Jummah Reflection: Live a Life of Greatness

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Yesterday I had the honor of attending a memorial service for the husband of a co-worker who had passed away last week. And it did, indeed, feel like an honor to be there. Sharing…

Jummah Reflection: No One Is Expendable

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. There is nothing more important than People. Not processes.  Or institutions. Or projects. Or funding. Or ideology. Or religion. Or knowledge. Or physical needs. Or emotional security. Or goals. Or degrees. Or business. Or…

This week, a Muslim blogger turned down a prestigious award – over Gal Gadot. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, the founder of the popular blog and brand MuslimGirl.com, made international headlines by refusing to accept the Revlon Changemaker Award. As Al-Khatahtbeh wrote in an open…

Jummah Reflection: The Tyranny of Positivity

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I’m thinking about the ‘tyranny of positivity’ that Susan David spoke about in her TED Talk. While I do think it’s important not to give in to despair, my experience tells me…

Jummah Reflection:  Tension is Beautiful

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, and TGIF! This week, I’m thinking about the innate tensions that arise in community (and society at large), and how important these are to our personal and collective evolution. I’m thinking about people who are in…

Jummah Reflection: Solutions, Please.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. I’ve been reflecting lately on how much exposure I’ve had to humanity thanks to social media. In the past 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to ‘meet’ a more diverse pool of people than…

Jummah Reflection: We Learn Through Observation

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF!   “Indeed, within the heavens and the earth are signs (ayat) for the believers.” (Qur’an 45: 3)   If there’s one thing that pure scientific and spiritual paths have in common, it’s the idea…

The Airing of the Grievances | 2017

I’ve got a lot of problems with you people…and now you’re gonna hear about it! As always, I try my best not to spend the whole year bitching and complaining about things that bother me. (Sometimes I’m obviously more successful…

Jummah Reflection:  Iqra!

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I’ve been thinking about how important the *messenger* is to conveying the message. The first contact our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had with The Divine was when the Angel…

Jummah Reflection: I Love You.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Have you ever been in love? I mean real love. Not just the kind that we make movies about. The kind that transcends and envelopes and overwhelms all senses? The kind of love that…