Alif | Episode 11 | A Tale of Ishq-e-Haqiqi and Ishq-e-Majazi

The eleventh episode is live. We see more of Husn-e-Jahan and Taha and Abdul Alaa’s displeasure over their union.

Before proceeding, these are some related posts you’d want to check out first. Or, maybe later.

Book Review: Alif – Complete Review (By Umera Ahmed)

Drama Review: Alif Trailer and Cast

Episode wise reviews

Plot Summary

Husn-e-Jahan comes back to the hotel room but Abdul Alaa treats her badly, leaving her broken-hearted.
To take revenge, she decides to marry Taha so Abdul Alaa would never get to see Taha. Islam doesn’t teach revenge. if you really wanted to become a practicing Muslim, you wouldn’t do that. But she didn’t know it. Khair!

Nida Mumtaz plays Husn-e-Jahan’s mother.

Husn-e-Jahan’s track is cut short. We don’t see all the details we see in the book.

Back to present, we still see Sultan reading her letters. Suraiyya and Sultan go to meet Faisal. They arrive to find that Faisal is getting married.

Momina is doing a monologue in a theatre and receives great response.

Qalb-e-Momin is back to Turkey to find out about spirituality, and to confess how and why his connection with Allah broke.

Abdul Alaa tells him that it was him who didn’t forgive Husn-e-Jahan. He gives Qalb-e-Momin a box of letters – Taha’s letters of apology.

Another flashback shows Abdul Alaa and Taha attending a function where Husn-e-Jahan performed. That night, Taha paints Husn-e-Jahan instead of finishing his incomplete calligraphy.
Abdul Alaa is alarmed to see Taha’s interest in Husn-e-Jahan. Anything or anybody that distracts human from Allah, is evil. So, he paints over her painting.

Just looks at him. He’s angry and upset at the same time.

The father duo clash for the first time, over Husn-e-Jahan. It is true what they say, zan causes problems between men.

We see some of the scenes we have seen before, but from Abdul Alaa’s POV. He asks Taha to choose either of them.


I have also posted my reviews for two other Saturday shows – Mere Paas Tum Ho episode 18 & Deewar-e-Shab episode 27. Check ’em out.

See you in next review.

Shabana Mukhtar