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Listen With Your Soul

When you sit beside the river and listen closely, the Euphrates speaks to you only in eulogies of Aale-Hussain. Ask her what she saw on that treacherous day, and she will reply with a line from her heart-wrenching poetry; shredding your heart into pieces, as she eloquently recites, God is …

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What We Have Become

In a world that tends to become more materialistic with each passing day, poverty is often defined and understood as an economic and financial state in which a person or an entity survives with limited resources. Keeping this definition in mind, it becomes relatively easy to define who is poor …

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Resurrecting My Father’s Voice

My father and I would constantly communicate over the phone It was the only way to make Detroit and Edmonton feel inseparable As years went on I felt my sincerity plummet, I subconsciously adopted a fickle heart Memories of our conversations became faint but this, this was different I remember my …

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The Orientalist in His Ivory Tower

For over a century, Eurocentric orientalists, living in ivory towers, decided to take up a sustained interest in Islam. These men labored diligently for decades, studying, researching, and writing tons of “scholarly” books and articles about Islam. Finally, they arrived at the most ingenious revelation: the Islamic tradition was a …

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Prescription for Savings

It is no surprise that the healthcare system in America is woefully inadequate. It is currently run by insurance companies whose main goal is to make themselves as much money as possible, and they can do this because of their enormous lobbying influence in Washington. It is because of this …

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