We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves. Blaise Pascal I haven’t felt like writing in a while. In part, its because it’s summertime. When the snow melts in Montreal, the city comes […]

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What Are You?

O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted. Surat Al-Hujarat [49:13] I grew up in a multicultural […]

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Come and be Love’s willing slave, for Love’s slavery will save you. Forsake the slavery of this world and take up Love’s sweet service. The free, the world enslaves, but to slaves Love grants freedom. – Maulana Rumi Despite being a major world religion, civilization, culture, and philosophy for over 1400 years, Islam in the […]

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House of Andalusia

  …To Cordoba belong all the beauty and ornaments that delight the eye or dazzle the sight. Her long line of Sultans form her crown of glory; her necklace is strung with the pearls which her poets have gathered from the ocean of language; her dress is of the banners of learning, well-knit together by […]

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