Adam Wright reflects on the unexpected parallels between the new social norms put in place as a response to Covid-19 and the social norms regularly practiced by Muslims. Centering Juz' 14, he explores what lessons can be gleaned from this unprecedented time.
Juz' 13 reminds us of the role of God in human affairs from the story of Prophet Yusef (as) and his brothers and cycles of growth and decay in the natural world to the Angels and the roles they play linking the seen and unseen.
Latasha Rouseau interviews Ricardo Williams. As he gives his account of being racially profiled and incarcerated, she reflects on justice and draws parallels to the story of Prophet Yusuf (AS).
Sean Champagne examines the assumptions about ourselves as Muslims we can hold and the need to build one's own connection with the religion in his reflection on the eleventh juz' of the Qur'an.
Muhammad Ali highlights a few of the Qur'an's recommendations regarding war, difference and conflict in his reflection on the tenth juz'.
Amani Abderahman centers Juz' 9 of the Qur'an in her poem of self reflection.
Nsenga Knight centers the eighth juz' in her reflection on the redemptive power of being able to give voice to one's past and the need for women in particular to not feel ashamed of sharing their stories as they grow.
Sabria Mills reflects on the verses of the seventh juz', touching upon God's wondrous wisdom and the verses particular significance to the Black community.