‎”A people thus handicapped ought not to be asked to race with the world, but rather allowed to give all its time and thought to its own social problems.” ~W.E.B DuBois, “The Souls of Black Folk” With the housing market collapse and recession, we can see the perduring effects of historic discrimination manifest into border society as … Continue reading Rifts

The Hidden Sweetness

There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire. The fog clears, and new energy makes you run up the … Continue reading The Hidden Sweetness

10 Things Some Feel Are “Normal” Questions to Ask Muslims (via Maha Muslimah)

So, a friend of mine wrote this, and I felt compelled to share it. I find it both insightful and absolutely hilarious! Here’s to being a mirror in which to view the absurd. The biggest WTF Questions that are pretty invasive and absurd, but asked as if perfectly “normal”. Let’s see how they sound if … Continue reading 10 Things Some Feel Are “Normal” Questions to Ask Muslims (via Maha Muslimah)

Ramadan Is Nigh

O YOU who have attained to faith! Fasting is ordained for you as it was ordained for those before you, so that you might remain conscious of God.  [2:183] The holy month of Ramadan is nigh, encroaching at the speed of light. The hilal – the crescent moon, the image which has become so symbolic … Continue reading Ramadan Is Nigh