February 10, 2017

I recently went on a family vacation to Dubai and stayed there for a little over 2 weeks.  Dubai is known for many things, including extravagance as well as incompetence, but almost everyone agrees that it is one of the best places in the world for foodies.  Being a “Halal Foodie” myself (someone who only eats Halal food), I of course ate a bunch of American “Fast Food”, since I can rarely eat that here in the United States.  But… Read more

January 31, 2017

We have a vast array of media and tools available for communicating these days. Aside from offline methods, online communication is now a crucial part of our lives. Patheos, for instance, has been reaching thousands of people every day and helping to spread important information. The Internet is indeed the next frontier and studies by the University of Southern California confirm that. The online masters in communication management department of USC recently released a series of facts regarding how the… Read more

December 19, 2016

Whether you are studying on campus or for a remote program such as an online RN to BSN degree, having a religious faith can often be tough at college. No matter which faith you follow or what your beliefs are, many college students often find it more difficult to continue attending church or other religious gatherings, and many put their faith on the back-burner in favor of making new friends and putting time into studying for their degree. However, there’s… Read more

November 24, 2016

Many people try to look for new & inventive ways on how to re-purpose the left-over turkey from Thanksgiving!  One great idea we found is from Chef Nyela in Toronto, Canada:   Step 1: Dough 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon yeast ½ cup warm water (100 F) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup olive oil 2 eggs Warm milk (about 1 cup or as needed) Directions To activate yeast, mix together the water, yeast and sugar. Let it… Read more

November 22, 2016

The aftermath of the election of Donald Trump for President of the United States has brought more attention to parts of the country, which for many have been largely ignored by mainstream media: Middle America. Some of the strongest support for Trump came from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. Although they do not all fall under the category of Middle America, they do have very similar characteristics: Small towns, where many people are middle class, traditional family values, some… Read more

October 29, 2016

Whilst family should always come first, there may come a time when you need to enroll on a further education course, whether to improve your employment prospects or simply to broaden your mind. It can be hard juggling multiple commitments, and if you home school your kids, too, you will find it even more difficult. Despite the problems, many families can and do make it work, so if you are thinking of enrolling on a doctorate in nursing practice, here… Read more

October 7, 2016

Recently my friend, Nizar Ahmed and I had a discussion on facebook about the new movie by Nate Parker called “The Birth of a Nation” which is the story of a slave rebellion in 19th Century America led by Nat Turner.  Nizar believed the new film was a “remake” of the 1915 American Silent film of the same name (The Birth of a Nation) by D.W. Griffith, which was a pro-Confederacy, Anti-Black film which portrayed the Ku Klux Clan (the… Read more

August 31, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Counting down to the number one reason why I support Colin Kaepernick and his right to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem. 7. This is still a Free Country and everyone has the right to do or say whatever they want, as long as it is not “Hate Speech” and/or can lead to violence. Read more

May 23, 2016

I started eating fully Halal when I was about 16 years old.  At that time most of my Muslim friends did not eat fully Halal and it was only after learning about Halal in Sunday school that I started to take it more seriously. When I was growing up in the 80’s and 90’s there were not many Halal restaurants in the Bay Area – except for one or two Muslim Chinese spots and a couple of Indian-Pakistani restaurants.  In… Read more

March 19, 2016

Dear Friends and Family, My family and I recently initiated a scholarship through the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) in memory of my late father, Abdul Sattar Rydhan, who passed away 8 years ago this month. We named it the ISF-Abdul Sattar Rydhan Media Scholarship. He loved his community and had a passion for media activism, so our family believes this will be a great way to honor his legacy and support those young American Muslims who want to study a… Read more




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