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Book Review: The Golem and The Jinni

Surely, we’ve all heard stories of Jinn – those mythical creatures born of fire, about whom we know only enough to taunt our imaginations. I recall one young woman, years ago, who came to me crying about the jinn who had recently started terrorizing her in her bedroom. Surely, this was just her imagination, I thought to myself at first. Surely, she’s not actually talking about jinn. When she finished her account, tears pooled in her wide eyes, wet tracks down her cheeks, I surprised myself. I told her that if the jinn had been able to harm her, that…

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Eating Better during Ramadan

With Ramadan just around the corner, we prepare for a month of fasting, but also of feasting. Many Muslims, will receive offers to attend a number of Iftars – dinners where one breaks one’s fast – where copious amounts of food and drink will be served. These are often lavish affairs, boasting the best of cultural cuisine. The fact that Islam doesn’t  legislate how much we eat during Ramadan is what makes it possible for laypeople, and not just ascetics, to keep 19-hour fasts of no food and drink. Overeating and eating unhealthy foods is a common, modern, and global…

(c) Mahdia Chowdhury

Restaurant Review: Clive Burger

Clive Burger has been one of the places on my wish list. I had seen the place a million times as I walked through 17th Ave SW. The restaurant’s bright lights and patio overlook a busy street, it’s not easy to miss. When you walk into the restaurant it’s bright, clean, narrow but spacious. The walls in the back of the restaurant have cute cartoon drawings, similar to their logo. There seemed to be plenty of seating inside, while the patio seemed to be the popular place to sit. They have the usual burger options; hamburger, hamburger w/ cheese, double…