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Ya Fattah, Ya Salaam

For a variety of reasons, some rooted within my messy relationship with baba during my teenage years, others rooted in painfully challenging situations with men, I often struggled with trust….

Christmas trees adrift…

The early years after my parents fell out of love with one another and divorced, I didn’t much act out against my mother. One way I did act out is…

Roots

I recently wrote something, of which the following is a small bit. I never made it public because it felt too raw and because I was arguing with myself while…

Of Hunnam (a.k.a. What makes a man sexy?)

I recently purchased for the first time ever, Men’s Fitness magazine. Coincidentally, this was the cover: If you have been reading me long enough, you know I have two types:…

Day no.2, Ramadan

“…and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have…

On the 1st day of Ramadan

O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for God, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart…

Catholicism and The New Sin

Did you hear? The Catholic Church has issued a new list of sins. No offense to each and every one of you beautiful and wonderful Catholics (with whom I would…

In response to the notion

that believing in God is the first step to becoming a killer, en masse. I would add: on many levels, this particular line of thinking seems the natural route for…

Belief vs. Proof

I’ve recently learned not to confuse the two when thinking about God. In so far as the way we define “proof”, there is none for His existence. Perhaps more importantly…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I’ve been having the most interesting and wonderful exchange with someone who was once a very important part of my life quite nearly 10 years back. When we met, he…

Unsolicited Call

I received an unsolicited call from a someone who I’ve not spoken with in a little under two years. The call left me thinking about how quickly time passes and…

Stop. Read. Think.

.1. Please meet my new hero: Roy Bailey. In light of Rushdie’s Knightedness, this is quite appropriate. .2. To the person who coined the phrase: “There is no such thing…

Two strong recommendations

.1. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Recommended by Katie (thank you) and a luxury to read. I can’t actually describe this book, per se, but rather merely communicate…

Iman (Faith) on this day

Before beginning I would like to let everyone know that my dear friend Sami (who lives here) has ventured out in business. Wish him well, please. Mwafa2a inshallah ya Sami;…