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Less culture, more success

Success is what we target and attain. It gets addictive when our brain’s pleasure signals are fired up, causing us to experience a very pleasurable state of mind. Eventually, this…

Psychology of War

I know that this is not a topic that we should comfortably discuss (especially during this holy time of the year). However IS continues to be a threat, and looking…

Cleanliness and hygiene

Islam strongly promotes personal hygiene and beauty as these are among the core tenets of Islam, and regarded as acts of worship. A person will never attain a balanced personality…

Greatest Teacher

If Ramadan was a person, she would be the toughest teacher you ever had – the one who had strict rules, gave lots of homework, and drilled you until she…

Actresses don’t wash their faces

They would keep shifting from one side to another without justifying such shifts. Most politicians are like actresses in Kuwaiti drama series who have undergone scores of plastic surgeries and…

Fasting: The 4th pillar of Islam

Fasting (‘Sawm’) during the month of Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam and Muslims from all corners of the planet are required to fast as it is mentioned in…

Cyber-attacks

The recent cyber-attacks that affected many countries around the globe made me think about the future of cybercrime, cyber war and our vulnerabilities. How serious can it reach in the…

Ramadan Hours

Ramadan Mubarak to all my readers, I wish them and their families a time of reflection, self-improvement, love, happiness and great food. It is a time where Muslims get together…

The essence of Ramadan

The word Ramadan is derived from the Arabic root word ramida or ar-ramad signifying strong burning heat and dryness, especially the ground. Thus, the word Ramadan indicates the warm sensation…

Human trafficking in humanity land

A quick glance at where one works, goes shopping or visits the hospital for a medical checkup, one will find so many people who had been victims of human trafficking…

Month of Quran

One of the distinguishing features of Islam is its Holy Book, the first verses of which were revealed in the month of Ramadan,1450 lunar years ago (610 AD). During the…

Marijuana at home

It is important for expatriates to know that while some Western countries are legalizing the use and sale of marijuana for personal use by individuals, users in the East can…