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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‘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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Ki Jaanan Main Kaun

I wrote this poem having been inspired by Bulleh Shah’s 18th century poem “Bulla, Ki Jaanan Main Kaun?”. Bulleh Shah was a Punjabi Sufi poet and philosopher, who was born in the late 17th century. Little about his life is known outside of fables and stories, but his poetry is his most enduring legacy. I’ve […]

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