On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with them both), he relates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) once held my shoulders and said: “Live in this world as (if you are) a wayfarer or a stranger.” And Abdullah ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with them both) used to … Continue reading Being as the Wayfarer: A Question of Balance
“God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus … Continue reading A Muslim Perspective on the Serenity Prayer
Here’s a piece of what I’ve been working on. It’s part of the first chapter of a novel I started writing while I was taking care of my mother when she was sick. I still need to do some more research, but I think there’s potential in this story. My aim is to be better … Continue reading The Pariah and Ashes
Let’s face it. Let’s be real here. There’s a serious need for Muslim(ah) writers, artisans, musicians, and media personalities. “But Anthony,” some may say, “music is haram!” Or others may say, “But Anthony, there’s little money to be made in the arts. Why do that when I can be a doctor or an engineer or … Continue reading Can I Please Get a Muslim(ah) Stephenie Meyer?
I’m a HUGE fan of Batman, even before the Christopher Nolan movies, which are freakin’ awesome. The Dark Knight has ALWAYS been my favorite DC superhero. (Nightcrawler, the demonic-looking, teleporting Catholic, from X-Men takes the mantle on the Marvel side for me). So when I caught wind that the Batman Inc. incorporated an Algerian Muslim … Continue reading Nightrunner: the Algerian Batman of France