Anchored by Faith, I Rise

I came to Islam in 1993, influenced by  social consciousness in Hip Hop.  Artists like Rakim, Sista Souljah, and Public Enemy, all of whom who were popularizing Islam, nudged me closer to the faith through their lyrics.  I watched Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (1992) one year before my conversion, and soon after…

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The Ramadan of My Discontent

How To Ramadan:  Strategize a game plan to rack up the spiritual highs. Break it up in three ten-day segments.  First find mercy. Abstain from food and drink for 17 hours. Make your prayers – and on time.  Next, seek forgiveness. Think about where you will be making Taraweeh prayers….

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