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We Are All Slaves of Allah | Podcast

Once, while in class at college, an Arab girl I was sitting next to said quite loudly to another, “Hey, give this paper to the ‘abdah” referring to a black girl in the class. I wondered if she was even aware of what she was saying in English. Did she think that ‘abdah...

Is Your Shroud in the Marketplace | Hena Zuberi

“O Friend, the cloth from which your burial shroud will be cut may have already reached the market and you remain unaware.” Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s words ran through my mind, as I left the funeral home and drove to the halal meat shop today… The post Is Your...

The Culture Debt of Islamic Institutions

Our community institutions are in debt – cultural debt. And the bill is due. There are major consequences when the bill comes due on a debt you owe. Personal debt can lead to bankruptcy or foreclosure and the loss of your home. If paid off before the bill comes...

Death In A Valley Town, Part 3 – A Fighter And A Thief

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus Zombies Zombies were overrunning the world. Yahya was trying to hold his own, but it was hard. Hitting them in the head,...

The New Scramble For Africa

Africa is a blessed continent with resources and biodiversity that would impress anyone. Africa’s history in Islam (while neglected) played a major role, it was home to the first country to welcome the Muslims and allow them to practice freely. After the spread...