Reflection on Juz’ 2 by Amir Sulaiman

This reflection was originally published in Ramadan 2018. To read other reflections in the 2021 series click here.

The Jews in Arabia when they would argue, debate and even engage in conflict with the Arabs, they would say as a boast that there was a prophet coming at the end of time. He is going to cleanse this whole region of idolatry and idolaters. The Jews being the monotheistic people that they were, assumed that this prophet was going to come from them. Obviously he didn’t come from them.

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Amir Sulaiman is a poet, recording artist, Harvard Fellow, actor, screen writer and producer born in Rochester, New York. His poems cross subjects of love, tragedy as well as what it means to reconcile humanity with the unprecedented trials of modernity. He has performed his works across the US as well as many other countries including England, Belgium, Senegal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Australia, Iran and the Netherlands, and continues to tour world-wide. His recently published book of poetry, Love, Gnosis & Other Suicide Attempts, met with critical acclaim, in addition to his latest album “The Opening,” the third in a unique trilogy project, following “The Meccan Openings” (2011) and “The Medinan Openings” (2012). Amir was first introduced to a National audience in 2005 when he was featured for two seasons on Russell Simmons’ groundbreaking series Def Poetry Jam on HBO.

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