A New Day

The way post Ramadan 2019 played out, the decision to no longer give up social media this month was made a long time ago. I don’t think any of you would accuse me of arrogance when, in our current state of affairs, I had to think about what I actually have left to give up. […]

‘The End Result of My Affair’

‘Oh Allah, if you know this matter to be good for me in my faith, my livelihood, and the end result of my affair, then decree it for me, make it easy for me, and then bless it for me. And if you know this matter to be bad for me, my faith, my livelihood, […]

Video of the Day – ‘Allies’

My words are coming Sunday night. In the meantime, one of the Office homies just put this video in one of our chats. Good people man. Again, I’ll speak on that Sunday. In the meantime, this PSA…

Hallelujah

  My Ramadan goal this year wasn’t as dramatic as the past few.  I didn’t focus hard on improving my Arabic; I didn’t donate all my excess material stuff to Goodwill. I came into the holy month in awe that I’ve been able to live my life without destroying ‘my life.’  I’ve also been aware, […]

Shaykh

  The official answer to it all is, ‘It is the will of Allah.’ If I go before I resurface next month, Surah 2, verse 286 should be on the front of the program: ‘Allah imposes not on any soul a duty beyond its scope.’ When my mind is quiet though, (which is often now), […]

Song of the Day – ‘Cult of Personality’

  One more song… This is darkly comic now, but in my deep dive of Malcolm’s life there was a 48 hour period last week where I was listening to the full audio of ‘Message to the Grassroots’, and ‘the Ballot or the Bullet’, then Kanye went public calling a slavery a choice and I […]

(Untitled)

  What’s up? So I don’t have a lot of deep thoughts this Eid. The train is rolling so this will be assorted quick hits… ‘Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.’  Uploaded to Netflix right around when Ramadan started, so I didn’t say anything that weekend.  But if you haven’t seen it yet, give yourself an hour […]

Salaam

  His birthday just passed, but Malcolm has been on my mind a lot heading into this Ramadan.  Not Spike’s dramatization of his life.  Not even Malcolm’s own dramatization, as expressed in the Autobiography.  I’m referring to the thorough breakdown provided in Manning Marable’s great book. After he was gone, Malcolm’s legacy continues to grow internationally […]