Category: CULTURE

The WAILI Scoop: How To Fit In At A Dearborn Funeral

Some day, my dear outsiders, you may have to pay your respects to Dearborn’s deceased. Dearborners are very dutiful in paying respects. Some can be so dutiful that it becomes a regular part of their Sunday afternoons. But it’s inspiring to see that this community has held on to that basic tenet of mutual respect. ...

The Burger Scoop: The Five Tastiest Halal Burgers In Town

Now, I’m no food critic, folks. I know nothing about the technicalities of burger-making, and my culinary expertise is limited to peeling an orange and flipping an egg …clumsily! But I do know one thing: I know a darn good burger when I taste one! And when Dearborners are out and about in search of ...

Is Dearborn A City or A Settlement?

What makes a city a city and not a settlement?! A bunch of people living in houses in a large place makes a settlement. In order for a settlement to become a city, things need to happen. A city is where humans build a network of services, activities, and relationships, paint it with culture, literature, ...

Quasimodo… you have nothing to worry about!…..

Years ago, on a cold snowy winter day, I recall randomly walking into a remote café, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, punch drunken by overwhelm and struck by emotion. I saw her, and she was beautiful. I made one mistake though ... I did not pay attention to where I was. Unlike James Blunt ...

City Coffee House … 10 Min Away

Living in Dearborn, is being 10 minutes away from many places, and 20 minutes away from even more interesting places. Don't forget that we live in the 13th largest Metropolitan area in North America, and 11th Largest in America. [Source] Well 10 minutes driving south on Southfield freeway will get you to Allen Park City ...

The Wedding Scoop: The Exclusive Rules of the Dearborn Wedding

I attended (yet another) Dearborn wedding last weekend, and in the process realized just how wildly unique these occasions truly are. Over the years, the Dearborn wedding culture has evolved into a beast of its own. Blending Middle Eastern and Arab-American traditions, Dearborn weddings have become a hashed hodge-podge of extravagant tedium. (Dearborners may find ...

Judge strongly tells attorney he can’t join halal class-action lawsuit

Press and Guide reported: By Joe Slezak Press & Guide Newspapers Twitter: @joeslezak1 She ordered Moughni to turn over a list of those who posted statements about the case, those who “liked” his post and all information in each response, including names and contact information. Macdonald also said she reserves the right to refer Moughni ...

Flip The Pages of Life

In life, we have to flip the pages, and sometimes we have to end a chapter and start a new chapter. The ability to do that is important to survive mentally. If you are not flipping pages or starting new chapters every once a while, then you are not moving .... You are staring at ...

Why Lebanese Love Their Raw Kibbeh And Where To Try It in Dearborn, Michigan

MAUREEN ABOOD wrote in NPR: Growing up, I never knew I was eating raw meat. Or maybe it was just that I didn't think "raw" was something worth noting. I simply knew that kibbeh nayeh was incredibly good. And so I was stunned by a recent spate of salmonella cases here in Michigan – home ...

Diary of a Dearborn Insider

Here are five reasons why living in Dearborn for as long as I have (going on 25 years) can become unbearable: Congested residential streets. Crazy driving and double-parked cars. Hawked-out cafes and the Hookah Epidemic. The stifling surplus of gas stations, barber shops, grocery stores, and halal meat markets. The WEDDINGS! …You know the rest. ...