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Letter to My Christian Dad

A Letter to My Christian Dad - I Found the Truth

My conversion didn’t come about because I thought that Islam as a religious practice was superior to Christianity, or because I thought Muslims were somehow more pure than Christians. From where I’m standing, those who play the “my-religion-is-better-than-your-religion” card have missed the point of their own religion.


For My Mom – I Remember

Dear Mom, I remember you digging in the garden and pulling up the weeds.  The summer heat was heavy and enveloping. Cicadas sang behind you in the woods. I remember your clothes and your limbs and the profile of your face as you worked. I remember you standing in front of the stove at dusk, the …

Hajj - The Journey That Transformed Malcolm X

Hajj - The Journey That Transformed Malcolm X

Each hour here in the Holy Land enables me to have greater spiritual insights into what is happening in America between black and white. The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities – he is only reacting to four hundred years of the conscious racism of the American whites.

Malcolm X’s Strong Message from Makkah to America

Malcolm X’s Strong Message from Makkah to America

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white…

A Letter to the Culture That Raised Me

I’m a soul, a mind, a servant of God. My worth is defined by the beauty of my soul, my heart, my moral character. So I won’t worship your beauty standards, and I don’t submit to your fashion sense. My submission is to something higher.

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