Category Archives: Awareness

The Overlooked Struggle

It’s happened to many of us.  We come across a friend or relative—someone we would consider fairly religious—engaging in behavior that seems shocking or out of character.  You meet them on the street one day and see them dressed in … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredients: Compassion and Gentleness

I was attending the Friday prayer at a certain mosque once. In the back corner, I noticed two teenage girls sitting side by side, whispering and giggling throughout most of the khutbah(sermon). It was slightly distracting, but nobody made a … Continue reading

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Blood on the Leaves: The Chapel Hill Murders

12:53 p.m.: My mom leaves the house to do some shopping that she’s been meaning to get done for a while. She’s talking to me on her way out, reminding me of things I should get done today and her … Continue reading

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