Tag Archives: family

The Radical Notion That Parents Are People

What should we value more in our children? Obedience? Or common sense?

My Reading Wife

She is a persistent reader despite the fact that our kind of society may even look down upon people who read, because reading is not yet an integral part of our social, cultural, and psychological make up.

Muslim Couples and Infertility: Plan Ahead!

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

The Phone Call from Kayfoun

Her father had talked to her about the war one other time. He said it was the reason their family had never been to Lebanon and might never have the chance to go.

Love in a Time of Video Games

The real challenge to many committed couples today is making sure you don’t kill each other while arguing about whether or not “Assassin’s Creed” lived up to its hype

The Rape and What Came After

My cousin did not leave a suicide note. They spoke of it as if it had been an accident. She had accidentally taken half a bottle of pills.

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.

Things Don’t Work Out

Despite today’s emphasis on perfect parenting, it’s good to remember it doesn’t exist.

Motorcycle Diaries Part II

Reflections on fatherhood, Egyptian drivers, human greed, fruity contraceptive products, and the general state of the world by our columnist