The Fear

On the Day the sky is like molten brass and the mountains like tufts of colored wool. No good friend will ask about his friend even though they can see each other. An evildoer will wish he could ransom himself from the punishment of that Day, by means of his sons, or his wife or […]

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Au revoir!

 I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe. Maya Angelou Saying goodbye to home was more tearful than I expected. I […]

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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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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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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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The Whisperer

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; […]

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