I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

by Marwa Khalifa

This piece of cloth I wear every single day on my head is what defines me, it is what tells others who I am and what my beliefs are. The hijab is about modernity and modesty. I was really scared, scared of not being able to commit to it. I was scared because I travel a […]

What You Need to Do If You’re Homesick in London

What You Need to Do If You’re Homesick in London

Whether it’s for a whole year or just an hour, we’ve all missed home at some point when living or traveling abroad. The za7ma (traffic), the pollution, the food, the love, the noise, it’s astonishing what you find yourself missing the most about home.   What’s even more shocking are the symptoms that come as […]

Please Stop Showering Everyone’s Timeline with Unwanted Judgement

Please Stop Showering Everyone’s Timeline with Unwanted Judgement

by Mohamed Rashed & Rana Elhawary

Responsible citizens are taking it upon themselves to end the so-called indecencies plaguing Egyptian society. Indeed, our Facebook timelines have become flooded with posts that criticize “the alarming state of immorality” that our society has reached.   Such citizens have taken as evidence of this immorality everything pertaining to Sahel. From criticizing revealing swimsuits, to […]

8 Ramadan Habits We Need to Start Kicking off Soon

8 Ramadan Habits We Need to Start Kicking off Soon

With Eid here, we are still finding it extremely hard to kick away some things that we have gotten used to during Ramadan. Because we feel your pain, here is a list of such things.     1 – Eating a meal at 2 am     The holy month has made us think it […]

I Cannot Afford Any Eid Clothes This Year and It’s Not Okay

I Cannot Afford Any Eid Clothes This Year and It’s Not Okay

by Rana Awadalla

  After a long month of fasting, prayers and self-reflection, the long awaited Eid Al Fitr finally arrives and we become more than thrilled to light up the streets with bomb w sawaree5 (fireworks), stuff our faces with all the ka7k we can find and show off all the new goodies we bought.   As a […]

Absolutely Awful Relationship Advice That You Should Always Ignore

Absolutely Awful Relationship Advice That You Should Always Ignore

by Rana Awadalla

Fighting is healthy in a relationship, but when couples go through a rough patch they tend to listen to anyone willing to tell them what they want to hear. Unfortunately, what they want to hear is not necessarily what should apply. This often results in them making decisions that they come to regret later.   […]

How Us Arabs Use Philosophy in Our Everyday Lives Without Even Knowing

How Us Arabs Use Philosophy in Our Everyday Lives Without Even Knowing

  Most people assume that philosophy is quite a boring topic, and yes, I get why they would think that. But as a philosophy enthusiast, I can tell you that it really isn’t as boring as some might think. In fact, I’d like to prove that we use philosophy in our everyday lives, but we […]

What You Missed from TEDxIMT Dubai 2017

What You Missed from TEDxIMT Dubai 2017

#AScoopOfEvents: We are proud to be sponsoring and supporting @tedximtdubai today on their third season of talks. Stay tuned for all the inspiration as this year’s theme is #WhereMagicHappens. #tedximtdubai #Dubai #UAE A post shared by Scoop Empire (@scoopempire) on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:24pm PST   We were honored to take part in celebrating […]

What They Don’t Tell You About Traveling Abroad and Leaving Your Hometown

What They Don’t Tell You About Traveling Abroad and Leaving Your Hometown

by Caroline Gergis

  Do it! Save some cash, fill in and send that application, pay the fees, do the paperwork, wait in line in multiple governmental institutions, wait and wait some more, email the embassy and  get called for an interview. Congratulations! You are now eligible to travel to your dream destination.   Netherlands? Santorini? Bali? You […]

Here’s Why You Really Need a Reverse Bucket List

Here’s Why You Really Need a Reverse Bucket List

By Shereen Ashraf

  People usually talk about how bucket lists are inspiring because they push you to do things you never thought you could do, but have you ever thought about how more inspiring a reverse bucket list could be? What’s that? Well, instead of writing the things you want to do, you write down the things […]