بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَانِ الرَّحِيمِ It is very interesting, how time brings about change and growth. I find it almost incredible to believe that there was a time - less than a decade ago - when I used to hope and pray that certain magazines and newspapers (both local and international) would accept my articles for … Continue reading Now Available: My Past Articles as Books on Amazon
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ An edited/abridged version of this post was first published in SISTERS Magazine. Over the hill. Has-been. Past her prime. Off the shelf. Used goods. And the worst: “hag!”. How many subtle and direct titles and tags does modern media and journalistic chick-lit use nowadays to remind a woman who is approaching, … Continue reading The “Larger Than Life” Wife
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Escapism is officially defined as: Es·cap·ism (-skpzm) n. The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment. [Reference: The Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia] *** He arrives home at 8:30 p.m, exhausted from the day's work. As he shuts the front door gently, … Continue reading You Were a Spouse Before You Became a Parent
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Her frilly frock flaps in the wind as she goes running to her parents as soon as she feels the prick of a thorn; the pinch of gravel; the sting of an insect. They drop what they are doing to pick her up in their arms, lavish her with attention, and console … Continue reading Pamper Your Daughter, Clip Her Wings
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Someone needs to tell it like it is. When that someone has experienced ups and downs of marriage and also heard the hidden details about the lows in a few others' marriages, one needs to really be brutally honest about it! First, Pretty Woman. I remember hearing about this absolutely "breath-takingly … Continue reading Debunking the “Pretty Woman” Myth: How Romance Novels and Films Delude Youth
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم There are several factors regarding the fiqh or Islamic jurisprudence of nikah that a newly married Muslim couple needs to bear in mind when they embark on their matrimonial journey. The proposal process is often so exhausting that, once a suitable match is found, everyone’s focus immediately shifts on the cultural … Continue reading Marriage in Islam: Family Living Options and the Wisdom Behind Divine Injunctions
How a society functions depends on it's dwellers' mind-set. You can make all the rules and laws you want, but it's the people and what they believe deep in their hearts that produce the actual results. Media - books, newspapers, magazines, television, Internet - contribute greatly in either rejecting or reinforcing society's long-held myths, ideas … Continue reading There is No God Except Allah – Not Even a ‘Majazi Khuda’!