The Myth of Free Choice

Last week, I went with a friend to attend a lecture by Professor   Lila Abu-Lughod titled  “Muslim Women and the “Right to Choose Freely”  During this lecture, the professor spoke about public debates in the west and their portrayal of Muslim women as victims who have lost their “right to choose freely” in their lives….

Warm and Cold- Fiction

Original Text was published at the Amman Writing Club WordPress page to see it go to this link He greeted her warmly with a firm handshake, a smile, and a look in his eyes that spoke of his joy to see her. He asked her about her work and her family. He even remembered that…

The Bright Side of Getting Older

Yes, dear reader, contrary to the ideas fed to us by the beauty industry, the clothing industry, and the media , there is a bright side to getting older. It is only up to us to stop buying into the idea that youthful looks are prettier than the looks of maturity, and that younger people…

The Sanctimonious

We have all come across the sanctimonious people in our society. They are everywhere, and they are spreading their words faster than the fiercest of epidemics.  They start each of their sentences with the words “I would” or “You should”, as they believe that they have been put on this earth to set fallen people…

I Stopped Listening

After a four-day vacation which I spent mostly at home in my own bubble reading books, watching series, movies and chasing other personal goals  , I found myself making a list in my head of the pieces of advice I have decided not to take. You see, I just realized that we spend too much…