This Too Shall Pass

He fled the Taliban at fifteen.

He got to Dover with no English, no documents and the clothes on his back.

He is about to graduate with a Cambridge degree in pre-clinical medicine.

A message has arrived to say that the days of sorrow will not last./What happened in the past did not last for ever./And nor will what is in the present last for ever either.

– Hafiz, fourteenth-century Persian poet, quoted by Mohammad Razai

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