Before You Roll Out the Red Carpet: Be on Red Alert for these “Rishta” Red Herrings & Red Flags

‎بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـانِ الرَّحِيمِ Last year, I blogged about being on a bridge between two places: crossing over from one side to the other. Well, I mentioned how I am taking my sweet time crossing this bridge, and hoping to enjoy the ride, insha'Allah. We should try to appreciate every good thing about the phase … Continue reading Before You Roll Out the Red Carpet: Be on Red Alert for these “Rishta” Red Herrings & Red Flags

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Wedding Extravagance: Much Ado About a Superficial “Do”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم She is engaged and due to be married soon. She spends most of her waking hours daydreaming, perusing fashion magazines, shopping, or imagining what married life would be like. She finds herself ushered more often into the kitchen, and her parents treat her like a princess. The primary thoughts occupying everyone's … Continue reading Wedding Extravagance: Much Ado About a Superficial “Do”