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You Can Kill A Man But Not An Idea


What is Hajj? Hajj in the Arabic language means aim, destination or purpose (qasd). The reason is clear: Hajj is the ultimate journey of loving submission (‘ubūdīyah) and conscious surrender (riq) to Allāh. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam … Continue reading

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You Mirror What The World Mirrors To You.


Why has the mirror fascinated so many humans for thousands of years? Usually we only glance into a mirror while combing our hair. We don’t really look at ourselves that deeply; we tend to focus on only one aspect at … Continue reading

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Even Cows Don’t Like Daylight Saving Time


And, any parent will tell you — babies don’t quite get it either. “Six hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool,” Napoleon famously prescribed.  (He would have scoffed at Einstein, then, who was … Continue reading

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Soccer is Life; Love is Basketball


It continues to be one of sport’s most unlikely spectacles — Dennis Rodman, American ambassador. Yet on Sunday, there he was on national television, acting as an unofficial spokesman for stronger ties between the United States and North Korea. Sport … Continue reading

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I May Be Crazy, But It Keeps Me From Going Insane…..


(modified from Boko Harem first written in Adbusters Magazine.) So you’re sitting in the coffee shop sipping your latte and staring at your iPad and you think you know what’s going on? You flip through some images and read the … Continue reading

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What Are You Worth?


Nearly a year ago, a young man, by the name of Robert Champion died after being beaten by fellow FAMU band members aboard a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel.  Florida A&M University has offered the family $300,000 to settle … Continue reading

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Let Lance Armstrong Live Strong


Aristotle taught us that tragedy requires that someone prominent falls from lofty heights. And, it is the sudden and abrupt plunge of a hero from his pedestal that defines a true misfortune. Lance Armstrong? I do not know if Lance … Continue reading

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