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The advanced world

Last night I heard the speech of the Queen Elizabeth for Christmas, I cannot say that I hear what she says all the time, but I was driving, and my main radio station is the BBC was on, it was as if she was talking to me  and saying that…
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When the kids grew so fast, we are left in wonder

While I was chatting with my son on the phone yesterday, and my daughter was listening to the discussion (I aways have my phone on speaker) he said something that startled me. Why did we grew up so fast? he said;   a flash of memory took me…
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Positivity of Islam- 7- The story of Prophet Joseph

The story of Prophet Joseph as mentioned in Quran is worth every thought.  It revolves around betrayal of the brothers, betrayal of those that raised him, the prison, the dreams and how perseverance made it possible for prophet Joseph to become…
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What will my obituary look like?

In our culture we do not have this, we do not write obituaries about people that die, we only do Quran reading and we always hope that when a person is deceased he or she has a beautiful ending to his or her life (حسن الخاتمة).…
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Why drift away?

  I am not a clinical psychologist, I am not an anthropologist, I am not a person that understands human behavior, but I do have a sharp mind, I am curious and can notice things.  So this is what I have been noticing: Nowadays,…
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Studying is not a choice!

I was attending a graduation ceremony for my nephew.  Of course I remembered mine, my kids', my other nieces and nephews and my friends'.  In one of the ceremonies the mother (my friend that is) started to make arabic chants and I went…
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Why don’t we study cooking

I still remember the cooking and sewing classes that we used to do at school once a week, it made me feel so proud of myself that I knew how to bake a cake and sew a skirt.  Skills like these don't come easily, as it takes time, practice…
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Study abroad

Sometimes I wonder how I would be if I didn’t study abroad? Would I be shy, incompetent, less experienced? Would I lack of knowledge in what the rest of the world has to offer?.  I will not know about the culture, the art, the tremendous…
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A doctor or a footballer? dilemma

I was so sad today after talking to a student who is in love with football, but his dad isn't.  He only wants to spend his life playing football and apparently he is great at it.  His dad, on the other hand, wants him to study (according to…
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Peace be Upon you

When we hear the greeting message that we use all the time, we never actually think about it, what does it mean to have peace upon us? does it get poured on us like water to cool us down? or when we go for energy healing and they tell us that…