I sit in the United States and view the world through my American Muslim experience. I know full well the place of privilege I occupy along with the the entitlement that goes along with it. I do assess the world through that point of reference, however, that doesn’t mean that what I might have toContinue reading “On Egypt: Speaking From Places of Privilege”
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Pakistan, What if we took an area in the country and started from scratch?
Pakistan is a hot mess. I got that sense of Pakistan recently when I was invited as a distinguished guest to Pakistan’s 73rd Republic Day event. Yes, Pakistan has a Republic Day, which is separate from the August 14, 1947 Independence Day. Republic day marks the day when Indian Muslims decided to split from theContinue reading “Pakistan, What if we took an area in the country and started from scratch?”
The greatest nation, was or is not, seems to me the point is that something is wrong and in order to solve a problem, one has to recognize that there is a problem to solve in the first place. Thats what I like about this segment.
Reflections: American Muslims on the Next Four Obama Years
The glitter and glamour is going to be raging all week in Washington DC as inauguration gets under way. Arguably the concerns and challenges facing our nation brought out record number of citizens to re-elect President Obama. While a diverse coalition of communities came forward to vote, what is being framed as a divisive indicatorContinue reading “Reflections: American Muslims on the Next Four Obama Years”
CA Muslim Community Makes Political History 28 Muslim Delegates Elected to CA Dem Party
By Farrah Khan This past weekend, California Muslims made political history when 28 Muslim candidates were elected by Democrats as delegates and alternate delegates to the California Democratic Party (CDP). This constitutes the largest number of Muslims ever elected as delegates in California. The CDP held statewide elections for delegates to represent each of theContinue reading “CA Muslim Community Makes Political History 28 Muslim Delegates Elected to CA Dem Party”
Happy New Year and Happy (Big THREE-ZERO) Birthday to Me!
I haven’t written much because I haven’t been all that into writing. Also I stopped reading or listening to mind stimulating stuff and have been busy curled up in my bed (or sofa) reading “The Hobbit” and “The Silmarillion”, I mean who would have anything to say while enjoying those books? But alas, time toContinue reading “Happy New Year and Happy (Big THREE-ZERO) Birthday to Me!”
Rage Against the Video: Copyright Claims on Performance
Tragic deaths of Ambassador Stevens and others, rioting, and all sort of debate were the fallout from a short trailer posted up called “The Innocence of Muslims” which we found out was produced and posted by a Egyptian Coptic Christian (who carried a lot of hate toward Muslims). He was a fanatic on the marginsContinue reading “Rage Against the Video: Copyright Claims on Performance”
Because Ideas Matter: 10 TED Lectures You Need to Watch
So ideas are supposed to be powerful and change society. Really excited because TED provides some amazing people the microphone to get their ideas out to the world. There is so much excitement when I listen to these lectures, that its sort of become a ritual where over the course of three months I favoriteContinue reading “Because Ideas Matter: 10 TED Lectures You Need to Watch”
How is that politicians always know the answers?
Ever wonder how a politician could possibly know everything? Can it be omnipresence? When I was younger I just was in awe at how politicians could answer all the questions being asked of them, how they must have amazing memories but also a voracious appetite for information. To me that put a politician in aContinue reading “How is that politicians always know the answers?”
Friday Roundup Week 10
Friday Khutbah I am always excited to listen to a khutbah Omar Jubran. He’s just so emotionally engaging that its hard to not be personally invested in what he is sharing. I feel khateebs that can bring that to their khutbah have an amazing tool. Their willingness to be vulnerable, without being insincere about it,Continue reading “Friday Roundup Week 10”