To Jerusalem and Back:  Part II

Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim For the second part of my reflection on my trip to Jerusalem, I’ve decided to fulfill my promise to friends and family who have asked me to describe the sensory details of this place. While it should…

I performed my first Ramadan fast when I was 25 years old. I’d embraced Islam, spoke the words of the Shahada and learned my prayers with enthusiasm; but as the holy month drew closer on the calendar, I prepared for…

In California, a community clinic founded by Muslims and based on Islamic values is providing free healthcare to anyone who needs it. In Dallas, the first Muslim-founded shelter for domestic abuse survivors is providing first-class care to central Texas women…

To Jerusalem and Back: Part I

Last summer I watched Operation Protective Edge unfold from behind my computer screen with a growing sense of desperation. Over a few weeks a small, enclosed strip of land with no possible route of escape and no formal military protection…

Learning About Homelessness... From the Homeless

Until last summer I worked an organization called Mobile Loaves & Fishes, which serves the homeless in Austin and in five other cities across the country. A couple times a year, the MLF leadership takes employees and other members of the…