Opinion

Dear Married Men Who Are ‘Just Joking’

To all the men out there who get a kick out of making indecent jokes about your married life, this one is for you. I know you want to make people laugh. You want to capture the room with your wit. Lighten the mood during gatherings. Make people’s day with your tremendous humour. But for […]

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Opinion

Your Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not Your Maid

Recently I’ve been noticing that whenever my mom asks me to do things for her – like wash the dishes, go out to get some groceries, or even the tiniest favour like get her a glass of water – she always makes it a point to say ‘thank you’ to me. It baffles me when […]

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Guestpost

Don’t Hate Bad People, Hate The Bad In People

Guest post by Andale Seaworne A few years ago during Quran Tafseer (interpretation) classes in Ramadan, the teacher was going through an ayat (verse) and there was one statement she said that really made me take a step back, “Don’t hate bad people, hate the bad that they did.” This was a new statement that […]

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Guestpost

7 Strange Quirks of Being a Flight Attendant

Guest post by Norbert Sari I’ve always found the idea of being on an airplane strangely cozy. I flew for the first time when I was 14. There’s nowhere to go, nobody can enter or leave, you have a chance to disconnect and the excitement of travel and arriving to your destination is enticing. I […]

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Review

Material (2012): Movie Review

I came across this movie when I was scrolling through Netflix, trying to find something to watch with dinner. Material is a South African film (my first I think) that revolves around Cassim, a young Muslim working in his father’s fabric shop in Johannesburg. Cassim is also a stand-up comedian (secretly, of course). He knows […]

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Guestpost

6 Hidden Gems of Andalusia

Guest post by Norbert Sari Spain has fascinated me ever since I set foot in Barcelona in October 2016. In the following year, I visited several cities and regions in the country, but it was not until August 2017 that I completely fell in love when I first visited Andalusia. Two years later, in July […]

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Guestpost

‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Is Not An Excuse

Guest post by Sharmeen Wasim We have all heard this phrase before.  ‘Boys will be boys’ has not only made negative actions forgivable, but it has also robbed the potential for men to become better people. So many times, parents have accepted negative behaviours in young boys claiming that it is normal and so many […]

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