Human Rights · Palestine · The Middle East · Uncategorized

Do as Rachel Corrie did for Palestine

Since the tragic loss of Rachel Corrie, whose martyrdom anniversary was observed almost a month ago, world citizens became more aware and concerned about the Palestinian plight. People have observed and learned much about Palestine, thanks to the memory of this selfless young activist. Sadly, people have also observed the Palestinian movement go from prominent… Continue reading Do as Rachel Corrie did for Palestine

Food · Golestan, Iran · Halal Foods · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Middle Eastern Foods · Persian Food · The Middle East · Travel

Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

Last week (when the western media claimed things were so crazy in Iran) Mohsen and I visited with some shop and restaurant owners for several reasons: one, of course, to give them business (an economy does not thrive w/o supporting local businesses); secondly, to ask them how business was actually going; next, to talk about… Continue reading Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

Golestan, Iran · Health · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Medical Sciences · Travel · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

  I have been away from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. An emergency came up that prompted a good Iranian doctor to schedule me for a much-needed surgery. In that time of waiting and recovering, I was nervous and scared—as any human would be when faced with being opened up. The surgery was ultimately… Continue reading Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Politics · Women and Islam

Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

Faulty information alert on an Iranian Leader published in The Independent, with the following misleading title: “Iran’s Supreme Leader claims gender equality is ‘Zionist plot’ aiming to corrupt role of women in society.”‘ I don’t often defend world leaders, but when I do it is because I know and research them well-enough: reading and watching… Continue reading Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

Health · Human Rights · mental health · Sexual Abuse · Uncategorized

#MeToo! Got a problem with it?

#MeToo! Got a problem with it? If the #MeToo hashtags are getting on your nerves and they make you feel “uncomfortable,” well you are not a major concern for many of us. Personally, most of my focus is on the many survivors who find comfort in using these two simple words: me too. #MeToo, and… Continue reading #MeToo! Got a problem with it?

Breast Feeding · Chador · Golestan, Iran · Health · Human Rights · Iran · Islam · Islamic Republic of Iran · mental health · Politics · Religion · The Middle East · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers

*These issues, as I have learned, will not be touched by some Muslims who have adopted the ideology that breastfeeding is somehow “taboo”; although, Quran mentions breastfeeding, prolonged practice of it, and has nothing negative to say on it. Most well educated human scientists, mothers, and medical doctors agree that breast milk is the best… Continue reading Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers

Health · Human Rights · Islam · Politics · Religion · Spiritualism · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better

Many of good folk are not as oblivious to the heart-wrenching cycle of suffering that plagues our beautiful Earth–at least not how some people make them out to be. Often, do people not brag, nor do they put on display all their acts of charity; especially, us Muslims, as there are Quranic reminders for us… Continue reading 10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better