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Baba, The Quran and Me

“When we were young, every Ramadan, we had to complete one recitation of the Quran because my dad made us. There was no question of not completing it. It’s just what we did.” Sitting together with...
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Walking Without Seeing the Path

I have often found myself at the crossroads. The greatest decisions I've made in my life have been at the fork of the road, often with two distinct goals. While one road is well paved,  some of my loftier...
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You Don’t Matter. Our Image Does

‘And here is the tragedy. Muslims, African-Americans, and other oppressed groups learn that suffering is something they must endure “for the greater good.” So private abuses and traumas are kept quiet so...
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Drop the N-Word

        And do not insult one another and do not call each other by nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after faith. Qur'an 49:11   In late 2013, a...
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Who Is My Friend?

I don’t have an answer for you but I do have our own journey to share: When Beta was three or four years old, we were in the throes of diagnoses and delays and despair and du’as and the desperate...