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British Muslims to the World: We are Happy

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Muslims. Dance-off. I didn't think I'd live to see those two things juxtaposed. But what's happening on both sides of the Atlantic seems to be just that. After release of the notorious 'Somewhere in America' by a group of hipsters (called Mipsters featuring all women) , the Brits have come out with their own rendition of Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'.  And ... Read More »

Hassan’s Tale | Part 1 – The Mountain is a Muslim

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Hassan believed in his heart that forgiveness was the key to every happiness. It opened your lungs so you could breathe, and released your heart like a bird from a cage. Resentment, on the other hand, tightened your chest and narrowed your vision. It made your world smaller, and shrunk your capacity to love. Read More »

Dispatch Wizard | Part 4 – Starship Hassan

Alice was too nervous to eat, but she made a cheese sandwich with tomato and lettuce for Mr. Saleh and watched him wolf it down. She wondered how long it had been since he’d eaten.

Alice was too nervous to eat, but she made a cheese sandwich with tomato and lettuce for Mr. Saleh and watched him wolf it down. She wondered how long it had been since he’d eaten. Read More »

Taking A Closer Look At Arabic Calligraphy

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Understanding the history of each script and how Arabic calligraphy evolved over the history of the Islamic Empire can expand our visual experience beyond the beautiful glyphs and forms. Read More »

Dispatch Wizard | Part 3 – Do it for Love

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The man on the floor stared up in obvious fright at the three strangers standing before him. He clutched his green backpack tightly and reached into it, bringing forth a folded buck knife. Read More »

An Interview with British Muslim Author Ibn Adam

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It presents the stories of Masud Khan, Rizwan Kareem and David Eubanks; three teenagers from different backgrounds whose lives are inexplicably connected. Read More »

Dispatch Wizard | Part 2 – One Day at a Time

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Muhammad leaned down beside the homeless man. The dog growled, and Muhammad pulled back, startled. The man woke and eyed Muhammad, who held the money out like a peace offering. "For you and your dog," he said. Read More »

Dispatch Wizard | Part 1 – The Funny Brother

Muhammad normally looked forward to Tu-Lan nights, for one thing because the food was so good. On this night, however, he ate slowly.

This story is a sequel to “Kill the Courier”. Read More »

Kill the Courier | Part 5 – Is it Other Than Allah That You Fear?

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He removed his windbreaker - the left sleeve was badly torn - and stripped off his blood-soaked t-shirt. He held his arm over the sink as blood poured from the wound, staining the sink red. His exposed skin broke into goosebumps and he began to shiver violently, his teeth chattering. Read More »

Kill the Courier|Part 4 – The Sharpest Blade Ever Made

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There was an ayah from Surat an-Nahl, the Chapter of the Bee in the Quran, that had been running through his head lately: “Afaghayrullahi-tattaqun?” Is it other than Allah that you fear? No, Ya Allah, he thought. Only You. Read More »

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