Bulletpoints of an Urban Thought

“the State of Poverty and its pressure, births an unique willingness to alleviate its bonds” Having been given an opportunity to survive an urban environment; it raises a person’s self-awareness to escape poverty, by having the following traits develop: • Survival: create a foundation for sustainability • Emotional Intelligence: one’s thought process; Baseerah (to have vision) • Faith: a Will to believe relief is near • an Intention: purpose, determination, volition to … [Read more...]

Ramadan… after Day 29

Remaining in Ramadan after Ramadan....after Day 29, this has been on my mind since 2010 Ramadan activates one's sincerity, subsequently while preserving oneself with patience. Fasting enriches our piety, intensifying our spiritual parts for acts of goodness. Fasting, a grateful reminder for what we have and a guidance to strive righteously for a better life. We are in the midst of forming 1 Muslim Narrative and Culture here in the United States, as ambassadors of good will. "It is So Cool … [Read more...]

#thePassenger… Conditions and People

#thePassenger rides again I have traveled to and from many locations, and have passed by Los Angeles best sites and landmarks. Between stops I tend to reflect on life's incidents, while staring out the metro's looking glass. On these rides I witness many different types of people and situations. On this journey, I'm reflecting on conditions and people, the way we interact with one another. Not yet on the downtown train... I witnessed several incidents that would raise one's eyebrow … [Read more...]

Every Thursday with Social Innovation

"Every Thursday" will feature people of creativity and/or ideas of leadership throughout their work. Recently an organization concluded their two-part series on Community Organizing. Thanksgiving weekend during the Muslim American Society Conference, in Long Beach, California. For over 15 years, the #ILMfoundation is a provider of socialpreneurial programs. Established in 1998 for the Greater Los Angeles urban community. Founder Imam Saadiq Saafir has groomed and shared his vision with … [Read more...]


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