Ramadan Experience in NYC 2013

The real hunger games have begun and thousands of Muslims are fasting from Sunrise to sunset in NYC.  Muslims are observing the holy month of Ramadan which requires a daily fast during a time period of up to 30 days.  This year Ramadan started on July 10th and […]

Stigma being Arab American

Being Arab is hard enough but being both Arab American is a double edged sword.  Growing up in small town America was not the best environment for a muslim male.  It was survival of the fittest amongst the cannibals.  You were eaten alive if you didn’t fit the […]

Yemen’s Traditional Village Life

Yemen also known as the Arabian Felix is an Arab country bordering Saudi Arabia, Oman and the Red Sea.  Yemen takes on a road less traveled with its unknown treasures but yet rich culture.  The country has several main cities such as San’aa, Taiz and Aden but mainly […]

Five things to know about Ramadan

1. What is Ramadan all About? Ramadan is a special month cherished by Muslims. During this one month every year, Muslims fast (saum)  as part of one Five Pillars of Islam.  The daily period of fasting starts at the break of dawn and ends at sunset.  Muslims completely abstain […]

Yemen’s Culture of Weapons

  The Yemen Times newspaper has posted an entry regarding Yemen’s fascination with assault & semi automatic weapons.  The weapons are not only a means of protection but a symbol of heroic manism.  The strong vs the weak are represented in his machinery.   Considering Yemen’s demise over […]

Taiz, Yemen (تعز)

Ta’iz تعز ; is one of largest cities in the country of Yemen.  Taiz is the third largest city in Yemen after the capital Sana’a and the southern port of Aden.  The mountainous region has a population of over 600,000. The picture below shows a narrow path on […]

Finding love within an Arabic Culture

How can Arabs find love?   There are not many sites or people that openly discuss relational matters publicly within the Arab community weather it being in the United States or in Middle East.  Communicating about sexuality is taboo as religion and culture strictly discourages dating prior to […]