In Support of the Wall

Dear President Trump, I wanted to take a moment to applaud and thank you for your decision to stick to your promise of building a wall between the United States of America and Mexico.  For too long have we Americans had to carry the burden of our neighbors from the...

There’s No Place Like Home…

Home is where the heart is.  It’s an age-old saying and a common idiom.  Wherever you feel your home is, you will be comfortable there even if it is not your actual home.  How many times have we found ourselves at a friend’s home feeling as comfortable as...

Revisionist Future…

I am not a Republican, nor am I a Democrat.  I hold certain values to be true from each party, and I disagree with values from each party.  I say this, because I hope what I write may remain bipartisan.  More importantly, the world has grown disillusioned by the voice...

We Plan, and Allah (ﷻ) Plans

وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ ۖ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ And they were plotting and Allah was plotting.  And Allah is the best of those who plot. (8:30) Eight years ago, the citizens of our country watched with tears in their eyes – for some, tears of joy,...

Well, I hope you’re happy…

O you who believe, be upholders of justice — witnesses to Allah — even though against (the interest) of yourselves or the parents or the kinsmen. (Qur’an 4:135) Well, I hope you’re happy.  ISIS.  I hope you are happy.  Because I’m...

Seventeen Years Later…

Earlier today my wife asked my son what the date was.  When she realized it was the 20th of April, I heard her say, “Hey Sa’ad, today is April 20th.”  I knew immediately what that meant.  I had known during the days leading up to April 20.  April 20....