“Verily, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and in the succession of night and day, there are indeed signs for those who are endowed with insight.” -(Qur’an 3:190)
Peace, Salaam, Shalom, Paz
I began my personal web-blog in order to write on a wide ranging variety of subjects: from history, poetry, religion and philosophy to current events dealing with politics, race, etc. This was for others as much as for myself because it is only through dialogue and engagement on these topics that one can grow and integrate new horizons into one’s thought and being – the process of becoming.
My writing took a central focus (though I still continue to write on all those subjects that interest me) and that is Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hysteria. The internet is a locus for bigoted and hysterical rants against Islam and Muslims and the voices in opposition to the Islamophobic Industrial Complex are few and far between, making me realize that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry is one of the last accepted forms of prejudice in the United States.
My opposition to this very real and viral form of bigotry has helped me to develop a strong foundation grounded in my faith to call for justice and equity. My ethics, informed and molded by Islam call me to a universal commitment to struggle to apply justice in all situations. I oppose bigotry, racism, and extremism whether it be: anti-Semitism, xenophobia, imperialism, colonialism, terrorism, state terrorism, and extremisms of all stripes and shades.
This unique time in our history is seeing many developments on different levels and in various dimensions. It requires a heart that is engaged, that exudes love wedded to justice applying mercy and compassion to all of God’s servants, this is the path that seekers of His Light tread, at the end of the path is Him just as He was the beginning – this is true becoming.
I have in the past contributed to sites such as Media Monitors, Islamophobia Watch, SuhaibWebb.com, and others. Currently, I contribute to Gates of Vienna vs. The World vs. LGF along with my partners in crime Lex, The Agent of Chaos and The Sphinx. I also contribute to Chasing Evil, founded by Rev. Jim Sutter, a fighter against bigotry and racism.
May Allah accept all that is good from this endeavor and make quickly forgotten all that is bad.