This post was originally published on this siteSee the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Zaid Karim Private Investigator is a full length novel. Previous chapters: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter

This post was originally published on this siteBy Raja AbdulHaq At the peak of the Algerian resistance against French colonialism, colonial officials started adopting a new strategy to destroy the Algerian resistance from within, dubbed as Unveiling Algeria by Frantz Fanon. The aim was to see Algeria unveiled: to uncover the mystery behind Algerians’ willingness to sacrifice everything for liberation. Following what is today known as population-centric counterinsurgency, the objective

This post was originally published on this siteAmerican Professor Randy Pausch famously said, “When there’s an elephant in the room, introduce it.” So let’s talk about Nouman Ali Khan. If you don’t know who he is, don’t worry. Two million followers on Facebook do, as do hundreds of thousands of students who benefitted from Bayyinah Institute, one of the most well-respected Arabic Studies institutions in the United States. Nouman Ali

This post was originally published on this siteCan teshuvah – repentance, renewal, and return to God – change the past? In Parshat Haazinu (Deut. 32:1-32:52) Moses speaks to his spiritual community. You have lived a full life. You have seen God at work. Seen God challenge you, answer you, comfort you, sustain you. And you know a miracle when you see one. But a new generation is on its way. They

This post was originally published on this siteYour Rosh Hashanah ritual riddle: how are sweet fruit crumble and the liturgy of Unetaneh Tokef alike? I’m asking for a friend. For two academic friends, really. Lawrence Hoffman and Catherine Bell, who write about ritual. Lawrence Hoffman says that rituals structure time. Without rituals, life would be a series of moments. Mostly flat, but with some confusing fluctuations. Some ups, some downs,

This post was originally published on this siteSee the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Zaid Karim Private Investigator is a full length novel. Previous chapters: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 The front

This post was originally published on this siteBy Ismail Royer Last year, Christian conservatives were outraged when Wikileaks released documents revealing that a foundation linked to billionaire George Soros had invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in what the foundation described as a “long-term project of shifting the priorities of the US Catholic church” toward progressive causes and away from socially conservative positions. “It’s exciting to see this long-term process

This post was originally published on this siteTransitioning out of college can be challenging for many when it comes to finding a role in the community. After leaving college, MSA becomes a idea of the past, the overarching structure vanishes, and people are left without a roadmap to rejoin the community. No clear path exists for those seeking to be involved, and many alumni are introduced to the idea that

This post was originally published on this siteArakan Rohingya Union Narrative Report to OIC on the Situation in Northern Arakan/Rakhine State, Myanmar By Dr. Wakar Uddin, Director General, Arakan Rohingya Union On July 31, 2017, three members of a Rohingya family were reportedly murdered by a Buddhist Rakhine militia group while they were working on their family farm in Rathedaung township in Northern Arakan/Rakhine state. As a result, tension between Rohingya

This post was originally published on this siteOne day Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) left the home of his wife, Juwayreyyah bint Al-Hareth (may Allah be pleased by her), to go for salatul-Fajr, the dawn Prayer, while she was worshipping Allah in her designated prayer area at home. After several hours, during the time of Duha, in the forenoon, the Prophet (ﷺ) returned home and saw his wife Juwayreah remembering Allah in