Married couples have expectations within their marriage. Personal values, parental influence, culture and even media shape these expectations. For some, the media portrayal of relationships even in a cultural value system that is not their own, does nothing to deter their expectations of those same standards in their relationship. In fact, a study by Dr. …More
Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen
Mahasin Shamsid-Deen is a World renowned author, poet and published playwright with plays performed, staged, and or read in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. The play "One God" was translated into Arabic, Spanish and Malay. It was also presented in private audience to the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. She has writtten technical manuals, grants, scholarly articles for college journals, business papers and ghost writing. Mahasin is Artistic Director of Thaqafah Islamiyyah, the www.islamictheatre.com business, a long time board member of the Islamic Writers Alliance, Inc. (IWA) and a member of African Women Playwrights and International Centre of Women Playwrights (ICWP).
As we approach springtime, I am reminded of an event, which helped me develop an action plan and response to American holy holidays. When my daughter was just in kindergarten, she came home from school on an early release Friday, with a basket of chocolate eggs, bunnies and brightly colored pink, baby blue and yellow …More
The Muslim American of African descent has a cultural and religious identity that has survived in spite of external and internal assaults. Indeed, no other socio-ethno-religious minority in America has had its sense of ‘being’ so challenged. The African American Muslim nonetheless managed to carve out an identity and culture that is unique and specific …More
Intimacy between married couples starts slowly and deepens over time with kindness and understanding. Below are ten tips for a healthy intimate relationship with your spouse. 1. Kiss, kiss, kiss… Kiss. Kiss often. Kiss deeply. Kiss deeply often with passion. Kiss for no reason. Make kissing a routine. Savor kisses. 2. Look, speak, and touch …More