Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

December 16, 2020

“I was eleven years old when I first started reading something I wasn’t studying at school, and that was a book about the Egyptian Sinoha. My father used to always say that those books are not suitable for my age, but I kept reading them. I was proud that I had more knowledge than my friends. Questions started forming in my head, but I couldn’t answer any of them, so I asked my father.
-Dad, what is and who is God?
-Son, God is our creator and he is what enlightens us.
-Where have we come from?
-According to God’s speech, we come from humanity’s parents, Adam and Hawa.
-Where do we go when we die?
-No one knows.
That was all the answers my father could provide, and tens of questions were left unanswered. One day, my uncle come to our house, I remember that I was just a teenager, I asked him some questions. He said that they were philosophical questions, to get the answers you will have to know more about yourself, and that’s to read more.”

“I thought that if I went to college and read more, I would become a knowledgeable teacher and get all the answers I want. Now, after half of my age already gone, and gaining a master’s degree and reading many philosophical, economical, managerial, religious, historical, and research books, as well as writing many speeches and working on literature, I still believe that I’m just a clueless student. The only conclusion I have gotten to in terms of Anthology is that maybe some things are a fact about the world, but the one thing that I truly believe is death.”