Nadia Atassi

Nadia Atassi
Nadia studied at Valparaiso University in Indiana, majoring in English and minoring in International Relations. Nadia plans on working as a civil rights lawyer in the future.

The Science of Fasting

Every year, Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset for one month. This is done for many reasons, mostly religious, but there is also a practical aspect to fasting.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar,  a lunar-based calendar that Muslims use to observe religious holidays. Fasting during Ramadan is one of...

How the “tool of oppression” liberates the slave

Uneducated. Oppressed. Brainwashed. Slave.Everyone has an opinion. Everyone thinks they are entitled to an opinion, no matter how wrong it is.Freedom of speech is great, and I for one am a strong proponent of it, but there are some people who need to be reminded of the freedom not to speak- especially those people who voice opinions about Muslim women as...

Democracy and Sharia Law: mutually exclusive or mutually misunderstood?

Sharia Law. The antithesis of good; the epitome of evil; the way of life that Muslims bring to the western world with the intention of undermining the democratic institution and beheading the infidels who dare to defy the Islamic way.Or, the scapegoat used by every ignorant Islamophobe when something terrible and inexplicable happens, even when Sharia Law is completely...

The relevance of Islam: Increasing the influence of Islam on university campuses

Every semester, students are asked to fill out course evaluations in which they give their professors feedback on their teaching and the course in general. This last semester, I took a class on the Christian Tradition, and on the very first day of class, my professor told us something that I later heard students say over and over again....




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