In the Muslim world, memorizing the Quran is a big deal, as it should be. A good Muslim should know the Quran; a great Muslim commits it to memory. But are we good or great? During the time of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), some argue that memorizing the Quran was more difficult to acquire in … More Great Muslims are those who memorize the Quran…Right?
Lebanon is a small country. In fact, the CIA describes the nation to be “about one-third the size of Maryland” (see Area Comparison map). The “open-culture” mantra of Lebanese society makes it relatively more susceptible to change and adaptation. French occupation. Large numbers of Arab and Armenian refugees. The spread of the English-dominated Internet and social media. … More Lebanese Today: Is it a new Language or are they just Lazy?
Writing in the real world is different; academia, with all due respect, does not take the cake. To read vivid descriptions of distant locations, of islands surrounded by nothing but clear, blue everythings; to empathize with and actually feel the plight of a war-torn country as described by some brilliant writer; that is real writing. As an art, writing takes … More Writing, an art? Pffft. Oh, wait.
🍎Apple crisp (or ‘Apple Crumble’) is an American dessert consisting of baked apples topped with a crisp crust. Ingredients usually include cooked apples, butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and often oats and brown sugar, ginger, and/or nutmeg. According to Google, Apple Picking Season officially starts August 29, 2015! I thought I’d share this special recipe from our family … More 🍎 Apple Season: “Apple Crisp” Recipe 🍏
So, I’m watching the Al-Jazeera Arabic channel and find myself shocked to hear for the first time, that the U.S. has sanctions over Sudanese technology. Naturally, I turned to Google to see if the rest of the world was aware of this. I came across Amanda Sperber’s article from Jan. 2014. WHAT? This has been going on for more than a year! ‘Lo and … More Sanctions on Sudan from the United States
**Reader Discretion is advised. Moderately vulgar language and unrated film, not deemed suitable for children This is nice, I thought. This mural is so colorful! The drawings of the sun, the girl and the boy are warming. The sound of children laughing sets the stage. I picture the woman asking Ali about his life sitting … More Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Let’s talk Peanut Butter! We’ve all had Peanut Butter & Jelly/Banana/Nutella sandwiches. And what is Reese’s Chocolate without Peanut Butter? Unfortunately, peanut allergies are just as widespread as Reese’s chocolates. Here in the States, substitutes are everywhere, so yes—even peanut butter cookies don’t have to have actual peanuts in them. You can substitute any nut-butter or other sub into this recipe. An easy yet … More 🍪 1 2 3, Peanut Butter Cookie!
Mind you, this isn’t just any mug-cake. It’s the One Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug that will ROCK your tastebuds. What makes this one so amazing? Simple. Unlike all those other cakes on Pinterest and Instagram, this one I found by the amazing ChocolateCoveredKatie, actually works when you try it. As a too-lazy-to-make-dessert person, this one is too scrumptious to pass up. Attempt several times if … More 🎂 Cake-in-a-Mug-in-a-Minute 🎂