The Passing of Ali Banat

If you don't know who Ali Banat is, he was an Aussie Muslim who was diagnosed with cancer. Upon getting his diagnosos he made a complete lifestyle change and began living for charity. Here is his story in his own words. This video is from 2015. ON Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018, Brother Ali passed... Continue Reading →

Revert’s Ramadan: Parts 1 & 2

If you haven't had a chance to check out my video series on how to get through Ramadan as a revert to Islam, here are the first two installments. There are more to come. Stay tuned for more videos and blog posts on Ramadan from a revert's perspective.  If you have any questions or subjects... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Mubarak!!!

Everybody should follow the ruling of their local masjid when it comes to the moon sighting, but whether you begin fasting on Wednesday or Thursday I wanted to wish you all a blessed and productive Ramadan. Remember those who are suffering all over the world, from Palestine to Oakland. Oh Allah, ease the pain of... Continue Reading →

Dear Ramadan;

]I want so desperately to welcome you with open arms and a joyful heart. I want to approach you with the excitement and anticipation that you deserve. But I can't. My heart is too heavy. My woes too deep. My faith too small.  This year I limp towards you broken and bleeding, unsure that any... Continue Reading →

Wakanda, Islam, and This Moment in Time

When Prophet Muhammad began to spread the message of Islam he didn't see himself or his community of believers as separate from the Arab culture that they inhabited. They belonged. They didn't disavow their lineage or minimalize their culture. Instead, they dedicated themselves to the advancement of a set of values that could be transferred from one culture... Continue Reading →

Six Months Until Ramadan

We are officially six months away from the holiest time of the year for the Muslim world. And by the "Muslim world" I mean the world because we are everywhere people! Ramadan. And so I am doing what any busy mompreneur with a distinct lazy streak would do. I'm starting to prepare NOW. Yup, six months... Continue Reading →

October 4: Revivalism is DANGEROUS

For those of you who don't know what a revival is, let me begin with some video.  In short, a revival is an event that usually takes place over a series of days (sometimes in a tent, church, rented hall etc.) where charismatic preachers come and attempt to "revive" the call to religion among the... Continue Reading →

Hollowed v. Hallowed

The debate about the legitimacy of kneeling during the National Anthem at the start of NFL games is still raging a week after the Orange Menace first called the men who participated in the protest "sons of bitches". If you are asking for my opinion on it, here it is. Kneeling during the anthem is... Continue Reading →

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