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    Wronging Others For the Sake of Justice
    right to do wrong. i have the right to abuse you because you remind me of other abusers —unhealed wounds CLICK HERE. READ NOW I know...
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    A Mistress Has No Lord?
    This must be what it feels like to give up on your soul, I remember thinking years ago when I nearly...
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    Prejudice Bones in My Body
    The following is an excerpt from the book Prejudice Bones in My Body: Essays on Muslim Racism, Bigotry and...
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    Do You Have a Toxic Relationship with Your Soul?
    Some time ago, a friend of mine shared with me a humorous post that was posted on the social media...
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    Thank God for Pain: Ten Things Suffering Taught Me
    Shukr. Looking within. Trusting the pain and loss. As I step into a new year and we approach the blessed month of Ramadan,...
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    Are New Muslims ‘Rock Stars’ in Masjids?
    The following is an excerpt from the book No One Taught Me the Human Side of Islam, the story...
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    Ignorant People Annoy Me Too…But
    “I guarantee a house on the outskirts of Paradise for one who abandons arguments even if he is right,...
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    Unconditional Love Doesn’t Exist, Nor Is It Praiseworthy
    “Too much control thrives when family members cling to a myth that everything is perfect when it’s not.” —Dan Neuharth,...
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    ‘But I Don’t Want Forgiveness’
    The following is an excerpt from the book And Then I Gave Up: Essays About Faith and Spiritual Crisis in Islam by Umm...
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    No Place Like Home: American Teacher in Saudi
    AUTHOR’S NOTE: I lived as an expat in Saudi Arabia from 2005 to 2013. This blog was written about...
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    Reality of Ramadan: You Might Not Benefit
    "Ramadan is the month of mercy, not the month of perfection. You’ll still make mistakes, and you’ll still fall...
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    Maybe It’s Divorce We’re Taking Lightly
    "Marriage is not the end of the rainbow, and divorce is not the end of the world." —from the journal...