A City Upon a Hill

  He who follows a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make the path of Paradise easy to him. The angels lower their wings over the seeker of knowledge, being pleased with what he does. The inhabitants of the heavens and the earth and even the fish in the depth of the oceans seek […]

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Pigs

  Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass There was a time in my life when I wanted to grow up […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 9

  Democracy is in the blood of Musalmans, who look upon complete equality of manhood [mankind]…[and] believe in fraternity, equality and liberty. Muhammad Ali Jinnah After staying away from politics for a long time, I’ve reinvested myself into that arena of late. In high school and the first years of college, I was quite politically […]

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Opiate of the Masses

He breathed fresh life in Adam’s weary bones, Redeemed the slave from bondage, set him free. His birth was mortal to the ancient world, Death to the temples of idolatry. Freedom was born out of his holy heart; His vineyard flowed with that delightful wine. The world’s new age, its hundred lamps ablaze, Opened its […]

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Goodbye Gordon Gekko

We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of […]

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‘Act’ivism

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to attune myself to the heartbeat of the global Muslim community (the Ummah). I was never completely severed from it – that would be impossible. Being born into it, I have been immersed into certain social […]

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