Category Archives: religion

Muslim Couples and Infertility: Plan Ahead!

“I can’t have children,” she said, tears streaming down her cheeks

Politics, Leadership, and the Muslim Woman

Do Muslim women have a right to be political leaders?

The answer is yes.

Motorcycle Diaries Part XI

“It’s a crime, a crime against culture. They are destroying a holy place, a place that is of incalculable value to Sarajevo.”

The Next Great War… With the Burqa

The burqa is quickly becoming the greatest foe of the Western society. But this tussle with the ‘Muslim woman’s attire’ is not new.

In the Name of Hijab?

As an American Muslim woman who chooses the hijab, I was shocked, enraged, and saddened to hear of the murder of 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez in Mississauga, Canada.

Motorcycle Diaries Part X

When my father-in-law passed away last year, someone advised that his tombstone should not be raised above the ground. When I asked why, I was told that this is how it should be done in Islam…

Motorcycle Diaries Part IX

I always wondered whether there was a deliberate Western conspiracy for the “uglification” of Islam, or whether it was the Muslims themselves who did not need outside help in this regard.

Misperceptions between Muslims and Non-Muslims

The following article explains misperception between Muslims and Non-Muslims. It uses an adapted form of Robert Jervis’ 14 points on the “Hypotheses of Misperception” as published in World Politics, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Apr., 1968), pp. 454-479.

The Injustice of Cancer

Both the drive for justice and the proclivity to commit injustice are ingrained within our actions on all levels of power – from starting street fights, to making foreign policy decisions.

Humanism in Medicine: Qur’anic Concepts at Work

What can the Qur’an teach us about true professionalism – in medicine, and beyond?