In stage five you will realize that you can only move forward by moving backward. But, this time you will not do it out of love or fear of heaven or hell but out of true love for God. Read more

Women’s liberation is defined as a movement to combat sexual discrimination and to gain full legal, economic, vocational, educational and social rights and opportunities for women, equal to those of men. The women’s liberation movement started by Islam transformed women’s lives from degrading slavery and submission to enlightenment and empowerment. Read more

We can’t turn this world into one we had before horseless carriages and the Internet, but we can make our smaller world a better one. Read more

White supremacist (militia) groups like Republic of Florida are seeking more publicity, as evidenced by falsely connecting to the latest school shooting. Why is this country ignoring them? Read more

So now we are charged—I am charged—with showing the world the power of Black Muslim pens, which have been scratching out a myriad of works across centuries. The #BlackMuslimReads movement is a continuum of a struggle to keep the voices of Black Muslims heard. Read more

Feeling joy is noble, as long it’s from a good source. If the joy is coming from a place that is causing more problems for us, then that joy may not be that good (or noble) for us anyway. Read more

Twenty-nine women have been jailed for refusing to cover their hair.  Twenty-nine women were jailed because they refused to cooperate with their persecutors. Twenty-nine women were jailed because they would not allow injustice to disguise itself with the trappings of civilized protocols.   Read more

The single greatest threat to our nation’s security is the unchecked rise of violent white supremacist groups whose tactics and actions fit every textbook definition of domestic terrorism. Like the White House in general, the report is conspicuously silent on this. Read more

Just as history is a difficult path when you’re living it, remaining in dialogue with history is also a hard climb. The slim volumes on prominent African-Americans that my grandmother collected reveal only one side of a complex history. Read more

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