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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140 Characters

Silence is the sea, and speech is like the river. The sea is seeking you: don’t seek the river. Don’t turn your head away from the signs offered by the sea. Maulana Rumi I have been a booster of social media for a while now. Websites like Facebook and Twitter are not without their flaws, […]

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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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Conquering the New World

And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in […]

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Answering Islamic Reform

And the servants of the Beneficent Allah are they who walk on the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them, they say: Peace. Surat Al-Furqan [25:63] If I went through the laundry list of false criticisms and lies spread about the religion of Islam by the West, my body of literature would put Isaac […]

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