My Religion, and My Father

Originally Posted at Love, Inshallah. I was on a conference call one evening last week when my call waiting beeped at me. It took me a few seconds to recognize the number since I only see that area code a…

On the Recent Uptick of Online Hate Toward Muslims

On the Recent Uptick of Online Hate Toward Muslims

I’ve spent the last week on the internet dealing with increased hate and vitriol toward Muslims. Let me be clear: I am an excellent human being. I work hard at it. (This wasn’t always so!) One of the things that…

Radio Azad Interview | Social Media | December 21, 2016

Radio Azad Interview | Social Media | December 21, 2016

Feelings.

Feelings.

I’ve got some feelings. Feelings that I don’t want to argue about or debate. I just want to share. Feel free to share your feelings, too. 1. I am feeling betrayed by both Democratic and Republican political leadership for being…

What are YOU going to DO?

What are YOU going to DO?

A week after the election I went to a community meeting that was convened by a local non-profit. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together a diverse crowd and discuss how to be good allies. It was a…

2017: Here's What I'm Going to Do

2017: Here’s What I’m Going to Do

Here’s What I’m Going to Do: I’ve been thinking a lot the past three weeks about what I can do as we go forward into 2017. Things look bleak, to be sure. Right now the incoming presidential administration has made…

Jummah Reflection: Progress Means Looking Forward, Not Digging Up Dirt From The Past

Jummah Reflection: Progress Means Looking Forward, Not Digging Up Dirt From The Past

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF Every once in a while I go through these periods where my psyche pulls up all kinds of random incidents and memories from my entire 42 years and presents them to me at odd times….