Autistic artist, Hakim-Rashid, portrays his reflection on Juz 8.
The concept of self-identity is critical in Islam. It is through our ability to identify with the people of the past that we are able to properly view those righteous men that Allah (SWT) raised up from among us or sent to us.
We have been impressed, ‘colored’ by the ethics, morality and behavior imposed on us by our enslavement.
The verses that laid out the treatment of women in terms of inheritance, marriage and divorce completely changed my mind about Islam being an oppressive way of life for women.
A working faith requires obedience
What is the way I exemplify my love of Allah? If I love him how does he want me to express that love?
During this month of reflection, we search for meaning and employ self-restraint to overcome our artificial appetites and excessive tastes.
Cause indeed the greatest legacy we could live, and we could leave, is to leave Islam for our children. That they too bow down to Allah. That they too call themselves Muslims.