Archive for the ‘Family’ category

The Woman at the Coffee Shop

He looked straight at her as he called her profane names, loud enough for everyone to hear. “Dude, you’re embarrassing me! Stop. Besides, I don’t think she is Muslim,” I said. “She is Palestinian, isn’t she? What is she doing? Going out with a white guy…” he said conspicuously in Arabic, adding in several more […]

Mending the Fabric of Brotherhood

The Fatal Mistake It was one of the most intense moments of his life. Those around him had likely never striven so hard and moved so fast. As the battle waned and the fighters retreated up the hill a sense of relief and calmness overtook them: they had made it out alive. Allah `azza wa jal […]

Musings on Management

In the introduction of “One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard, Confucius says, “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to use it.” This is my attempt to do just that. If you haven’t read this book before, you should. It’s a well-written short story, if you will, about a young man who sets out to […]

Anger

by Izzah Zaroon Have you ever had a moment when you feel the bile rising in your throat, face flushed, and nostrils flaring? Your hands are balled into fists, and you could strike – you’re filled with that sudden urge to destroy something. It might be a vase, a plate in your hand or your […]

“Baba! I want a GPS!” Parental Growing Pains in the Trenches of Childhood

Asalamu alaykum, A few months ago, while speaking to my 6 year old, the following transpired: Six Year Old: “Bob [Short for Baba]: can you bring me something from America?” Suhaib: “Sure, insha’Allah. What is it?” Six Year Old: “I [makes that cool six year old breathing sound between thoughts], I wanna GPS?” Suhaib:  Thinking […]

Nurturing The Family

“Until They Change What Is In Themselves”