Posts Tagged ‘With the Divine’

Is This Love I’m Feeling?

“Love is a serious mental disease.” At least that’s how Plato put it. And while anyone who’s ever been ‘in love’ might see some truth to this statement, there is a critical mistake made here. Love is not a mental disease. Desire is. If being ‘in love’ means our lives are in pieces and we […]

A Defense of Muslim Activism

Recently, the Muslim activist has become a punching bag for a wide variety of attacks, slurs, and statements which disregard and marginalize, at best, and vilify at worst, the concept of Islamic activism. From the idea that Islamic activism today is just the tattered remnant of political movements long since gone awry, to the suggestion […]

The Might of Tawakkul

Sometimes we don’t realize how weak we are as humans. We assume success and ease is what we accomplished ourselves, but what we fail to see is how God supports us through our paths. It’s like the ground we walk on – we fail to appreciate it and become arrogant in ourselves. Had God taken His Support […]

The Guide to Divine Revolution

By Marya Bangee It’s time to do an exercise. I want you to take out your personal copy of the Qur’an – Arabic if you’re fluent and can understand what the divine words of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala are saying or English if you cannot – and go to the title page. Write: “Read this as […]

Surrounded By Mirrors

I remember when our restroom mirror was being replaced, my family decided to snatch mine, until a new one was bought. I didn’t really mind it at the time, I didn’t really use it that much…or so I thought. After they took it away, my life became a little…lopsided. Each morning I would wake up, get […]

The Last 10 Days: Mercy, Forgiveness, Paradise

Declaring Allah’s Perfection

In the Qur’an there are a few surahs that begin with tasbeeh, a declaration of Allah’s Perfection, known as Al Musabbihaat. These surahs begin in different forms yet they all point to the same thing: there is no Rabb higher or greater than Allah azza wa jal. Tasbeeh comes from seen-ba-ha (س-ب-ح) and it means […]

He’s Like A Brother

“You’re just like a brother to me!” she’d often tell her Muslim college friend whom she’s grown close to over the years. She feels comfortable with confiding in him, trusting him, opening up to him – but she’s never thought of him as a husband. They hang out together during their breaks, she calls him […]

Relevant Religion: Dr. Sherman Jackson’s Latest Work “Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering”

In his controversial 1973 book, Is God a White Racist?, William R. Jones sharply criticized black theologians for their agnostic approach to black suffering, noting that the doctrine of an ominibenevolent God poses very significant problems for a perennially oppressed community. He proposed a ‘humanocentric theism’ which denies God’s sovereignty over human history and imputes […]

Talk at ISOC Qiyam: Getting Back to Allah

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