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  • Ramadan Special (Days 2-4): Circles of Positivity

    In an authentic Hadith, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:  “Man is influenced by the faith of his friends. Therefore, be careful of whom you associate with.” One of the distinct features of Ramadan that I have come to love is the feeling of camaraderie, of being one anther’s keeper and of going out of ones way …

  • Ramadan Special (Day 1): Beyond Peace

    Ramadan Kareem! The Holy month is here again, and started on August 1 for most of the world. This year’s Ramadan is significant for me in a number of ways. Numero uno, it’s my first Ramadan in 6 years with my entire family in Ghana! And by family I mean nuclear family. Previous Ramadans were …

  • 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, …

  • Ramadan Special (Days 2-7): Let Go and Let God

    Before I start, just a quick ‘thank you’ to Moi for reminding me that I even intended to share my Ramadan experience/lessons on here. Like you said, God sometimes speaks through people :) Okay, back to the scheduled program. Days two through five of Ramadan have been filled with so many lessons, I’m surprised I …

  • Poetry/Prose – Paralysis: Mannequin on Fashion Ave.

     Inspired by a condominium of thoughts, and stylistically influenced by my interpretation of Regina Spektor’s “Eet” They call it an outer body experience. And they’re right, that’s exactly what it is. It’s like floating out in the universe, and watching the earth chug along on its axis. Like planning a speech to the very last …