affair with the cities LA and London and just about everything in between. She is keen to inspire others to courageously cultivate unique styles that transcend conventional wisdom because it sucks anyway. She is a millennial who experiences true freedom in her faith.

A CREATIVE PAR EXCELLENCE AALIYAH IS OUR IN HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER, DESIGNER AND HEAD OF VISUAL CONTENT.

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