Sorry Shakespeare, I didn’t mean to twist your Hamlet line (To be or not to be). But I am more likely to get into trouble with Hemingway for manipulating his book title: To Have and Have Not. But mine is different. Of course its different. I am not talking about choosing between life and death, or being rich or poor. I am talking about Wi-Fi.Read More
Do you know what it is like to fall flat on your face? I was rushing home for a 9:00 pm appointment. And then I fell. Slowly I lifted my head and the blood gushed out of my nose like an open fire hydrant.Read More
My knee hurts. It has been hurting for a couple of weeks. At first I ignored it, thinking it would go away. It didn’t. Maybe its inflammation. I started taking ibuprofen. No luck!
“You have to see a doctor and get an MRI,” said my husband, the doctor.
Ramadan is over. Did we break a habit? So we all know about the book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. What about Highly Ineffective Habits? Here are my pet peeves: Bad Habit #1Read More
I am taking a break from my habits; habits that uplift me and habits that pull me down. Where is that going to take me as I enter the mode of fasting.Read More
Last night I watched Notre Dame go up in flames. I watched the towering steeple fall. Could Notre Dame really burn! Could a steeple fall and be gone forever! I had so much wanted to go back there one day. I will never keep my promise. It was the year 1990 and we were in Paris.Read More
Can you guess the context?
I have been asked many questions about Muslims, the Muslim faith, the Muslim whatever, but this had to be the sweetest and most endearing. If you haven’t already guessed, we were in a mosque, in a prayer hall, in the women’s section, settling down for Friday Jumma prayers. My Jewish friend Bernice and I had just sat down on the red prayer rug.
They tried and they failed.
In 2017, Pakistan High Court ruled that Valentines Day was un-Islamic and is not to be celebrated in public places or government offices. An individual had petitioned the court with the plea that it was a cultural import from the West and against the teachings of Islam.
Doctor amputated right leg instead of the left.
Patient dies after nurse gives wrong meds.
Doctor operated on wrong side of brain.
You have heard of these horrific incidents.
You have wondered ‘how on earth could this have happened.’ I did too, not as an innocent bystander, but as a hospital executive who was responsible to see to it that these occurrences never took place.
“Happy New Year,” said one person to another on one New Year morning, January 1, 2019.
Nothing unusual about that, right? Well, one of them didn’t think so. Actually, he took offense. I am not kidding. “It is not our new year. Our new year starts in Muharram. For one Muslim to greet another Muslim with a Happy New Year greeting on January 1 is haram,” …