Irfan Alam


Sun Sign


Three things people don’t know about you?

I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. People would say, 'Oh, Irfan Alam is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a damn word that comes out of his mouth.'

What’s your greatest fear?

Finding myself guilty and doing silly things that hurt the feelings of others.

What is your greatest achievement?

Finding meaning in this life and to win the hearts of people by sharing love and spreading peace.

High point of your life?

Probably the present moment.

Low point of your life

When I lost my father.

Which living person do you most admire?

I think every person is unique.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Al Mustafa

Who is your favorite fictional villain?


Who are your favorite authors?

Rumi, Kahlil Gibran, William Blake, Elf Shafak

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Mathnwi, Doctor Faustus, The Prophet, Forty Rules of Love, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Prophet

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Not interested in movies. I live in my self dream world.

One Superpower you wish you had?

To turn time backwards. And relive my childhood memories.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

Love transcends everything into love.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Childhood: In my own backyard; Adolescent: Free Land; Adult: In my own Land; Silver: In the World of Silence

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Writing like Rumi

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Mathnawi

When and where do you write ?

In the middle of the night in a corner of my room when silence rules the world.

Silence or music?

Both. Depends on situation.

One phrase that you use most often?

Spread love, speak less and do more.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Don't believe in rituals.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Read more and more; without giving up, the thoughts will pop up into words and these words will write your true story.

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