بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Of the many things I have come to recycle from my Catholic upbringing, I can say the Beatitudes (Latin for “blessings”) and the Sermon on the Mount resonant with me the most now that I am a Muslim. The Sermon … Continue reading The Beatitudes
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Thanksgiving is here. Like most holidays in Gregorian calendar (and the lunar calendar), it crept up on me this year. It seems like we just pasted Halloween not so long ago, and now we’re already near the end of November. … Continue reading The Anatomy of Loss
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful I’m a big fan of the martial arts, so much so you might even call me a martial arts enthusiast. The physical and mental discipline required of its practitioners coupled with lessons in patience, forbearance, and perseverance are grounds … Continue reading Capoeira Vai
“…for the time being I gave up writing~there is already too much truth in the world~an over-production which apparently cannot which be consumed!” ~Otto Rank, taken from Ernest Becker‘s book The Denial of Death بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful This entry is written in the … Continue reading Knowledge as a Commodity?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful A few weeks ago, while browsing through the internet, I came across a lecture on the Lamp Post Productions website given by a renowned scholar of Muslim law and theology, a personal hero of mine, Dr. Sherman Abdul-Hakim Jackson, entitled … Continue reading The Physiology of a False God: White Supremacy
“But every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way and never again. That is why every man’s story is important, eternal, sacred; that is why every man, as long as he … Continue reading Intersection of the World’s Phenomena