Jummah Reflection: Personal Accountability

Jummah Reflection: Personal Accountability

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF! {Say: “Shall I seek a lord other than Allah, while He is the Lord of all things? No person earns any (sin) except against himself (only), and no bearer of burdens shall bear the…

Jummah Mubarak: Are You Right With God?

Jummah Mubarak: Are You Right With God?

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF! This week I’ve been thinking about how easy it is to build a case that supports my own ego and to justify the things I want to do using holy texts and ‘good intentions’….

Jummah Reflection: Mercy, Mercy Me.

Jummah Reflection: Mercy, Mercy Me.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom and Happy Cinco de Mayo! At the behest of a trusted spiritual guide, I have been spending a lot of time lately thinking about the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). “And We have…

Jummah Reflection: Celebrate Renewal

Jummah Reflection: Celebrate Renewal

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & Good Friday to you all. <3 There is no better time to fall in love with The Divine than during the springtime! The Qur’an repeatedly tells us that we can know God and derive great…

Jummah Reflection: Atoms and Stars

Jummah Reflection: Atoms and Stars

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I am thinking about the balance we must each strike between standing out in a leadership capacity while still remaining part of the fabric of humanity, and acknowledging how unextraordinary each of…

Jummah Reflection: Just Do It...With Good Intentions

Jummah Reflection: Just Do It…With Good Intentions

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF I recently complained to a friend that my ritual prayers (salah) feel uninspiring and robotic. Doing them out of obligation almost felt like a betrayal of my faith. He wisely suggested that I look…

Jummah Reflection: Pluralism, Diversity are Hard.

Jummah Reflection: Pluralism, Diversity are Hard.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF! This week I’ve been thinking a lot about pluralism. We all love the idea of pluralism… of a beautiful, diverse world where people live in harmony and find ways to overcome differences for the…

Jummah Reflection: It's Not About the Fucking System.

Jummah Reflection: It’s Not About the Fucking System.

Jummah Mubark, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. I understand why someone might sell all their crap and move to the beach to become a surfer. I’m pretty sure 90% of the human capital being spent right now in our society is…

Jummah Reflection: Inauguration Day

Jummah Reflection: Inauguration Day

Jummah Mubara, Shabbat Shalom and TGIF. Yesterday more than 20 Jewish Community Centers across the country had bomb threats called in to them. Yesterday, a “representative” of the people of Texas sent letters to Muslim communities throughout the state, asking…

Jummah Reflection: It's Not About You. Or Me.

Jummah Reflection: It’s Not About You. Or Me.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, & TGIF! This week I had a fascinating conversation with a friend (who happens to be a Rabbi). We talked about a lot of things, but one of the topics that came up was the subject…