Take care of yourself, go to counseling

Take care of yourself, go to counseling

By Rhytha Zahid Hejaze “You should go see a counselor,” I told Sara Al Fadaaq, a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and a resident in the building where I work. “If you’re Qatari, it’s frowned upon,” she replied. No, it’s not frowned upon only if you’re Qatari. It’s frowned upon in Pakistan too, […]

Celebrating Eid Al Adha at a home away from home

Celebrating Eid Al Adha at a home away from home

By Rhytha Zahid Hejaze [slideshow_deploy id=’5583′] Eid Al Adha (Arabic for Festival of the Sacrifice) is celebrated by Muslims all around the world on 10 Dhu Al Hijjah, the twelfth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar. It commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, on Allah’s command before Allah intervened and replaced Ishmael with […]