It’s time to get an oil change. Let’s try this place, right near my apartment. The man opens the garage door, and I pull in. Wow, he’s staring at me. His name is Mike, according to his shirt. I wonder what he’s thinking. Is he going to say something about Paris? I’ve been getting a… More A Day in the Life…
Assalaamu alaikum everyone! Men, if you’re easily embarrassed, now is a good time to stop reading. I’ll give you a hint about the topic of this post: women have a menstrual cycle. Now, this is a post about my reflections and subjective opinion. I write this with the intention to say what I feel, personally,… More Pulling Out the Prayer Dress
Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish (i.e. don’t punish them). (Surat Al-A’raf 7:199) The past few days have been hard on everyone surrounding me. My Muslim friends across the globe are hurt by the islamophobia that is spread rapidly following any terror attack. Our Syrian brothers and sisters in… More Turn Away from the Foolish
11/12/2015. ISIS attacks kill 60+ in Beirut, Lebanon. News media is in a frenzy, social media hashtags are trending to show that “We Are Beirut”. An outpouring of anger over these deaths is ringing out, and Muslims across the Western world are on their knees begging for forgiveness and not to be held responsible for… More Paris and Beirut
I attended a lecture the other day in which the presenter showed a diagram of a piece of sushi, and claimed that this is the “commonly known Su-Shi Muslim concept”. He went on to analyze the piece of sushi, saying that the inner core is (a specific sector of) Islam, the middle rice is the… More The Su-Shi Muslim
I’m going to continue on the introduction theme just for a little longer, so that you all can see where my perspective is grounded. I’ll use this post to answer the first, general questions: Yes, I was born in the U.S. (in fact, I’m the 5th generation here). Yes, I am a convert. No, I… More Life is a Journey, Not a Destination…
Assalaamu alaikum everyone! I’m starting this blog in order to provide everyone a small corner of the internet in which to listen, learn, and understand the life of an American Muslim through my personal experiences, thoughts, and perceptions. I don’t want to bore anyone with a long introductory post, so the main idea I want… More What’s in a name?