Service for Humanity: My Experience in Baton Rouge

“That’s the house about a quarter mile straight ahead, and that’s actually their car right there.” I looked to my right, as we got...

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Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 2

Continued from Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1 That’s my cue. Tucking my gum into the corner of my mouth to save for later, I step out...

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Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1

“It’s Afra,” she says wearily. “My name is Afra. Your name is Khawlah. It’s not hard to call people by their names you know. And...

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Where Will You Turn?

When the going gets rough, where will you turn? When inside the chest you have a sensation that burns And a myriad of enemies attack you so...

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Makkah: The Kingdom of Hearts

“Indeed, there is in the body a morsel of flesh, if it is sound and wholesome, then the whole body will be sound and wholesome and if it...

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The Autobiography

I don’t want to get caught up in details, but details make me, me It’s an interesting thing when you see a dead man be Walked on a...

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Are We Making Halal Bacon Haram? | The Need to Understand

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” (Al-Tirmidhi) When I was younger, one of my cousins told me that saying the...

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Tell My Friends I Miss Them

Why am I empty Of men who pledge loyalty To their Lord, the Most High? Where are my friends, where are they? Please, where are you, show...

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Where’s the Baby?

This piece has been co-authored by my wife, Safa Munim. The questions began just a few weeks into our marriage. Whenever I attended the...

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Delving Through Layers of Sabr

It’s all a vivid memory. I remember those sunny afternoons filled with young, bright laughter and the arms that raised me and my cousins...

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