The Real Housewives of Ancient Arabia

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Continued from: The Real Housewives of Ancient Egypt In the first part of this post, we discussed an incident from Surah Yusuf in the Quran, involving a dinner banquet with an agenda that was convened and attended by the urban, socialite housewives of ancient Egypt. We noted similarities between the ethos and … Continue reading The Real Housewives of Ancient Arabia

My Home: My Sanctuary of Solitude, Not an ‘Open House’

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Bring to mind the hustling bustling home you grew up in. Someone or the other was always coming or going. Domestic servants would arrive early or mid morn, probably without even knocking, or after knocking repeatedly and very loudly. Relatives, near and distant, would drop in unannounced at any time of … Continue reading My Home: My Sanctuary of Solitude, Not an ‘Open House’

Why Dissing Religious People is the Norm – its Nothing Personal, Really

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيمِ The setting could be anywhere: an air-conditioned drawing room at a social get-together, with attendees making small talk amid the tinkling of crockery and glassware; a regular print newspaper or magazine column mercilessly analyzing the mistakes and misdemeanors of so-called 'religious extremists' of our country, leaving a bad taste in the … Continue reading Why Dissing Religious People is the Norm – its Nothing Personal, Really