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Asil Rashid

Asil Rashid has 15 articles published.

9 Things The Prophet Used to Do That Makes Him The Ideal Husband in Our Modern Day

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Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) was very supportive of his wives’ work. He treated his wives with love and respect and always made little gestures that showed his affection towards them, like kissing them and lying on their laps. Now marriage counselors and behavioral psychologists are promoting this same behavior for a healthier, happier and long-lasting marriage.…

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10 Things You Can Do to Help Save The Environment on Earth Day 2017

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In recent decades, the environment has claimed headlines around the world and imposed itself on everyone’s conscience: scientists and laymen alike. Even those uninitiated into the world of environmental politics, are familiar with term the “climate change.” It instantly strikes fear and dread into the hearts of environmentalists like me, recalling doomsday scenarios (fertile land…

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Green Buildings: The Solution to Cairo’s Unmanageable Urban Sprawl

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When one thinks of the word “environment”, romantic images spring to mind: idyllic green fields, rolling hills, picture perfect beaches and oceans, our ancestors frolicking around in generally untouched, pristine nature. On the other hand, the term the “built environment” evokes entirely different images: think cities, roads, infrastructure and all the trappings of modern life.…

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MEET Amina Diab: The Child Psychologist Pioneering the Practice of Positive Discipline in Egypt

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When it comes to the ever-changing, and intricately complex minefield that is parenthood, there are so many trends these days that it can be daunting to try and sort through the veritable maze of information out there. One school of thought says, just follow your instincts. Another advocates the “old ways” enshrined in a language…

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MEET the Serageldin Sisters: 3 Smart Women Who Made Successful Careers out of Food and Fitness

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It is rare to find three sisters who are as different from each other and yet similar in so many ways as are Nada, Noha and Hala Serageldin. Having grown up around food, as Noha Serageldin (creator of the wildly popular, Australian-based food blog, “Matters of the Belly”) wrote, “In our Egyptian household, … it…

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MEET Rola Moemen: The Amazing Mother of a Challenged Child and Woman on a Mission to Destigmatize Children With Special Needs in Egypt

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As I was listening to Rola Moemen, a chemistry high school teacher, tell the story of her daughter, Tala, the word “grace” came to mind. Composed and elegant, speaking in solemn tones, she told us of her journey through fire. This is the story of grace born out of suffering and the quiet strength forged…

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Mothers Are Urging Uber & Careem for Better-Equipped Cars for Their Children’s Safety

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Compared to other cities, Cairo is not much of a mother-friendly or child-friendly city. The lack of parks and open spaces for children to run around in; the lack of baby changing facilities and ramps for strollers in restaurants and other public places; the pollution and relentless urban sprawl coupled with garbage strewn on the…

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Watch How This Brand Nailed Their Influencer Social Media Marketing Campaign

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In the last few years, the term “influencers” has gained traction and become a buzzword in today’s social media-obsessed culture. The very word implies their reach and sway over a great number of people. It is not just reflected in the number of followers on their Instagram accounts but also in their collaborations with big…

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