Moms are awesome: Happy Mother’s Day memories of sacrifice, ingenuity and innocent love


Originally published in Dallas News Mother’s Day is a special time to reflect what our mothers have done for us. My mother sacrificed her career so she can stay home to raise me, help me with my education, and teach me the rights and wrongs of the world. The prophet Muhammad once stated, “I know of no other deed that brings people closer to Allah than kind treatment and respect towards one’s...

Is an Israeli child more innocent than a Palestinian child?


Originally published in Rochester Hills Patch Why must everyone continue to take one side, and ignore the innocent lives that are lost on the other? Blood has long stained the land of Palestine. But at home, we see something different. Sympathy for the Palestinian people is rare—the bias cannot be overlooked. A recent poll done by CNN shows that only one out of every four Americans gives support...