Comforting, thoughtful, kind and generous, our best friends are always there for us and often know us even better than we know ourselves. We meet three sets of true BFFS and learn what feelings and shared interests bind them together. Photographs by Tina

Maryam Ismail

HOW AND WHEN THEY MET Maryam met both her girls on their birthdays but in two different countries. Aayisha was born in Dubai and Khadijah was born in Newark, New Jersey. “As an expat in the UAE I didn’t know many people,” she says, “and so, my children...

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