“What do we guard? We guard things that are of value, things that we love, things that we see as important. This is how prayer should be for us. It should be something we see as precious, as valuable; and we should seek to be
“The core message we receive from these ayat elevate our thinking around who the prophets are and what our relationship to them should be. It roots us in understanding their human experience, their human expression.”
"In reflecting on the experiences of Yūsuf, Shuʿayb and the other luminaries whom AllahSubhanahu wa ta ‘ala (Glory to Allah, the Most High) favored with revelation, I am struck by the prophetic role that Black American Muslims play in raising the banner of truth, justice
"The superficiality of the good deeds that are decried in this section of the Qur’an reminds me of my younger years, when I found myself searching for and stumbling around for genuine meaning in my own religion."