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Beyond 2020: Grounding Our Politics in Community

As tense and agonizing as these unending election days have been, it pales in comparison to the last four years.  I plainly remember how it all began on the night of November 07, 2016. I watched as the political map of the US became increasingly red [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 9: All We Have To Do

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 “Policia Nacional!” – [Read story...]

Why Boycotting France is the Wrong Response

“I don’t think it’s safe to come visit you in France with your Aunt…she wears a hijab, and she will have trouble getting around”, my mother nervously quipped as we discussed travel arrangements for their trip.  “Of course it’s [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 8: Rich and Poor

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 “Cold. Hard. You put it in drinks.” &# [Read story...]

A Rabī` al-Awwal prayer

MV Media https://muslimvillage.com/wp-content/uploads/mv-logo-tight-news.png By: http://muwasala.org Source: http://muwasala.org/ Every year in Rabī` al-Awwal, Sayyidī al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Ḥafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him) [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 7: The Underground Dream

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 “Not without you,” – Omar Eggplant Omar’s [Read story...]