Hey, you think my other articles were all funny too? But, those were supposed to be serious!
Let me share with you a story, the story that starts with a question...
That question my friends, is: how did kih start? This is the most popular question I get about kih, so, let me set the record straight.
It was a dark and cold night. We were sitting in the middle of Tim Hortons sipping our hot coffees, talking. Khaleeq and I had decided it was time to do something. Take actions into our own hands. But, what? You see, we had just finished helping with the Muslim Interscholastic Tournament and had time on our hands. We had become tired of being involved only in 3 day stints and waiting 362 days again to be active. As we sat there and threw out ideas like those machines that throw baseball pitches, it came down to what we could afford. And so, it was settled: a blog site that would promote Muslim youth intellect and creativity. And this is how kih came to be. Yes, like all good things, it started at Tim Hortons. (Do we get our endorsement cheque now?)
And slowly, slowly but surely, the pieces came falling together from there on. It took work, time and dedication. A lot of brainstorming and phone calls that got us nowhere. And now today, what you see is kih: free from affiliations, student run and a platform to be unique. It allows you to get involved, be opinionated and be represented 365 days of the year.
kih has faced many obstacles and difficulties with things not always going as planned but, alhamdulillah we are still here. So, if you have an idea or an ambition, go for it. And the best piece of advice I can give you is to get the right people to work with you.
Thank you Anila, Sajid, Shaheena, Hufsa and Fareedah for all your hard work. There’s definitely more to come. And also, thank you Khaleeq and Asma for setting up the building blocks.
And, of course, kih is nothing without its readers.
Thank you for your support.