Hayya Alal Falah

Whoever knocks persistently, ends by entering. Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA) My journey in faith and Islam has been a challenging one. By nature, I’m the type of person to be skeptical of what others tell me. I’m curious and contemplative, but I’m far from a blind adherent to any ideological stance. To commit myself […]

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Ramadan Resolutions

  However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? Gautama Buddha Ramadan has always been and felt like a special time. Growing up in Quebec, there really wasn’t much ado about any religious holidays other than Christmas and Easter […]

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A Heretical Mind

  The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man’s image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men […]

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A Man’s World

The Prophet said that women totally dominate men of intellect and possessors of hearts. But ignorant men dominate women, for they are shackled by an animal ferocity. They have no kindness, gentleness or love, since animality dominates their nature. Love and kindness are human attributes; anger and sensuality belong to the animals. She is the […]

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Deciding on Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. 14th Dalai Lama I feel fortunate that at a relatively young age, I came to the realization that I needed to stop searching for happiness and finally just decide to be happy. Its one of the great lies that our society feeds us […]

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Between: Part IV

Find Part III of the “Between” series here I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion — against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas. Johnny Cash […]

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My Jihad

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; […]

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