Inside Islam

  • 2011: The “No-Resolution” Year

    To say that the new year rushed in is an understatement. I woke up one morning on Dec. 18 and the next thing I knew, it was 2011. Sure, being engrossed in the Young Women’s Knowledge and Leadership Institute (YOWLI) probably had something to do with my lack of awareness of time and space, but …

  • Picker Upper (Inspiration): The Last Sermon

    So, today’s a special day in the Islamic Calendar. It’s the day of Arafat – a day when all the Hajj pilgrims descend upon Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia under a state of “Ihram” (purity) and commune one on one with Allah. It’s an open doorway to the heavenly chamber where gratitude, asking for forgiveness, …