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A Reflection on Patriotism

On this day, I choose to reflect upon what it means to navigate the increasingly muddied waters of patriotism and nationalism. I choose to reflect upon the idea that authentic patriotism ensures that it is our deep-rooted obligation to speak out against injustice. To do otherwise would be complacency and arrogance. Given the global political…

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Spreading the Message in Mecca

Muhammad (SAW) began to meditate in the cave of Mount Hira to escape the corruption of Mecca and dwell on the deepest questions of life to which he could not seem to find answers. It is well known that he spent the entire month of Ramadan at this familiar retreat. It was then, in the…

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Stopping Hypocrisy

We live in the time where righteousness is difficult to encounter. While we might be surrounded by those who proclaim their love for Allah (SWT) and His Messenger (SAW), the diseases – treachery, hypocrisy, injustice, etc. – are rampant in our communities. Why are our people inflicted with infections when we have the cure in…