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Category Archives: Diseases of the Heart

7 practical solutions to avoid losing your cool with your toddler

We all lose our cool with our little toddlers every day! Sometimes we remember to be fair and deal with the situation appropriately. Other times we just lose it … … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

Ever wonder why we feel the compulsive need to buy the best brand in the market, why the Louis Vitton bag holds such appeal, why the Gucci shoes are just … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Only Truth There Is

Whenever we think about dying we tend to think of it as something in the future far ahead. We think that we still have plenty of time left in this … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

And They Lived Happily Ever After…..Or Did They?

So you have found that perfect someone, the man of your dreams, that someone who has been made just for you and, best of all, you are getting married to … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The “I” Phenomenon

Everywhere we look or whosoever we talk to we see what I would like to call the “I” Phenomenon. This is, in a form, a worship of the self. It … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why so much greed?!

Have you ever wondered why we sometimes hang onto cultural “values” as though our life depended on it?! Do we stop to question our automatic reactions, our biases and prejudices, … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Right To Expect

Many a modern parent today has a concept I find a little hard to digest. They willingly allow and say that they do not have any expectations from their children, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do we really believe?

What would you do if you saw a snake slithering towards your child? Or a raging fire in the distance , the wind blowing it your way? If you really … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love and shirk

What happens when we love someone – our spouse, our children, our parents, our friends? We want to do everything for them, in the best possible way; we want to … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day At School

Last year the children’s school celebrated Valentine’s day with great fervour and enthusiasm. They had children draw cards (for their parents), make red hearts on their faces and wear red … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who Is The Fanatic?

So when was the last time you attended a wedding which was about the union of two people and not about what to wear, what dishes are served, which salon … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why I wear hijab (the head-covering)

Many Muslims argue about the necessity of wearing hijab but for me it’s a simple matter. I wear it because: 1. Allah has asked me to wear it. Those who … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are we Lemmings?

Ever played Lemmings the popular computer game back in the early 1990s? The image of a line of lemmings all moving mechanically, blindly moving in a single direction, come what … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Little Old Lady

It was a strange thought. That sentence was simple but so powerful. And the fact that I found it in a Clinical Methods textbook made it all the more striking! … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is that perfume on our clothes or soot?

A Hadith (saying of the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)) clearly tells us that a person is necessarily upon the religion of his/her friends! That is … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 2 Comments



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