Let’s start this conversation one hundred percent honest. I am always wary of Imams, Sheikhs, Scholars, etc. Muslims are always shocked when I say I don’t go to a specific masjid and I don’t follow a particular scholar. But it’s the truth. In my years of being Muslim, I can name on one hand the … More We Need to Come Clean About Leadership in the Ummah
I am tired of holding my breath. Not breathing. Of praying Before I click on links. I’m tired whispering “Please don’t let it be one of us” Sighing gratefully when it isn’t Sighing stress filled when it is. Every time there is a major shooting, nay, a terrorist attack, I have to literally make dua’a. … More After the Vegas Attack; I Am Living Life like a Straight White Christian Man
I recently read an article on The Tempest titled, “I never thought I’d have to get an abortion as a Muslim woman- until the day I did”. The article physically hurt me. Reading this poor girl’s story, was one I wasn’t prepared for. I can’t imagine what the comment section looks like on that post. … More She Had to Have an Abortion, but I Won’t Let It Happen to You.
It has been about two weeks since I was in Philly for the Muslim Wellness Foundation: Black Muslim Psychology Conference. I have battled with my self as to how I wanted to write this. Do I write a love letter; thanking Sister Kameelah, and all the others who put together this conference? Do I do … More In the Warm Arms of Blackness: How I Found Healing at BMPC 2017
I thought we were done with these. I didn’t say anything last time but apparently, this is a thing now. Let me start off by saying I don’t know Mona Haydar. I’m not talking about her character or who she is; but I am talking about her videos. I will never like the videos of … More I’m Never Going to like Mona Haydar’s “Rapping” Videos and You Can’t Make Me
I want to start this post out with a “Thank you” to my sis Zewdy for agreeing to do this interview. It took a little while for me to get this together with the happenings of life; but she was so accommodating of me and my craziness. The answers given are all her own words, … More “I Got on My Knees and Cried” One Woman’s Journey from Agnostic to the Nation.
Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept all of your fasts and prayers from the month of Ramadan Insha’Allah. I haven’t posted much for the month of Ramadan because of how intense the month becomes. But while I haven’t been posting; I have been working. I’m preparing for my next blog pieces already. This post is a … More They Are My Sisters in the Deen; and Yours Too.