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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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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Politics and Pina Coladas

    We live in interesting times. I’m constantly reading and trying to keep up to date with all of the world’s happenings. Getting to the heart of a matter and developing insights takes a great deal of time and thought. Once in a while, I like to get my thoughts written down. Here’s a […]

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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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Political Science

A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things. Thomas Carlyle I don’t know whether its fear or wisdom that has kept me from being anything more than a casual observer of political events. Perhaps its both. Perhaps fear and wisdom are synonymous in this case. The fear of the […]

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Submission

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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