Noors of Daastan

You must be wondering who are The Noors of Daastan. Well, they are a part of Daastan family. Before moving forward, let’s have a quick introduction of them. So at Daastan, there are five Noors. Two of them are our Marketing Associates, who make sure that you stay aware of the latest literary trends. And the other three are our brilliant authors, who just launched their debut books. Stay tuned to find out more about these amazing women.

Noors of Daastan

Is there anything such as a coincidence in this world? Maybe or may not be. However, having so many Noors here at Daastan is purely a coincidence. Daastan has been associated with incredible individuals over the years. Today we’re paying tribute to some of those people. Like their name, our Noors have been the light that overcomes all the dark!   Without further ado, let’s introduce you to them!

Noor-ul-Huda Tahir

First on our list is Noor-ul-Huda Tahir. Noor is doing her masters in English Literature from NUML, Islamabad. I came across Noor’s instagram blog around 2017. Over the years, her literary as well as social work has been an inspiration for me. Fast forward to 2019, we ended up being university fellows. In all this time of knowing her, I have found her to be a kind soul through and through. Today I will be sharing with you all, some things I adore about her.

Noor ul Huda, founder of Dorr – Thread of Kindness and author of Theory of Love

  • Noor is an avid reader and an aspiring writer. Theory of Love is her first book that will be live soon.
  • For her, everything is art when viewed from a certain perspective. “Art governs most of my life decisions”, says Noor. Also Literature is life to her. Therefore it is a part of her and everything she does.
  • Biographies and Mystical themes are her favourite genre. Apart from that, she enjoys research work that relates literature to daily life.
  • “Live unapologetically” is Noor’s outlook on life. The uncertainty and the dangers surrounding life can not shake her spirit to live life to the fullest.
  • Instagram is not the only medium she uses. To share her views with the world, Noor also has a youtube channel.
  • Noor-ul-Huda Tahir is also the person who hosts live interview sessions here at Daastan.

Dorr – Threads of Kindness

Dorr – Threads of Kindness is her passion project. Some people call it an organisation but Noor disagrees with that. There’s a profound reason behind the name of this project. Thread, she believes appears to be insignificant alone, but when brought together it holds a fabric together. Similarly, a small act of kindness on its own may seem insignificant. But these small acts combine to form the fabric of life.

Noor ul Huda Tahir with kids at Saiyya Homes

Noor Sheikh

Noor Sheikh with Alyaan Khan & Moneeb

Noor Sheikh is a lecturer at a public university in Islamabad. Forced migrations and identity politics is her area of research. Other than reading & writing, baking cakes is something she enjoys doing. How to Survive Your 20s is her first book. It is a coming-of-age satire aimed at young audience who feel lost in the new found struggles of adulting. Thank God, I found Noor’s book at the threshold of my 20s. I absolutely loved it. It’s definitely a page turner!

“Just to let you know this is not a self-help book, neither is it coming of age memoir, it’s an ode to companionship which I offer to you my dear lost, vivid and brilliant ray of light.”  –How to Survive Your 20s

Noor Sheikh at Da’Knights Club, Volume I at Cafe Sol, Islamabad

To know more about Noor Sheikh, you can read her interview with Daastan here.

Sara Noor

Sara Noor is a Pakistani woman living in Australia for the last 12 years. She is a mother of two children. During her stay there, she studied, had children and worked in community services. Moreover, she has a passion for social change. The concept of ‘inclusive society’ is so close to her heart and she believes in a society where everyone is treated fairly and equally.

In this patriarchal society, she sees herself as a rebel and a misfit. Therefore, in her book she opens up about something that is relevant to many Pakistanis. In fact not only to Pakistanis but to people from countries where similar cultural values prevail.

“You don’t truly value life until you’ve nearly lost it. Sara at 27 found herself lost and alone in a foreign land – a victim to circumstance.

With her toes resting on the edge of the bridge & despair wavering between choosing life or death, what will come next. Standing on her balcony with dark and sinister thoughts, she thinks of committing suicide. So the question is will she survive? Will her child survive? And what about her marriage, would that end up okay?

This is a story of a mother and a migrant who dipped her fingers into her wounds and penned down the journey full of ordeals on a new continent. A story of a brave Pakistani woman, who questions the validity of the norms structure that she grew up with.”

“Do Not Pass The Parcel” is her debut book published through Daastan. Releasing soon on Qissa. 

Numrah Noor

Numrah Noor is a mother,  interior designer and a published author. She trusted Daastan for publishing her first book. Traveling is a love of hers that uncovered her inner story teller. As a result, she wrote Shehr Kinaray. Shehr Kinaray is a travelogue that takes one through cultural & historical adventures of Baku, Azerbaijan. Numra Noor Book Cover Sheher Kinaray published by Daastan

Find more about Numrah @MyDaastan by streaming her live session with us.

Noor-ul-Huda Hashmi

At last it is my turn to introduce myself. Hey! I’m Noor-ul-Huda Hashmi, a proud member of Daastan family. Working at Daastan as a Marketing Associate has been full of adventures and learning opportunities. Being a literary soul, I’m pursuing my bachelors degree in English Literature from NUML, Islamabad. @Diariesofhuda is my virtual diary where I share my love for poetry & advocate for humanity.


That’s me!!!

Apart from writing, I love to bake and express myself through different art forms.

Huda’s line art

It’s proud to have these individuals as a part of our Daastan family. We at Daastan hope, you enjoyed getting to know our Noors.


Noor Hashmi
Noor Hashmi is a student of literature at Numl University. She is an aspiring poetess. She runs a blog by the name of “Diaries of Huda” sharing her journey through poetry. In her free time, she loves to paint and bake.

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