DUNGAREES: casual or work pants made from a denim-type fabric

Young builder in a hardhat and dungarees standing on an outdoor building site checking on order or contract

Today we call them jeans and they are a fashion item.   You can buy them in J.C. Penney’s or you can go to fashion shops in New York City (like 3×1)  and pay ten times the Penney price. We used to wear dungarees (now called jeans) because they were cheap, sturdy, and anything but fashionable.   […]

PURDAH [PUR-duh]: the seclusion of women from the sight of men or strangers, practiced by some Muslims and Hindus.

The more we in the non-Islamic world can learn about the traditions and practices of Islam the better.  We have been raised, for the most part, in a culture of ignorance about the religion, and are vulnerable to teachings which are biased and dangerous. One such example came to me in viewing the film, Zero […]