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The Other Side of Hurt: It’s Not About You

No one should have to apologize for taking care of themselves. This is something that took me a long time to realize and embrace in my life, and I’m still striving to do better at avoiding saying “I’m sorry” for taking care of myself during a time that people deem inconvenient for themselves, or when they feel my absence proves …

My Thoughts on MOOZ-LUM Movie

Those who know me well know I’m not a fan of television and popular movies.  But occasionally I make an exception when I hear of something that may be beneficial or relevant to Muslims in America or abroad. I first heard of Qasim Basir’s movie Mooz-lum through the online trailer and was intrigued by both the title and plot.  As …

“An Example of Redemption”: Reflections on Eddie’s Story

Review of the Movie From Dunya to Deen “Growing up in America, Eddie lived the American dream.  He achieved it all before the age of thirty—money, cars, women.” These are the narrator’s opening words to the ground-breaking documentary film about how Eddie Redzovic, founder and host of the worldly-renowned The Deen Show, came to Islam. However, the narrator’s next words …

"An Example of Redemption": Reflections on Eddie's Story

Review of the Movie From Dunya to Deen “Growing up in America, Eddie lived the American dream.  He achieved it all before the age of thirty—money, cars, women.” These are the narrator’s opening words to the ground-breaking documentary film about how Eddie Redzovic, founder and host of the worldly-renowned The Deen Show, came to Islam. However, the narrator’s next words …