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Encased in a Dead Body

Arif Kabir
Apr 2 · 12 min read

It was a difficult day. My wife and I left weekend school early to attend the funeral prayer and burial of a community member’s father. I...

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Helping My Forgotten Family

Sumaiyah Khan
Mar 24 · 9 min read

I sat in the car, wringing my hands. When my mother in law mentioned that she was coming to do this, I had jumped at it, thinking of it as...

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Discovering (I Knew Nothing of) the Black Experience

Arif Kabir
Dec 29, 2016 · 8 min read

How much do I really know about the black experience? I am of Bangladeshi descent, but I grew up in a black-majority county and went to...

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There Were Four

MYM Staff
MYM Staff
Sep 12, 2013 · 3 min read

Written by Arif Kabir, Fatimah Waseem, Muhtasham Sifaat, and Sabera Akhter. At the break of dawn must four song sparrows learn to fly, So...

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Qualities of a Hafidh

Arif Kabir
Mar 22, 2010 · 11 min read

“Come in”, Shaykh Haroon Baqai said. I walked in slowly, shaking from head to toe. I had only applied for the Hifzh School a...

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