Prayer for Egypt

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and communities of the Shuhada (Martyrs) of yesterday's cowardly terrorist attack in Egypt. Allah SWT bless the Shuhada and grant them Jannat al Firdous. Allah support their families through this difficult time, support the people of Egypt, and bring to justice the cowardly ISIS terrorists who…Read more Prayer for Egypt

The Weighing of the Heart

From the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Papyrus of Ani. O my heart which I had from my mother! O heart which I had from my mother! O my heart of my different ages! Do not stand up as a witness against me. Do not be opposed to me in the tribunal. Do not be…Read more The Weighing of the Heart

Human Family; Past, Present and Future

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong (Speech originally delivered at the New Humanity Movement event, 13 April 2014). A cosmic explosion of incredible proportions gave birth to this Universe... Hundreds of billions of years later, a star was formed in the outer reaches of the Milky Way, bringing Light to a Solar System just being born... A small…Read more Human Family; Past, Present and Future

Humans Destroyed Themselves

"Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of the past for eternity? Can we not build a better future instead?" ~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Prayer for our Brothers and Sisters in our Human Family

Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with those who are grieving, suffering pain, or who have been affected by the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan. O Allah, may everyone sense Your loving compassion, which calms our troubled hearts and shelters our anxious souls. We remember those who have died and we pray…Read more Prayer for our Brothers and Sisters in our Human Family

The Bundle of Sticks

By Aesop AN OLD man on the point of death summoned his sons around him to give them some parting advice. He asked his servants to bring in a bundle of sticks, and said to his eldest son: “Break it.” The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the…Read more The Bundle of Sticks

Deferred Dreams, Self-Destruction, and Suicide Bombings

By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf There was a story in the New York Times a few days ago about how the "revolution" in Tunisia was sparked in December by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old, befuddled roadside green grocer. Like so many young Arabs, he was born poor and only dreamed of providing for his…Read more Deferred Dreams, Self-Destruction, and Suicide Bombings

The Writing On The Wall

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives,…Read more The Writing On The Wall

Praying for Democracy – Egypt 2011

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