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”

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“O Lord, Let it Be a Boy”

Its not like it's an alien concept for me; I had heard the 'hearsay' about it even before marriage and motherhood. Even the Quran talks about it more than once. Its especially common among rural, uneducated villagers, and most "educated and enlightened" Asians in particular (Arabs, Indians, Chinese, Pakistani's).   I admit I never really understood this belief that's so staunchly … Continue reading “O Lord, Let it Be a Boy”