Rehumanizing the Ummah

  Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of […]

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Tears of a Hero

  The best way out is always through. Robert Frost A boy always grows up believing that his father is nothing short of Superman. That’s how I always saw my dad. That’s how I still see him. As I’ve grown older, though, the reasons why he remains my hero have changed. As a kid, I […]

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Generation ?

“His wife spotted the danger in our resolutely bohemian ways. “You have only one year left before you qualify as a doctor and yet you’re going away? You have no idea when you’ll be back? But why?” We couldn’t give precise answers to her desperate questions and this horrified her…” Ernesto “Che” Guevara, The Motorcycle […]

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Bismillah

The Merciful shows mercy to those merciful. Have mercy to those on earth, and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) On nights like tonight, I am especially in awe of God. In Islam, one usually commences all things with the basmala phrase: Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim. […]

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The Human Family

  True Islam taught me that it takes all of the religious, political, economic, psychological, and racial ingredients, or characteristics, to make the Human Family and the Human Society complete. Malcolm X There is an aspect of Islam that I have loved even in my most unfaithful days. I used to hate going to the […]

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