British author, George Orwell, once said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”As true as this may have been during Orwell’s lifetime—he died in 1950—it seems even more so in our contemporary discussions about the importance of motherhood. Why is it …More
Marwa Abdalla received her B.A. in political science from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas, and has completed coursework in several areas of Islamic study with the American Open University. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in San Diego, CA, and whenever possible, she takes time to speak or write about Islam.
The relationship between spouses is one of the most amazing relationships that can exist between two people, it must be nurtured and cared for. Though it is expected that a husband and a wife would become attached to one another both physically and emotionally, sometimes that attachment becomes so excessive that it actually causes emotional …More
Many of us go through life, with all its ups and downs, and seldom stop to think what role faith plays, if any, in all of this. How do we understand faith? What function does faith serve in our lives, and is there any hope of recovering our faith if we’ve lost it?More
Just as a traveler tries not to overburden himself with unnecessary baggage, so too should the Muslim not be carrying too much of this world in his or her heart. That is, the Muslim should take from this world that which suffices him or her, and not be preoccupied by the thirst for more.More
How we see and evaluate ourselves, our self-esteem, is extremely important. A lot of us judge ourselves much more harshly than we judge others. And while it’s important to identify areas we need to work on, it’s also important to develop confidence in who we are and in the skills Allah has blessed us with.More
The story of a Christmas Carol has been told and retold thousands of times since it was first published by Charles Dickens in 1843. It tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly, old man who wants nothing to do with Christmas or anything associated with it, and who shows discontent to anyone who does. …More