Reflecting on Juz' 19, Nur Shaina Ayers shares her thoughts on leadership. Some are given positions they are not qualified for. Others, though well qualified, turn down positions when offered. Each of these is addressed.
Bilal Ansari expounds on the doctrine "none but the righteous" will be ultimately successful with God in his reflection on the 18th juz' of the Qur'an.
Hope Copeland reflects on Juz' 17 through the trials of her grandfather, a sharecropper in the American South, noting the lesson God gives through the trials of His prophets and the fulfillment of his promise to those who keep their faith in Him.
Shahidah Sharif discuses the miracle of faith and its validity within the Black American Muslim community in her reflection on the sixteenth juz' of the Qur'an.
In his reflection on Juz' 15, Jameel Aalim-Johnson writes about the tests Allah sends those who say they believe in Him.
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).